LAW IN ACTION

LST1LIA

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKirsty Duncanson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students in LBLS-Bachelor of Legal Studies, for which it is a Core subject in first-year.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LST1LEP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students in LBLS-Bachelor of Legal Studies, for which it is a Core subject in first-year.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsWeekly readings available via LMS and/or e-reserve in the libary.PrescribedN/AN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKirsty Duncanson

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Court Report and Presentation (1500 words)40
Take home exam (2500 words)50
Ten online quizzes (equivalent to 400 words)10