LAWS 7070 Revenue Law Industry Placement (Juris Doctor)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 201072

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Description This work integrated learning unit builds upon the knowledge base of 201071 Revenue Law (Juris Doctor) to provide industry experience for later year 2826 Juris Doctor students. Students who have successfully completed 201071 Revenue Law (Juris Doctor) with a Credit or above result will be eligible to apply for this industry experience. This unit is designed to allow students to gain valuable experience in ethical and professional responsibility in a workplace, while undertaking academic assessment. Students will also improve their legal and research skills which will assist them in the transition from university to the workplace The placement will consist of a full time four-week placement at the Australian Tax Office or other suitable workplace approved by the School of Law. Students will work in various practice areas with an emphasis on technical legal issues and will be supervised by senior staff members.

School Law

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Pre-requisite(s) LAWS 7069

Restrictions Students must have completed 201071 Revenue Law (Juris Doctor) at credit level or above. Enrolment in the subject is by invitation only following a call for expressions of interest and a merit selection based on a 500-word submission outlining the student�fs interest in the placement and his or her Grade Point Average in the program. Selection will broadly reflect the diversity of applicants. Applicants must also meet any workplace requirements. Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Evaluate the operation of taxation law in practical contexts;
  2. Propose solutions to taxation law problems for clients in practical contexts;
  3. Communicate relevant information about contemporary legal taxation issues to clients and peers;
  4. Critically reflect on the students�f learning and professional development needs;
  5. Perform legal writing tasks and critical thinking tasks within a practical legal and taxation context.

Subject Content

- practical legal problems derived from legal practice
- practical application of Law to facts
- Ethical considerations of legal practice
- client interviewing, legal instructions and information gathering
- professional client management: record keeping, File notes, letters of advice, and other legal professional management systems
- information for clients including legal information sheets and other information available in practice

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