Lawyers and Professional Responsibility (7043.4)
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|Canberra Law School||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| 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 outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesCompletion of Legal Systems or equivalent. Entry to the LLB program.
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There is no required text for this unit. All of the required readings will be available on the Unit's Moodle site or from eReserve.
Students must download and have a copy available of the Legal Profession Act 2006 (ACT) and the Legal Profession (Solicitors) Conduct Rules 2015 (ACT) from the ACT Legislation Register (http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/).
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Applications for extension must be submitted to the convenor using the appropriate extension form.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums