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Lawyers and Professional Responsibility (11273.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191504) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (190008) - View

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This unit aims to prepare students to join the legal profession by exposing them to the history, regulation and professional responsibilities of legal practitioners. The unit encompasses professional conduct obligations and discipline. It also provides students with a basis on which to approach and manage professional and ethical conflicts as junior practitioners.

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

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Identify, describe and explain the importance of lawyers' obligations to the administration of justice, the Courts, clients, the profession and the community by reference to both the common law and rules of professional conduct;

2. Identify, reflect on and manage ethical dilemmas likely to arise in practice; and

3. Develop a professional identity through an e-portfolio.

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