Introduction to Legal Studies
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1, Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
EPHUMA155 Introduction to Legal Studies introduces students to legal studies with an Australian perspective, relevant terminology and this then applies to practical legal situations in the Australian society. Through research and critical analysis of case studies in the areas of constitutional, criminal and employment law, students develop an awareness of the implications that exist in everyday life.
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 involved with the legal framework of the Australian society.
6. develop skills related to research and academic writing for different purposes and audiences.
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 the Australian society today.
3. Employment law - legal framework of employment in Australia; the statutory framework; ethical and legal issues in the workplace.
Modes of Delivery
Tutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks