FPL470 - Field Placement II

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Subject Title
Field Placement II

Subject Description
Students are required to complete field placement in a legal work setting to apply the theory and skills they have learned in the program, and to gain work experience. Field placement promotes the concept of "learning by doing". The student must successfully complete field placement in order to graduate from their program.

Credit Status
This is a credit course applicable towards the Justice Administration Services Diploma Program, offered through the School of Legal, Public and Office Administration.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Develop professionalism and good work behaviour patterns (e.g. attitude, reliability, attendance, punctuality, demeanor and appearance).

2. Understand the operations and functions of various components of a court, tribunal, law office, legal department, or paralegal firm through direct observation.

3. Where permitted, use legal precedents, files and law libraries and participate in court functions or firm business.

4. Demonstrate an attitude of professionalism, as evidenced by an ability to meet deadlines, complete assignments and perform tests and in-class assignments as scheduled.

5. Demonstrate achievement of the following learning outcomes related to essential employability skills:

a. communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
b. respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
c. apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
d. use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
e. locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
f. analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
g. show respect for the diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.
h. interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
i. manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
j. take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.