2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Cloud Provided Learning Material (1.5 hours) plus 2 hour seminar per week plus 1 x 2 hour large group interactive learning experience (Weeks 4 and 5)
Cloud Provided Learning Material (1.5 hours) plus 2 hour Cloud seminar (live streamed and recording provided) per week plus 1 x 2 hour large group interactive learning experience (live streamed and recordings provided) (Weeks 4 and 5)
MLL110 aims to equip students with legal knowledge and skills which will form the foundation of their legal education. Topics include: legal research skills, legal reasoning, the common law, legislation, statutory interpretation and the evolution of the Australian legal system.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Apply relevant reasoning and interpretation methodologies to analyse cases and legislation.
GLO5: Problem solving
Apply constructive approaches to collaboration including an ability to negotiate and work effectively through team disputes and problems with team dynamics.
Apply appropriate research strategies for locating the relevant law on legal issues.
GLO3: Digital Literacy
Construct a written response to a legal problem by researching and analysing relevant factual, legal and policy issue.
GLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Develop written work that adheres to the principles of scholarship set out in the Australian Guide to Legal Citation.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 2 (Individual)
Research test- 20%
Citation exercise - 10%
Assessment 3 (Group of 4-5) - Statutory Interpretation Exercise
3000 words total:
Team exercise - 2000 words
Individual student reflection: 1000 words
Team exercise - 30%
Individual student reflection- 20%
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: MLL110 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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