LAW4328 LLB Professional Practice

LAW4328 Professional practice


In order to be eligible to apply for LAW4328 Professional practice, students must have:

  • An active enrolment in their degree program at Monash;
  • Successfully completed the prerequisite units according to the commencement year.
  • A valid working with children check (Volunteer) under the counsellor category.

Application and Enrolment

Student should read the LAW4328 Professional Practice Unit Information before undertaking the application process.

  1. Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria;
  2. Complete the LAW4328 Application Form via InPlace, using the InPlace Application Instructions.
  3. Successful applicants will be notified by email within 7 to 10 days of application closing date.
  4. Students will be enrolled into the unit by Student Services.

Selection process

Places are subject to a quota.  In granting places, the following factors are taken into account (these factors are not set out in order of importance):

  • Students' results in previous units. Generally, places will only be given to high performing students.
  • How close the student is to completing their degree. Preference is given to students who would be completing Professional Practice towards the end of their degree, and who have not yet completed another placement for example LAW4803, LAW4811 or LAW4330
  • How many hours of paid work the student is doing. If a student is doing more than 20 hours per week of paid work, then it normally they would not be accepted into the unit. Students may be contacted to discuss this further regarding flexibility.
  • How many other units would be taken with Professional Practice. If the student is doing more than two other units as well as Professional Practice, they would normally not be accepted into the unit.
  • If a student speaks languages other than English.
  • If a student has had relevant community sector experience.

The Convenor of Legal Practice Programs makes the ultimate decision of whether a student is offered a place in the program, subject to the above factors and his/her discretion.

Clinical Period Dates

  Clinical Period Application DeadlineOrientation

Clinical Period 1 2019/2020

Applications open for LAW4328 via Inplace

4 November 2019 - 20 March 2020* 29 September 2019 24  October

Clinical Period 2 2020

9 March to 17 July 2020

27 January 2020

5 March

Clinical Period 3 2020

6 July to 13 November 2020

24 May 20202 July

Clinical units are subject to their own set of Discontinuation Dates. Students should check these before deciding to withdraw from a unit.

Frequently asked questions about all the Clinical placements.


Undergraduate student services
Phone: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274)

Advia Sifris, Convenor - Professional Practice Undergraduate
Phone: +61 3 9905 5320