Module details for Law Work Placement


This Module will provide an opportunity for the student to gain practical experience of work in a legal or quasi-legal environment. Students who undertook a work placement in stage 3 (LAW340) are not eligible to take this module.


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with : The aim of the Module is to allow the student to demonstrate the practical application of knowledge and skills gained on the LLB programme

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Apply academic legal knowledge in a professional working environment.

2.  Demonstrate the ability to perform professional duties, complying with standards required in a legal services environment

3.  Reflect on and evaluate the experience and learning gained from the placement.

4.  Evidence skills, competences and behaviours acquired during the placement via a ‘mock’ competence based interview.

Indicative Content

1 Preparation for Placement

Students will meet the placement tutors to be briefed on the requirements of and arrangements for placement, including expectations of the student, university and placement provider; discussion of key professional conduct issues for example, Confidentiality and Data Protection. Personal Development Planning. Students will require to prepare a cv and attend an interview to secure a placement. They will complete a SWOT analysis before attending the placement as part of their personal development planning.

2 Placement Learning

Students will undertake a supervised work placement on 1 day each week for 10 weeks in implementation of an agreed work plan.

3 Monitoring of Placement

One scheduled visit or virtual meeting between the parties will take place during the placement to ensure satisfactory progress is being made. Non-scheduled contact will also be maintained with the student by email, drop in sessions. Formative feedback will be given by the tutor on 3 draft workbook submissions.

4 Placement Debriefing

A structured debriefing session will be attended by students to share, reflect on and discuss their experience during the work placement. Students will update their CV and SWOT analysis as part of their reflection.

5 Mock Competence Based Interview

Students will evidence skills, competences and behaviours gained by undertaking a placement via a mock competence based interview.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 0
Tutorial/Seminar 8
Practical Activity 80
Assessment 44
Independent 68
Total 200

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


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