CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

LAW5CIP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

 This subject will explore contemporary issues in the legal profession, locally, nationally, and internationally.  The course will place the profession within the pantheon of professions, provide a history of the profession internationally and nationally, but focus on the issues that are driving contemporary practice including the impact of disruptive technologies, wellness, new practice vistas and opportunities, and challenges.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMira Stammers

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMJD or LMLAW or LMLGBL or LMCL or have permission of the director of LLM programs

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Advanced understanding of contemporary issues in the legal profession

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading, tutorial/workshop discussions and exercises, assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Critical understanding of the history and social context of the 'profession'

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading, tutorial/workshop discussions and exercises, assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Understanding of the social, technological and economic issues having an impact on the role of the professional lawyer

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading, tutorial/workshop discussions and exercises, assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Critical understanding of the ethical issues arising from current social, technological and economic change.

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading, tutorial/workshop discussions and exercises, assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Week 22-23, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMira Stammers

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 22 - 23
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 23 and delivered via blended.
"Starting on a Wednesday to Tuesday the following week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written assignment - 2000 word40 02, 03
Written assignment - 2000 word40 01, 03, 04
In-semester quizzes - nominally 1000 words20 03, 04