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Legal Internship Program

LAWS2011 is an optional unit if you are studying a single or double degree in Law. The unit provides the opportunity to gain experience in a legal environment for academic credit. You may undertake internships in either a full or part-time capacity depending on your circumstances. The duration of internship placements can range from a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 20 days.  The workplace experience is supplemented by an assessment program designed to build your oral and written communication skills and to encourage reflective practice.

You are covered by the university’s work experience insurance arrangements on the basis that you are not being paid during your placement.

How it works

Eligibility requirements

Typically to be eligible to enrol in LAWS2011, you will need to:

  • Completed 200 credits or more (if you have less than 200 credits you may be considered)
  • Be enrolled as a Curtin LLB student (including double degree LLB students)
  • Be on good Academic Standing

If you wish to undertake Curtin Law School’s facilitated placements, you must generally also be enrolled in, or have completed, the Legal Clinic unit (LAWS3005).

Enrolment in LAWS2011 is subject to the approval of the Curtin Law School. You cannot enrol into the unit without an approved internship. We do not guarantee all internships will be approved. Each application is individually screened and assessed for suitability based on its own merits.

Wherever possible, internship placements should take place within existing trimester study periods (Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3). It is possible to undertake a placement outside these dates, however you will need to seek approval from the unit coordinator.

You must attend an induction day before the commencement of an approved internship placement.