DEATH, DYING AND LAW

LAW2DDL

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to aspects of the legal system that regulate the dead, death and dying. Students will examine theories, practices and procedures of coronial law, forensic medicine, medical law and related professions in Australia. It will investigate the distinctive roles of the coroner, forensic pathologist and medical practitioner during the death investigation process to equip students with the knowledge and necessary skills to effectively participate in the inquisitorial jurisdiction. Students may also explore other areas of the legal regulation of death, such as laws regulating cemeteries and the right to burial, power of attorney, organ donation, abortion law, euthanasia and assisted suicide, and the intersection between legal, social and cultural approaches to death.



SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1CRL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW5IIC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate legal and policy problems using appropriate doctrine in Australian law and academic scholarship

Activities:
Online Group Exercises Take Home Exam Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Critically analyse historical, social, ethical, religious and cultural implications of laws regulating the dead, death and dying

Activities:
Online Group Exercises Take Home Exam Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Identify, use and appraise research material relevant to the operation and reform of laws regulating the dead, death and dying

Activities:
Online Group Exercises Take Home Exam Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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