Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
LLB courses are only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree programs.
This course is Part A of a multi-term sequence. Part B must also be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. The separate elements of the sequence must be completed in consecutive terms ie without an intervening term.
Legal system stream examines the nature of the Australian legal system, the constitutional framework and the development of sources of law, including the common law and legislation. The course introduces ethical considerations for the legal profession and develops analytical and interpretative skills. Students develop skills in legal research and in written and oral communication as relevant to the study and practice of law.
|Objectives||The objectives of this course are:
1. To assist students to gain knowledge of the Australian legal system.
2. To assist students to develop a range of skills in dealing with legal data, including research, problem-solving, writing and legal professional skills.
3. To promote critical thinking and reflection.
4. To introduce concepts of legal professional ethics.
|Content||Legal System and Method is an introductory first year course which is designed to, and has the objective of establishing a basis and foundation for all other law courses.
This course has a number of substantive law components which should not be viewed in isolation. Instruction in the methods and skills employed by lawyers are integrated with the substantive law components to provide an introduction to the Australian Legal System. A sound appreciation of the legal system is not possible without the acquisition of legal skills.
The parts of the course are:
A. Legal System components
1. Overview of the Australian Legal System
2. Legal Institutions and their regulation
2. Statutory Interpretation
3. The Australian Constitutional Framework
4. Common law
B. Legal Method components
1. Legal Research
2. Oral Communication
3. Written Communication
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for LAWS1001A|