MLL335 - Legal Practice and Ethics

Year:

2018 unit information

Enrolment modes: 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:

Kelly Green

Prerequisite: MLL110, MLL111, MLL213 and MLL214
Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour class

Cloud(online): In addition to the weekly class recordings, this unit offers 3 live classes.

Content

The unit introduces students to the practice of law and to the ethical obligations they will assume upon becoming lawyers. Topics include: the history and organisation of the Victorian legal profession; current trends in professional practice; professional responsibility and liability; introduction to ethics and ethical concepts; legal ethics and the duties owed by lawyers to the law, to their clients, to the Court and to each other; statutory regulation of the legal profession; and trust accounting.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Individual), Written assignment, 2500-3000 words, 40%

Examination 2 hours 60%

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