DEATH, DYING AND LAW

LAW2DDL

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to aspects of the legal system that regulate death and dying. Students will examine the theories, practices and procedures of coronial law and related professions in Australia. It will investigate the distinctive role of the coroner during the death investigation process to equip students with the knowledge and necessary skills to effectively participate in the inquisitorial jurisdiction. Students may also explore other areas of the legal regulation of death, such as the laws regulating cemeteries and the right to burial, power of attorney, abortion law, euthanasia and assisted suicide, and the intersection between legal and cultural approaches to death.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (LAW1CRL or LAW2CRM) and (LAW2ECP or LAW3CPE)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW5IIC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate problems using appropriate legal doctrine in Australian coronial law

Activities:
Online Group Exercises Take Home Exam Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

02. Critically analyse historical, social, ethical, religious and cultural implications of coronial law and its reform

Activities:
Online Group Exercises Take Home Exam Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

03. Identify, use and appraise research material relevant to the operation and reform of coronial law

Activities:
Online Group Exercises Take Home Exam Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Class requirements

Seminar
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Weeks 1 - 7 & 9 -12"

Practical
One 1.0 days practical per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Excursion to Coroners Court & Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine - Week 8"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Take Home Exam (1,250 words)Submitted/Assessed Online30 01, 02, 03
Research Essay (2,750 words)Submitted/Assessed Online55 01, 02, 03
Online Group ExercisesSubmitted/Assessed Online in Seminars15 01, 02