Course handbook

Description

Law and Justice is an introduction to the Australian Legal system which examines the sources of Australian law, legal institutions and their processes and gives an overview of basic legal concepts and principles. It also explores the wider context in which legal issues arise and the interrelationship between law, justice and society in the changing nature of law.


Availability2018 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2018

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2018

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the Australian legal system, key legal concepts and terminology.

2. demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between law, justice and society.

3. demonstrate a preparatory competence in academic, research, referencing and essay writing skills.

4. demonstrate the ability to locate, organise and analyse legal information from a variety of sources including legislation and cases.


Content

Topics include:

  1. Law and Justice in society
  2. Essay writing and research
  3. Australian legal system
  4. Separation of powers
  5. Levels of government
  6. Laws made by parliament and by judges
  7. Legal profession and courts
  8. Mabo case

Requisite

This course is only available to students who are active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program.


Assessment items

Annotated Bibliography: Introduction and Annotated Bibliography

Essay: Essay

In Term Test: Class Test

Quiz: Weekly Online Quizzes

Written Assignment: Review and Reflection


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Online

Tutorial

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Face2Face Day x 2