Studies in Law 2

Course code EPHUMA247Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

Studies in Law 2 builds on the foundation laid in Studies in Law 1 - "The Australian Legal System". Students will study specific areas of law, which are both interesting and topical.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will have developed:
1. foundational knowledge of the Australian legal system and key legal concepts.
2. a 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.
ContentTopics in EPHUMA247 Studies in Law 2 include:
1. General Introduction, Murder/Manslaughter, Defences, Investigation, Punishment and Criminology
2. Torts: Negligence, Passing Off and Defamation
3. Property Law, Health Law and Consumer Law
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEPHUMA147 Studies in Law.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch Essay 1200 words. 20%.
Application and development of individual research and essay writing skills.
Essays / Written AssignmentsTort Problem 1500 words. 25%.
Use of critical analysis and legal reasoning in order to answer a problem question involving the application of law to facts given in a given fictional scenario.
Examination: FormalFinal examination in the University examination period, 50%: Assessment of proficiency in this course.
Quiz - On-line10 Weekly online quizzes to be submitted by end of semester.
Development of good study habits and examination preparation skills.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPHUMA247