MLL110 - Legal Principles and Skills


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), 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: 1 x 3 hour class, 1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week

Cloud(online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

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


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 1 (Individual) Cloud (Online) Legal Research Test, 20%

Assessment 2 (Individual) Statutory interpretation problem based question, 35% and annotated bibliography, 10%

Examination (2 hours) 35%

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