2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
For M729 (Juris Doctor) students only
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2.5h class (recordings provided) + 1.5h online seminar per week
This unit aims to equip students with the knowledge and ability to critically evaluate and effectively communicate legal research, method and reasoning. Topics include: the law in practice, law and justice, legal history, the Australian legal system, legal research, statutory interpretation and legal reasoning.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Demonstrate a critical understanding of the formation, structure and administration of the legal system in Australia.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Apply relevant reasoning and interpretation methodologies to analyse case law and legislation.
GLO4: Critical thinking
Undertake independent legal research, and apply appropriate research strategies, to locate relevant primary and secondary sources of law.
GLO2: CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacyGLO5: Problem solvingGLO6: Self-management
Construct a written solution to a complex legal problem by analysing relevant factual, legal and policy issues.
GLO2: CommunicationGLO5: Problem solving
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Statutory Interpretation Exercise 50%
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MLJ701 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.
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