Studies in Law 1


Studies in Law 1 is an introduction to the Australian legal system. It explores the foundation of our legal heritage and specific areas of law. The major mode of delivery is lectures, although some audio visual is used.



  • Semester 1 - 2016


  • Semester 1 - 2016

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. foundational knowledge of the Australian legal system and key legal concepts.

2. preparatory competence in academic, research, communication and study skills.

3. the ability to successfully engage with the university teaching and learning environments.

4. a developing understanding of requirements of academic integrity and ethical conduct.


Topics in Studies in Law 1 include:

  1. law in society
  2. historical development of law
  3. essay writing
  4. constitutional law
  5. structure of Australian government.
  6. common law and statute law
  7. the legal profession
  8. court system
  9. native title

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay Plan

Essay: Essay

In Term Test: Class Test

Quiz: Weekly Online Quizzes

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Ourimbah, Callaghan and On-Line from Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks