LEGAL PROCESS, METHODS AND INSTITUTIONS

LAW5PMI

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Legal Process, Methods and Institutions introduces students to the study of law, the core legal institutions and sources of law in the Australian legal system and legal practice. The subject places your law study in the context of legal practice and wider justice issues. Students develop essential skills for studying law including case analysis, legal problem solving, legal research and written and oral communication. The subject examines what is law and explores both adversarial and non-adversarial approaches to dispute resolution. Topics include indigenous law, the doctrine of precedent and legal reasoning, dispute resolution processes, ethical problem solving and the legal profession, and current problems of access to justice.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW1LIM, LAW11LSC, LAW5IAL, LAW5CLM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be admitted to Juris Doctor degree or have permission from Director of JD Program.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsConnecting with LawPrescribedMichelle Sanson and Thalia Anthony 2014Oxford Uni Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate integrated knowledge of the framework of the Australian legal system including its core institutions, sources of law and of how law is made, developed and applied

Activities:
Online Quizzes, Case Note, Oral Presentation, Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Demonstrate integrated cognitive and creative skills in working with case law

Activities:
Case Brief, Oral Presentation, Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Develop written and oral communication skills appropriate to the legal discipline

Activities:
Case Note, Oral Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Critically analyse Australia's legal processes and institution and access to justice in Australia

Activities:
Oral Presentation, Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of academic integrity and awareness of the consequences of any failure to comply

Activities:
Online Quizzes, Case Note, Oral Presentation, Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoel Butler

Class requirements

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

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Two 4.0 hours workshop per study period on saturday during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Examination (3000 words equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Mid Semester Assignment (1500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 05
Oral Presentation (1000 words equivalent) 15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

City Campus, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 4.0 hours workshop per study period on saturday during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Examination (3000 words equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Mid Semester Assignment (1500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 05
Oral Presentation (1000 words equivalent) 15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05