b'This guide is to help you undertstand the purpose of your work experience placement and The College of Laws expectation about the nature of the supervision required. Gain insight into a real legal environmentThe Work Experience component is one of the three essential components of PLT. The purpose of work experience is to provide you with the opportunity to:y apply relevant knowledge and skills to solve real life problems for clients whether hands-on or by observation. y eflect on what is learned in the PLT coursework. rYou have many work experience possibilities available to you. However, your placement must be considered eligible to be approved. This means it must:yoccur in the delivery of legal services;ybe supervised by a legal practitioner who meets the Work Experience Rules; and ymeet the Work Experience Rules.How much work experiencedo I need?Format Structure Choose if25 days of approved work experienceYouve already had work experienceor 75 days of Short + Clinical Experience Module (5 weekswork experience is impracticaladditional coursework)You have already accrued or plan to accrue a Standard 75 days of approved work experience significant proportion of the work experience days neededWork experience examplesYou have a huge range of opportunities that may count towards your Work Experience component. Examples include:ySummer clerkships;yParalegal work; yVolunteering at community legal centres; yA placement with Legal Aid; yWorking with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions;yLegal or tax division of chartered accountants;y Government policy and planning work of a legal nature;yJudges associate or tipstaff; yAssisting barristers in chambers; yWorking in government or semi-government legal departments; yAssisting Tribunal members (who are legal practitioners); andyCompany in-house legal departments.2 The College of Law'