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Capstone Law and Justice (11254.1)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


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In this capstone unit, you will draw together the theoretical, practical and professional skills and knowledge acquired throughout your degree and demonstrate this in significant real-world products (projects or research). You will reflect on your disciplinary learning in law and/or justice throughout your degree as you are guided in the transition to your professional career. To facilitate this transition, you will develop enhanced professional skills.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate career-readiness, a clear professional identity, and insight into the skills, knowledge and personal attributes necessary to meet the standards of performance and practice expected by their profession;

2. Critically reflect on their learning and the development of skills throughout their degree and consider their ongoing development into their professional lives;

3. Synthesise high-level conceptual and practical understanding and relevant disciplinary knowledge to develop useful solutions to real-world problems;

4. Critically analyse the impact of the legal and/or justice professions on society;

5. Demonstrate high-level skills in professional research and writing; and

6. Communicate responses to legal, social, commercial and/or policy issues effectively, appropriately and persuasively.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

2-3 hour interactive workshops on campus per week.


This unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Justice Studies course.

This unit should be taken in the final semester of the course and all students must have passed 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice.

Students in a Bachelor of Laws must have passed at least 72 credit points and students in a Bachelor of Justice Studies must have passed at least 48 credit points (including the 6 cps for Foundations of Law and Justice) before enrolling in this unit.



Assumed Knowledge


Equivalent Units

7019 Advanced Legal Research and Writing and 8358 Advanced Legal Research and Writing (Honours)

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