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MLL335 - Legal Practice and Ethics

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Unit chair:

K Green

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

Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 1 x 0.5 hour recorded class per week, 1 x short video clip (7 in total per trimester)

Cloud(online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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

Examination 2 hours 60%

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