LEGAL PROCESS, METHODS AND INSTITUTIONS

LAW5PMI

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Legal Process, Methods and Institutions introduces students to the study of law, the core legal institutions and sources of law in the Australia. The subject places the study of law in the context of legal practice, legal theory and issues of justice. Students develop essential skills for studying law including case analysis, legal problem solving, legal research and written and oral communication. The subject examines what is law and explores both adversarial and non-adversarial approaches to dispute resolution. Topics include the history of law making in Australia, the doctrine of precedent and the origins of legal reasoning, indigenous law and its relationship with the common law, the legal profession, legal community centres and current problems of access to justice.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted to Juris Doctor degree or have permission of the JD Director

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW1LIM LAW11LSC LAW5IAL LAW5CLM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVarious readings that will be made available on the LMSRecommendedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the framework of the Australian legal system including its core institutions and sources of law

Activities:
Mid Semester Assignment, Oral Presentation, Take Home Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrate astute cognitive and creative skills in working with case law

Activities:
Mid Semester Assignment, Take Home Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Develop written and oral communication skills appropriate to the legal discipline

Activities:
Case Note, Oral Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Critically examine the historical, social and theoretical context of Australia's legal processes, methods and institutions

Activities:
Oral Presentation, Take Home Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of academic integrity and awareness of the consequences of any failure to comply

Activities:
Mid Semester Assignment, Take Home Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Two 4.0 hours workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid Semester Assignment (1500 words)Submitted/Assessed Online35 01, 02, 03, 05
Oral presentation (1000 words equivalent)Submitted/Assessed Online15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Take Home Exam (3000 words)Submitted/Assessed Online50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 4.0 hours workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid Semester Assignment (1500 words)Submitted/Assessed Online35 01, 02, 03, 05
Oral presentation (1000 words equivalent)Submitted/Assessed Online15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Take Home Exam (3000 words)Submitted/Assessed Online50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05