2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 3 hour class and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week
3h class (recordings provided) + 1h online seminar per week
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.
Explain and apply the principles, rules and regulations governing the ethical oversight of legal practice
GLO 1 Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Locate and appropriately reference high quality primary and secondary resources relevant to the role of lawyers in Australian society and the ethics of legal practice.
GLO 3 Digital literacy
Critically analyse primary and secondary source materials to address ethical concerns in legal practice.
GLO 4 Critical thinking
Identify elements of the globalised legal workplace and plan for the development of skills, attributes and obligations required to work in such an environment as a lawyer.
GLO 8 Global citizenship
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year.
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: MLL235 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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