MLL110 - Legal Research and Statutory Interpretation

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: (For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Prerequisite: Nil
Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Note:
It is highly recommended that LLB students study this unit in their first trimester.

Content

MLL110 aims to equip students with legal knowledge and skills which will form the foundation of their legal education. Topics include: legal research skills, legal reasoning, the common law, legislation, statutory interpretation and the evolution of the Australian legal system.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Individual) -Case Analysis (1000 words)- 20%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - 30% total:

  • Cloud (online) Legal Research test - 20 %; and
  • citation exercise -10%  

Assessment 3 (Group of 4-5, 3000 words) - Statutory Interpretation Exercise 50% total:

  • Team exercise (2000 words)- 30%; and
  • individual preparation of learning contract and student reflection (1000 words) - 20%

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