Foundations of Law and Justice (11251.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.25||6||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify the personal skills, capabilities and knowledge necessary to meet the work standards expected by law and justice professionals in the workplace;
2. Map out their academic and professional trajectories over the next five years in an e-portfolio;
3. Explain and analyse the historical foundations and contemporary roles of Australian legal systems and institutions in domestic and international social, economic and cultural contexts;
4. Identify, research, interpret and apply sources of law, including cases and legislation;
5. Locate and critically analyse secondary sources and use them to develop ideas and arguments about law and justice issues;
6. Undertake legal reasoning to devise solutions to legal problems; and
7. Communicate the findings of legal research and analysis, in writing and orally, for a range of audiences and purposes.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
Foundations of Law and Justice provides you with the core capacities to work with and within the Law and Justice sectors, skills that you will further enhance as you advance through your course.
CorequisitesThis unit is only available to Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Justice Studies students.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Fanny Thornton|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Dr Fanny Thornton|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Fanny Thornton|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Fanny Thornton|
Robin Creyke et al, Laying Down the Law (10th ed, Lexis Nexis, 2018) OR Robin Creyke et al, Laying Down the Law (11th ed, Lexis Nexis, 2020) - either is fine.
Hall & Macken, Legislation and Statutory Interpretation (4th ed, Lexis Nexis, 2015) OR Hall & Macken, Legislation and Statutory Interpretation (5th ed, Lexis Nexis, 2020) - either is fine.
These two are available as a bundle.
2018 Bundle: https://textbooks.zookal.com.au/products/lexisnexis-guide-series-legislation-and-statutory-interpretation-4th-edition-and-laying-down-the-law-10th-edition-bundle-9780001272729?variant=34002279039108
2020 Bundle: https://store.lexisnexis.com.au/products/laying-down-the-law-11th-edition-and-lexisnexis-guide-legislation-and-statutory-interpretation-5th-edition-bundle-sku9780001557727/details?utm_source=Google%20Ads&utm_medium=Shopping&gclid=Cj0KCQiA0rSABhDlARIsAJtjfCfGZKKceLqsSWYPsklbqjvnIE9NqWKx1XUiKQ6fWdakRigOF8EleZ0aAuQ-EALw_wcB
Students must have access to a copy of the Australian Guide to Legal Citation, the 4th edition (Melbourne University). This is available electronically at: https://canberra.libguides.com/referencing and is also available on our Canvas site.
Rachael Field et al, Lawyering and Positive Professional Identities (Lexis Nexis)
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All via Canvas
Students are expected to attend lectures and workshops. Attendance is essential in order to do well with the assessment items.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
Students are required to attend a court or tribunal as a member of the public to complete their Law-in-Action presentation. Further details as to how to go abou this will be provided in class.