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Legal Systems (6602.4)

Level: Undergraduate First Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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Unit Outlines

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  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (167451) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (167076) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151233) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154800) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145601) - View

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Syllabus

This subject sequentially develops a student's understanding of the theory and content of the law. The Concept of Law; The Civil Law and the Common Law Traditions; The Australian Federation; Comparative Constitutional Structures - a Brief Introduction; Sources of Law in the Australian Federation; Reception of English Law in Australia; The Law in Australia Today; The Legal Profession and the Practice of Law in Australia and Critical Perspectives on the Law.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the historical foundation of the Australian legal system and sources of law within it;

2. Locate and analyse primary sources of law;

3. Locate and analyse secondary sources and use them to develop ideas and arguments about legal issues;

4. Demonstrate an understanding of how Australian legal institutions work both separately and collaboratively; and

5. Demonstrate an awareness of how the legal system operates in Australian social contexts.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

None

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