LEGAL PRACTICE AND CONDUCT
Credit points: 15
What constitutes ethical legal practice and conduct is the primary focus of this subject. This includes examining the legal practitioner's duty to the administration of law, the courts, clients and fellow practitioners and issues of personal and professional conduct. The context for this study is the issue of professional responsibility, reforms in the regulation of the legal profession and access to justice concerns. Students are encouraged to reflect on how a legal practitioner's duties and ethics are relevant to daily legal practice, as well as on the efficacy of law, the legal system, the legal profession and the nature of justice. Successful completion of the course satisfies the Council of Legal Education's requirements in the area of Professional Conduct.
SchoolLa Trobe Law School
Subject Co-ordinatorJudith Gutman
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites LAW1LIM and completed a minimum of 180cp of LAW% subjects
Special conditions Must be admitted to any Bachelor of Laws UG degree or have permission from Law Director of Programs
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Lawyers' Professional Responsibility in Australia and New Zealand||Prescribed||Dal Pont, G.E.||LAW BOOK CO, 4TH EDITION, 2010|
|Readings||Legal Practice Act||Prescribed||-||2004 (VIC)|
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJudith Gutman
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 2,000-word assignment||35||01|
|one 2-hour examination||55|