The Program Risks of Work-Integrated Learning: A Study of Australian University Lawyers

Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 40(1), 67-80, doi 10.1080/1360080X.2017.1377969

Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-01

Posted: 12 Jan 2018 Last revised: 28 Mar 2018

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Craig Cameron

Griffith University

Brett Freudenberg

Griffith University - Griffith Business School; Griffith University - Griffith Law School

Jeff Giddings

Griffith Law School; Monash University - Faculty of Law

Christopher Klopper

Independent

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is a risky business in higher education. The strategic opportunities that WIL presents for universities cannot be achieved without taking on unavoidable legal risks. University lawyers are involved with managing the legal risks as part of their internal delivery of legal services to universities. It is important to identify the risks that potentially arise, so these can then be managed. A case study involving Australian university lawyers reveals the ‘program risks’ of WIL. Program risk is a type of legal risk that relates to the conduct of universities, host organisations and students before, during and after a WIL placement, as well as the personal characteristics of students that can expose the university to legal risk. The research findings may be applied by university lawyers, academic disciplines and university management to evaluate and improve risk management in WIL programs.

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

Cameron, Craig and Freudenberg, Brett and Giddings, Jeff and Klopper, Christopher, The Program Risks of Work-Integrated Learning: A Study of Australian University Lawyers (2018). Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 40(1), 67-80, doi 10.1080/1360080X.2017.1377969; Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3099413

Craig Cameron (Contact Author)

Griffith University ( email )

Brisbane, Queensland 4111
Australia
55587623 (Phone)

Brett Freudenberg

Griffith University - Griffith Business School ( email )

Brisbane, Queensland 4111
Australia

Griffith University - Griffith Law School ( email )

Nathan Campus, GU
Nathan 4111
Australia

Jeff Giddings

Griffith Law School ( email )

Nathan Campus, GU
Nathan, 4111
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.griffith.edu.au/criminology-law/griffith-law-school/staff/jeff-giddings

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://https://research.monash.edu/en/persons/jeffrey-m-giddings

Christopher Klopper

Independent ( email )

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