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Current Issues in Law and Justice (11263.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate 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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  • Winter Term, 2019, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (192359) - View
  • Winter Term, 2019, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (189891) - View

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This unit examines selected issues in law and justice. It is offered as an elective unit to LLB and B Justice students, and may be associated with an overseas study tour in either Summer or Winter term. The unit's content will thus vary from semester to semester depending on the interests and availability of staff. The approved offering for each term will be advertised to students in advance of its availability.

This unit may be co-taught with a G version of the unit.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Explain the working of relevant laws in the selected field, the policy behind the law and its place in the system of justice;

2. Explain the implications of legal issues in the selected field, including where relevant international obligations in that field; and

3. Critically analyse and solve problems in the selected field and to explore particular topics in the selected field in depth.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

20-25 hours total for the teaching period in various modes of delivery and as a mix of lectures, briefings and site visits.


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

Students must have passed at least 36 credit points, including unit 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice.



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