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 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThe course provides development of:
1. analysis of key areas of interest in the Australian legal environment.
2. research skills and academic writing skills.
3. the ability to understand specifically what is required in an essay question, and to write an essay which actually answers that question.
4. the ability to take concise notes during lectures.
5. individual study skills in preparation for written examinations.
6. confidence, and a personal study regime to lay the foundation of good habits for future study.
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
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EPHUMA247