LAW IN ACTION
Credit points: 15
In this subject, conceptual tools drawn from the social sciences are used to identify and explore the varied ways in which law and legal knowledge contributes to the investigation of social problems and the resolution of disputes. Students learn about how the law works in theory and in practice. Basic legal concepts and skills relating to law making, judicial process, legal research and the ethical dimensions of practising law are considered. Through activities including court visits and fieldwork, students will learn how to identify and analyse how legal knowledge and practices are applied in different practical contexts, including courts and tribunals, law firms, community legal centres and community organisations. The subject has a strong vocational focus, with a range of practitioners and professionals offering insights into how legal studies skills relate to their work.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorKirsty Duncanson
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Prerequisites Only available to students in LBLS-Bachelor of Legal Studies, for which it is a Core subject in first-year.
Incompatible subjects LST1LEP
Special conditions Only available to students in LBLS-Bachelor of Legal Studies, for which it is a Core subject in first-year.
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|Readings||Weekly readings available via LMS and/or e-reserve in the libary.||Prescribed||N/A||N/A|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKirsty Duncanson
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|Court Report and Presentation (1500 words)||40|
|Take home exam (2500 words)||50|
|Ten online quizzes (equivalent to 400 words)||10|