LEGAL PRACTICE AND CONDUCT

LAW3LPC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focusses primarily on ethical legal practice and conduct. This includes examining the legal practitioner's duty to the administration of law, the courts, clients and fellow practitioners, issues of personal and professional conduct. The context for this study is the issue of access to justice and reforms in the legal profession. 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. This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems, now and in the future. The emphasis LAW3LPC Legal Practice and Conduct is the role of the ethical practitioner in the legal system and the importance of practitioner duties to the sustainability of the justice system, and thus to society as a whole.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLecture, seminar assessment

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of 60 credit points of LAW level 1 and 60 credit points of LAW level 2 subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsLAW4LPP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (Vic)

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorN/A

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Inside Lawyers' Ethics - Lawyers' Professional Responsibility

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorParker, C & Evans, A

Year2014

Edition/Volume2nd Ed 5th Ed

PublisherCambridge Thomson Reuters

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Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. To describe and illustrate knowledge of the regulatory, complaint and disciplinary processes applicable to the Victorian legal profession.
02. To apply the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014(Vic rules and the common law governing legal practitioners conduct in relation to the administration of justice, the courts, clients, and other practitioners.
03. To identify ethical dilemmas facing a legal practitioner and analyse how to handle them in an appropriate and professional manner.
04. To identify and analyse the professional and ethical responsibilities of a legal practitioner having regard to a variety of lawyering paradigms and conceptual frameworks.
05. To identify the principles relating to legal practitioners and the holding of money on trust
06. To identify and analyse current issues pertaining to legal practice in Victoria

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

SeminarWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class participation group activity (250 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One 2,000-word assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

One 2-hour examination

N/ACentral examIndividualNo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class participation group activity (250 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One 2,000-word assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

One 2-hour examination

N/ACentral examIndividualNo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6