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MLL335 - Legal Practice and Ethics

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Enrolment modes:

(B, S, W, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:(For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Unit chair:

M Ebejer


J Morss (B), M Ebejer (S, X), J Bagust (W)

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

4 x 1 hour lectures per week

From Trimester 2 2013:

1 x 2 hour tutorial per week

1 x 0.5 hour recorded lecture per week

1 x short video clip (7 in total over trimester)

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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.


Assignment (Practical) 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%


From Trimester 2 2013:

Assessment 1 (Individual) Assignment (Practical) 30%, Assessment 2 (Individual) Tests(s) 10%, Examination (2 hours) 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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