LEGAL PRACTICE AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

LAW5PPC

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

What constitutes ethical legal practice and conduct is the 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.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Anne Noone

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted to LMJD and completion of 120 cp of Law subject (LAW5%).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and illustrate knowledge of the regulatory, complaint and disciplinary processes applicable to the Victorian legal profession. and analyse how to handle them in an appropriate and professional manner.

Activities:
lectures, seminars, assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply the Legal Profession Uniform Law, statutory regulations and rules and the common law governing legal practitioners' conduct in relation to clients, the courts and other practitioners.

Activities:
lectures, seminars, assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Identify ethical dilemmas facing a legal practitioner and analyse how to handle them in an appropriate and professional manner.

Activities:
lectures, seminars, assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Identify and analyse the professional and ethical responsibilities of a legal practitioner having regard to a variety of lawyering paradigms and conceptual frameworks.

Activities:
lectures, seminars, assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Identify the principles relating to legal practitioners and the holding of money on trust

Activities:
lectures, seminars, assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Identify and analyse current issues pertaining to legal practice in Victoria

Activities:
lectures, seminars, assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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