LAWS5184 Co-operative Education for Enterprise Development (CEED)

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
The project is an individual research project dealing with a topic defined by a client corporate, government or not-for profit organisation. Students spend four weeks on site with the client organisation during the vacation preceding the semester, and continue the research to completion during the academic semester. The students are supervised by a member of academic staff and a mentor from the client organisation. The academic objectives of the project are to improve students' understanding of the research process, and to develop their capacity to conduct independent research. Students are required to communicate their findings to specialist and non-specialist audiences using a range of media. CEED students are expected to deliver findings that will find application in the operations or policy of the client organisation.

The student is the 'Principal Investigator' for a project with a host organisation. The project is one nominated by the organisation, the outcome of which will have practical and positive impact for the organisation. While the student receives support from the academic supervisor, mentor and the CEED program, the student is expected to lead the research. The student is responsible for preparing a project brief, conducting the necessary research, theoretical and empirical, and producing a final paper that will have practical use for the organisation as well as potentially influencing governmental policy and emphasis. The student will have the opportunity to build a network of stakeholders within the client organisation, and is expected to draw on the expertise and support of that network.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop a research question and formulate a framework for undertaking the research to address the question; (2) place their research in the context of the client organisations philosophy, operations and policies; (3) locate and critically evaluate relevant literature and other sources of information; (4) demonstrate mastery of discipline specific, and interdisciplinary knowledge relevant to, the research topic; (5) evaluate and synthesise evidence to draw appropriate conclusions from the literature; (6) demonstrate initiative, independence and creativity in undertaking a research project; (7) plan and manage a project to meet deadlines; (8) communicate effectively and appropriately using written, oral, digital and verbal means; and (9) conduct themselves appropriately in a professional environment.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) research paper and (2) professionalism (academic supervisor in conjunction with industry mentor will award a total of 30 marks, consisting of 10 for initiative, 10 for independence and 10 for professionalism). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Beatrice Hamilton
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
and
LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
Contact hours
approximately 50 hours per semester
Note
This unit is recognised by the University as a service learning unit. Service learning refers specifically to community engagement activities that are embedded in units of study, being structured and assessed as formal educational experiences.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.