CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

LAW5CIP

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

 This subject will explore contemporary issues in the legal profession, locally, nationally, and internationally.  The course will place the profession within the pantheon of professions, provide a history of the profession internationally and nationally, but focus on the issues that are driving contemporary practice including the impact of disruptive technologies, wellness, new practice vistas and opportunities, and challenges.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Advanced understanding of contemporary issues in the legal profession

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading, tutorial/workshop discussions and exercises, assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

02. Critical understanding of the history and social context of the 'profession'

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading, tutorial/workshop discussions and exercises, assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Understanding of the social, technological and economic issues having an impact on the role of the professional lawyer

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading, tutorial/workshop discussions and exercises, assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Critical understanding of the ethical issues arising from current social, technological and economic change.

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading, tutorial/workshop discussions and exercises, assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2017, Week 22-23, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 22 - 23
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 23 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written assignment - 2000 word40 02, 03
Written assignment - 2000 word40 01, 03, 04
In-semester quizzes - nominally 1000 words20 03, 04

Melbourne, 2017, Week 22-23, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 22 - 23
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 23 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written assignment - 2000 word40 02, 03
Written assignment - 2000 word40 01, 03, 04
In-semester quizzes - nominally 1000 words20 03, 04