COMMON LAW AND THE AUSTRALIAN LEGAL SYSTEM
Credit points: 15
In this subject students who are not graduates in Australian law are introduced to Australia's fundamental legal institutions, the basic methods of Australian lawyers, and the central substantive principles of Australian law. Students will examine Australia's legislative, executive and judicial branches of government, federalism, the Australian legal profession, and selected principles of Australian public, private and procedural law. Students will also practise basic legal skills in reading case law, interpreting statutes, answering legal problems, and researching and citing the law.
SchoolLa Trobe Law School
Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Walker
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMLC or LMGB or LMLGBL or LMLI or LMCL or LMIBL or LML or LMGBL or have permission of Law School.
Incompatible subjects LAW1LIM, LAW5IAL
Special conditions Not available to students who have studied common law.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Concise Australian Legal Dictionary||Prescribed||Butt, P (Ed)||LEXIS NEXIS BUTTERWORTHS|
|Readings||Laying Down the Law, 7th Edition||Prescribed||Cook, C.||LEXIS NEXIS BUTTERWORTHS|
|Readings||Supplementary Unit Materials||Prescribed||N/A||N/A|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Be able to describe the central substantive principles of Australian Law.
- Lectures and discussion.
02. Be able to identify the basic methods of Australian lawyers.
- Lectures and problem solving activities.
03. Employ the basic legal skills in reading case law, interpreting statutes and answering legal problems.
- Team presentation/scenarios on Common Law and the Australian Legal System problem solving activities.
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Melbourne, 2015, Week 22-23, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGordon Walker
Five 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Class participation||10||01, 02, 03|
|One 6,000-7,000-word take-home examination||90||01, 02, 03|