Criminal Law and Procedure G (11436.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Graduate Level|| 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, explain and critically analyse the principles and practice of criminal law in NSW and the ACT. Areas covered may include the mental and physical elements of offences, the standard of proof, the trial process, specific offences, defences and sentencing; and
2. Use legal research, problem-solving, writing and advocacy skills to apply principles of criminal law to solve complex legal problems.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
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
This is a Priestley 11 unit required for professional admission as a legal practitioner. The curriculum requirements for each Priestley unit are set out in the LACC Model Admission Rules 2015.
PrerequisitesThis unit is only available to student in the Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, Master of Legal Studies, Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies and Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies courses.
CorequisitesStudents must be enrolled in or have already passed 11431 Foundations of Law and Justice G or equivalent.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Dr Tony Krone|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Tony Krone|
John Anderson et al. Criminal Law Perspectives: From Principles to Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2020)
Lorraine Finlay and Tyrone Kirchengast, Criminal law in Australia (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2nd ed, 2020)
David Brown et al, Criminal Laws: Materials and Commentary on Criminal Law and Process in New South Wales (Federation Press, 7th ed, 2020)
Simon Bronitt & Bernadette McSherry, Principles of Criminal Law (Thomson Reuters, 4th ed, 2017)
Roderick N Howie & Peter A Johnson, Annotated Criminal Legislation in New South Wales 2018-2019 (Lexis Nexis)
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
As this course is a threshold requirement for admission to legal practice, all law students are required to submit and attempt all assessment items to be eligible to pass this unit.
Students are expected to listen to online lectures and prepare for and participate in their allocated online or face-to-face workshops.
Required IT skills
Word processing and Canvas skills.
This unit may involve online sessions in real-time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real-time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves simulation of a professional task - providing legal advice