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MLL110 - Legal Principles and Skills

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, 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:

P Perlen

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

1 x 3 hour seminar, 1 x 50 minute tutorial per week

Note: It is highly recommended that LLB students study this unit in their first trimester. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

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) - Cloud (Online) Legal Research test - 20%

Assessment 2  (Individual) - Statutory Interpretation problem based question - 35% and annotated bibliography - 10%

Examination (2 hours) - 35%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1260$1260$2960$3059

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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