Faculty of Law

External placements

Academic information

Information for the company / institution

What are work placements?

They are work experience carried out by a student in any public or private, national or foreign entity, with the aim of:

  1. applying and complementing the knowledge acquired during their academic education
  2. familiarising the student with the reality of the professional field in which they will work after graduation
  3. developing skills and competencies that favour the student’s incorporation into the job market
  4. comparing academic learning acquired to real situations that exist in the professional world, so that the student is able to understand the meaning of the various disciplines that make up their studies
  5. recognising their own aptitudes, attitudes, personal skills and educational needs, analysing their strong and weak points

Who can do them?

Students registered on a course with the Faculty of Law who have passed 120 credits. Placements may be curricular or extracurricular and in both cases the skills to be acquired by completing the placement must be linked to the student’s degree.

In the case of curricular external placements, you must be enrolled in the subject linked to the corresponding curriculumbefore the start date (this means fulfilling the following academic requirements):

Bachelor's Degree in Political and Administrative Sciences

  • It is an optional subject worth 3 credits.
  • The practicals are 75 hours.
  • In order to register, the student will need to have passed 120 credits and fulfil all the necessary requirements to enrol in an optional subject.

Bachelor's Degree in Law:

  • It is an optional subject worth 3 credits.
  • The practicals are 75 hours.
  • In order to register, the student will need to have passed 120 credits and fulfil all the necessary requirements to enrol in an optional subject.

Bachelor's Degree in Criminology:

  • It is a compulsory 4th-year subject worth 4 credits.
  • To enrol on the placement course, you will first need to enrol on the 4th-year courses required for finishing your bachelor's degree (only the bachelor's thesis may be left to a later year).
  • Placements are 120 hours, 100 hours of attendance and 20 hours to prepare a report.

Master's Degree in Advocacy:

  • It is a compulsory subject divided into two semesters, Placement 1 worth 16 credits and Placement 2 worth 14 credits.
  • In order to register, the student will need to fulfil all the necessary requirements to enrol in a compulsory Master's degree subject.
  • Even if the student has contacted a company previously, all places will have to be processed through the internship platform and the student will not be able to start their placement until the education cooperation agreement has been signed and the student has completed enrolment.

Information for undergraduate students and students of a and Master's Degree in Advocacy

What are academic external placements?

They are work experience carried out by a student in any public or private, national or foreign entity, with the aim of:

  1. applying and complementing the knowledge acquired during their academic education
  2. familiarising the student with the reality of the professional field in which they will work after graduation
  3. developing skills and competencies that favour the student’s incorporation into the job market
  4. recognising their own aptitudes, attitudes, personal skills and educational needs, analysing their strong and weak points

Who can do them?

Students registered on a course with the Faculty of Law who have passed 120 credits. Placements may be curricular or extracurricular and in both cases the skills to be acquired by completing the placement must be linked to the student’s degree.

How do I enrol?

To enrol on the placement for theBachelor's degree in Political and Administration Sciences and the Bachelor's degree in Law, students must have passed 120 credits and fulfil all the requirements for enrolling in an optional subject.

To enrol in the placement for the Bachelor's degree in Criminology, students must have passed 120 credits and fulfil all the requirements for enrolling in a compulsory 4th year subject.

Enrolment for bachelor's degree placements must be formalised in ordinary enrolment periods, together with the rest of the student’s subjects or during the add/drop period in February (if there are still empty places).

In order to enrol for placements on the Master in Advocacy, students must fulfil all the necessary requirements to enrol in a compulsory master's degree subject.

Enrolment for placements for the Master in Advocacy will have to be formalised in the established enrolment periods for this master's degree, together with other subjects.

Description of the placement

Bachelor's Degree in Political and Administrative Sciences

  • It is an optional subject worth 3 credits.
  • The practicals are 75 hours.

Bachelor's Degree in Law:

  • It is an optional subject worth 3 credits.
  • The practicals are 75 hours.

Bachelor's Degree in Criminology:

  • It is a compulsory 4th-year subject worth 4 credits.
  • Placements are 120 hours, 100 hours of attendance and 20 hours to prepare a report.

Master in Advocacy:

  • It is a compulsory subject divided into two semesters, Placement 1 worth 16 credits and Placement 2 worth 14 credits.

Even if the student has contacted a company previously, all places will have to be processed through the internship platform and the student will not be able to start their placement until the education cooperation agreement has been signed and the student has completed enrolment. Persons interested in completing internships in companies will have to refer to requests for applications published by the Faculty of Law.

Formalities

  • The company makes their placement offer through the internship platform.
  • Offers are checked by the Faculty and then published.
  • The deadline for assignment of places is opened and students select the placements they would most like to complete.

What do you need to do to request a place?

  1. The student receives an e-mail from the Faculty in which they are told the deadlines for the relevant call for applications.
  2. To consult the places offered by companies and the Office of the Dean, all you need to do is go to theweb address and use your code and password to access La Meva UdG (La meva UdG).
  3. Students can register as a candidate for placements they would like to complete.
  4. The company or institution can establish its own assessment criteria and if required interview candidates.
  5. The Faculty of Law selects students who opt for placements according to their academic record and the requested requirements
  6. The Faculty assigns a candidate to each available placement, attempting to satisfy the priorities of candidates and companies as far as possible.
  7. Students can find out what place that have got using the web platform.

Steps to complete once a student has been assigned a placement

Once placements have been agreed, the formalities to finalise the individual educational cooperation agreement and training project are begun.

1. The student contacts their tutor within the company and their academic tutor to specify the details of the placement assigned. If any information changes with respect to the information published in the proposal (e.g. placement start and end dates), the student must inform us by e-mail at practiquesempresa.dret@udg.edu

2. Should the student receive any financial grants:

3. Through the student, the centre will give the company: the educational cooperation agreement (three copies), the educational project (three copies) and the placement appraisal report (one copy). The student returns the documentation signed by the company to the centre.

4. Students are covered by school insurance  , except for those over the age of 28, who will have to take out a supplementary insurance police when they enrol on their course.

5. School insurance only covers Spain. When travelling abroad, students must take out a voluntary travel policy and a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC - providing health care in countries in the European Community), or an E-AND-4 if travelling to Andorra.

Please note that placements cannot be carried out if the Educational Cooperation Agreement has not been signed and the student has not enrolled.

6. Writing the student’s placement report and handing it in to the teaching institution. This document must include a brief summary of the activities carried out and the results obtained. Likewise, it must also include the signature of the tutor at the company. The Faculty of Law will provide the student with report guidelines.

7. The company or institution sends the appraisal report to the centre.

8. The tutor at the University of Girona evaluates and grades the subject.

9. The student will be assessed with a number for external curricular placements and with pass/fail for extracurricular placements.

10. With the aim of continually improving the company or institution's placement offer, the Faculty of Law will prepare an internal follow-up report on the placement in which they ask the student to complete a questionnaire about the tasks and conditions under which they completed their placement.

What does the student have to do during their placement?

Students should be familiar with and fulfil the established work plan, following the instructions given by their tutor in the partner company, entity or public or private institution, under the supervision of their university tutor.

  • Students should comply with the university’s current rules on curricular placements.
  • Students should stay in touch with their academic tutor throughout the activity, communicating with them and telling them about any incidents that may arise during their placement.
  • Students should give the university all the documents and reports requested for follow-up and evaluation, depending on the type of placement.
  • Students should join the external partner organisation in question on the agreed date.
  • To fulfil and comply with the external partner entity’s operating regulations and policies.
  • Students should prepare a placement plan and complete with due diligence the activities agreed with the external partner organisation, in accordance with the collaboration rules established.
  • Students should safeguard confidentiality in relation to the company, entity or public or private institution’s internal data and must not use any data obtained during their placement without the express authorisation of the company, entity or public or private institution and the University of Girona
  • Students should at all times be respectful towards the partner company, entity or public or private institution’s policy, in order to protect the good name of the University of Girona.

Steps to submit and assess the student’s report

Submitting the report

  • Before the deadline established by the faculty for practicals, the student must submit a report on their placement to the centre.
  • Please bear in mind that the deadline for submitting the report varies depending on the semester in which the company internship takes place (February, June and September).
  • The appraisal form from the placement completed by the student must also be attached.
  • Guide to the format of the company internship report:
  • When the report is submitted to the centre, it should bear the approval and signature of the student’s tutor at the company.

Assessing the report

A numerical score will be given (between 1 and 10) and the following will be assessed:

  • Report issued by the company qualitatively appraising the student’s flexibility (working habits) and the work completed (according to the knowledge required and any difficulties encountered) (50%, on the part of the tutor at the company, or academic tutor if placements are completed within the University of Girona).
  • Final appraisal and report on the placement completed and skills attained by the student during their time at the company from the report submitted (50%, on the part of the academic tutor based on existing report models).
  • The Vice-Dean of External Relations, responsible for the company internship module for courses within the Faculty, will collate the appraisal reports from the student’s company and academic tutors and the coordinator of each bachelor's degree will enter the final mark on the student’s exam record.