Introduction to Legal Studies
|Course code EPHUMA155||Units 10||English Language & Foundation Studies Centre|
EPHUMA155 Introduction to Legal Studies introduces students to legal studies and their practical application to legal situations in contemporary Australia. This is done through research and critical analysis of case studies in the areas of constitutional, criminal and employment law. From this, students develop an awareness of the legal implications that exist in everyday life.
Available in 2014
1. gain an understanding of the content and processes of the course Introduction to Legal Studies suitable for the commencement of undergraduate study.
2. develop an understanding of the history and operation of the Australian legal system.
3. become conversant in the terminology and jargon of Legal studies.
4. appreciate the role of law in its relationship to everyday life.
5. develop knowledge and skills to understand the attitudes and values underpinning the legal framework of our current society.
6. develop skills related to research and academic writing for different purposes and audiences, including relevant legal terminology.
|Content||1. Sources of law - Common law; Australian constitution (statute law); Australian parliamentary system; substantive and procedural law.|
2. Criminal law - Overview of criminal law; criminal liability; enforcing the law; the trial; punishment and the role of criminal law in society today.
3. Employment law - legal framework of employment in Australia; the statutory framework; ethical and legal issues in the workplace.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for EPHUMA155|