Law and Justice

Description

Law and Justice is an introduction to the Australian Legal system which examines the sources of Australian law, legal institutions and their processes and gives an overview of basic legal concepts and principles. It also explores the wider context in which legal issues arise and the interrelationship between law, justice and society in the changing nature of law.

Availability

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the Australian legal system, key legal concepts and terminology.

2. demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between law, justice and society in the changing nature of law.

3. demonstrate a preparatory competence in academic, research, communication and study skills.

4. demonstrate the ability to locate, organise and analyse legal information from a variety of sources including legislation and cases.

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

6. demonstrate a developing understanding of requirements of academic integrity and ethical conduct.

Content

Topics in Law and Justice 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. Legal profession
  8. Court system
  9. Native title

Requisite

This course is only available to students who are active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay Plan

Essay: Essay

In Term Test: Class Test

Quiz: Weekly Online Quizzes

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

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

Tutorial

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

Ourimbah

Lecture

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

Tutorial

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

On-Line from Callaghan

Tutorial

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Term

Face2Face Day x 2