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)
Unit chair:

Patricia Perlen (Trimester 1), Kelly Green (Trimester 2)

Prerequisite: Nil
Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Campus: Cloud Provided Learning Material (including 2h recording) + 2h seminar per week + 1 x 2h large group interactive learning experience (weeks 4 and 5)

Cloud (Online): Cloud Provided Learning Material (including 2h recording) + 2h Cloud seminar (live streamed and recording provided) per week + 1 x 2h large group interactive learning experience (Live streamed and recordings provided) (weeks 4 and 5)

Note:
It is highly recommended that LLB students study this unit in their first trimester.

Content

The unit aims to equip students with fundamental legal skills and knowledge, which are the cornerstone of an excellent legal education. Topics include: the nature of the law; legal history; development of the Australian legal system; legal reasoning; statute law and statutory interpretation; legal research; and legal communication and writing and legal ethics.

Assessment

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

Assessment 2 (Individual) -Cloud (online) Legal Research test - 20 %and citation exercsie -10%

Assessment 3 (Group of 4-5, 3000 words) - 50%:

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

Unit Fee Information

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