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Lawyers and Professional Responsibility (7043.4)

Level: Level 3 - 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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    This unit examines the role of lawyers in the legal system and their broader social obligations. Attention will be given to the history, organisation and functioning of the profession as well as to the place of ethical rules and professional discipline. The unit will also examine the types of legal work and work structures within the profession, the cost of legal services and problems of gaining access to legal services in Australia. It will also consider the role of non-lawyers in the legal system.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Law as a professional occupation: theories and models;

    2. The regulation of legal practice;

    3. The organisation of legal work;

    4. Regulating lawyers? conduct;

    5. Complaints and discipline;

    6. The labour market for lawyers;

    7. The future of the legal profession; and

    8. The National Legal Profession Reforms.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.


    Completion of Legal Systems or equivalent. Entry to the LLB program.

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