Clinical Experience Module

Clinical Experience Module

What is the Clinical Experience Module?

The Clinical Experience Module (CEM) combined with 15 days of Work Experience satisfies the Work Experience requirements of the Practical Legal Training program.

It has six activities that take place over a six week period:

  • Four written reflections
  • An advanced skills session
  • Legal Business Skills series 

WA only

The Clinical Experience Module (CEM) combined with 25 days of Work Experience satisfies the Work Experience requirements of the Practical Legal Training program.

It has five activities that take place over a five week period:

  • Four written reflections
  • An advanced skills session

When can you Start the CEM

Before enrolling in CEM, you must have completed your work experience and have lodged the Application and Declaration forms.

You can start your CEM:

  • Full-time students: At the end of your Coursework Component
  • Part-time students: From week 16 of your Coursework Component


 CEM Course Dates

Attendance

The Clinical Experience Module coursework is completed online.

CEM ACTIVITIES

Activity

Description

1. Advanced Skills 

Advanced practice skills in interviewing and negotiation are taught in the context of elective subjects Consumer Law Practice or Employment Law and Industrial Relations Practice.


The subject must be different to the elective you completed in the Coursework Component.


You are required to submit detailed interview and negotiation plans* and participate in and complete a file note of a client interview and take part in a related negotiation activity leading to agreed terms of settlement. 

2. Ethics in Action 

A reflective analysis* of a judgment in a legal disciplinary matter 

3. The Lawyer/Client Relationship 

A reflective analysis* of the way client expectations were identified and managed during the work experience placement. 

4. Delivery of Legal Services 

Based on observation during your placement, a reflective analysis* of how clients’ legal problems were resolved, examining the roles of the parties involved and the processes employed. 

5. Legal Practice Management

A critical analysis* of two aspects of practice management observed during the work experience placement.

 6. Legal Business Skills

(Excl. WA)

Undertaking online modules from the Legal Business Skills series on:

  • Commencing legal practice
  • Building confidence
  • Developing a commercial mindset
  • Creating your personal brand
  • Developing financial literacy.


Following completion of these modules a critical and reflective analysis* of those skills observed during the work experience placement including analysis of developments in innovation and technology.  

 

 *1500 to 2000 words assessment – the activities are assessed on a satisfactory/not satisfactory basis and are not graded.

Additional Fee

Students selecting the CEM pay an additional fee of $1,460 (WA) or $1,530 (NSW, QLD, SA & VIC).

FEE-HELP is available.

 

 Payment Options

 

Ready to enrol?

  1. Select the CEM course you intend enrolling in.
  2. Download and complete the Clinical Experience Module (CEM) Enrolment Form
  3. If you have indicated you are paying by FEE-HELP, we will email you a link to the FEE-HELP form once we have received  your application.
  4. Complete, sign and return the form, along with any accompanying documentation to:

    support@collaw.edu.au 

    Student Services
    The College of Law
    PO Box 2
    St Leonards NSW 1590 Australia

    or

    DX 3316 St Leonards