LEGAL INSTITUTIONS AND METHODS

LAW1LIM

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we explore, in an introductory framework, three main themes. The first theme considers the underpinnings of law and the legal system in Australia, aiming to raise questions such as 'what is law? and 'how does the legal system in Australia operate?' The second theme examines issues relating to the art of lawyering. Specifically, we work on developing skills such as case analysis and legislative interpretation, which are crucial to the practice of law. The third theme involves placing law in Australia in its context. We discuss issues concerning the legal profession, legal ethics and access to justice.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJudith Gutman

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission in course belonging to progression group LLAWU

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be admitted to any Bachelor of Laws UG degree or have permission from Law Director of Programs

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralian Guide to Legal CitationPrescribedN/ACURRENT EDITION, MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW
ReadingsBe: Laying down the lawPrescribedCook,C., Creyke, R., Geddes, R. & Hammer, D.LEXIS NEXIS. 8TH EDN.
ReadingsButterworths concise Australian legal dictionaryPrescribedN/ABUTTERWORTHS (LATEST EDITION)
ReadingsSupplementary Materials, 2012PrescribedN/AN/A
ReadingsBe: Mastering law studies and exam techniquesRecommendedKrever, R.BUTTERWORTHS, 6TH EDN.
ReadingsA career in lawPreliminaryCorkery, J. (ed)2ND EDITION, FEDERATION PRESS 2002.
ReadingsGetting into LawPreliminaryMiller, J.BUTTERWORTHS 2002

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJudith Gutman

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
1,500-word Court Report30
Case Brief and Presentation (group exercise)5-minutes/250-words per student10
compulsory library practical research skills exercises (on-line)30-minutes per student10
one 2-hour examination50

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJudith Gutman

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
1,500-word Court Report30
Case Brief and Presentation (group exercise)5-minutes/250-words per student10
compulsory library practical research skills exercises (on-line)30-minutes per student10
one 2-hour examination50

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPascale Chifflet

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
1,500-word Court Report30
Case Brief and Presentation (group exercise)5-minutes/250-words per student10
compulsory library practical research skills exercises (on-line)30-minutes per student10
one 2-hour examination50