LAWS13020 - Legal Professional Portfolio

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will reflect on the accumulated experience of both law coursework and your practical experience to curate a portfolio of digital artefacts which provides evidence of your learning and sets strategies for achieving your career goals. Your Professional Portfolio draws on your academic achievements as well as your participation in the CQUniversity learning community and broader engagement in society through work and volunteering. As a new lawyer, you will need to carefully develop your professional identity and represent yourself in a variety of different contexts and media. Through the curation of your portfolio you will be articulate this identity and present it through your digital evidence and through simulated learning experiences such as a job interview or project funding proposal.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

48 CP of previous study in law units pre-requisite

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2020

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 70%
2. Practical Assessment 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

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Feedback
Personal thanks from the student for making the exercise realistic.
Recommendation
Continue to encourage students to consider this as an option to improve employability particularly if they are already engaged in community or legal work.
Action Taken
This unit has been recommended to law students but has not attracted significant enrolment.
Source: Low enrolments
Feedback
Remove this unit
Recommendation
This unit will not be offered again.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Critically reflect on academic and practical learning experiences in order to curate evidence of learning in a digital portfolio of achievement
  2. Articulate and present your professional identity through digital artefacts and in simulated professional contexts
  3. Plan for work-readiness and ongoing strategies of professional development and engagement
  4. Demonstrate evidence of professional responsibility and leadership through engagement activities in the learning community and in the broader social context.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio
2 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Portfolio
2 - Practical Assessment