2021 unit information
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Last updated: 4 June 2021
For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only
MLL114 (previously coded MLL214)
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Online independent and collaborative learning activities (1 hour) + 1.5 hour large group interactive learning experience + 1.5 hour seminar per week
Online independent and collaborative learning activities (1 hour) + 1.5 hour large group interactive learning experience + 1.5 hour online seminar (live streamed and recording provided) per week
The unit aims to provide students with a practical understanding of the criminal justice system. Students will be expected to become familiar with the statutes and case law shaping the law of criminal procedure. Students will also be encouraged to consider the adequacy of our procedural laws and whether reform is appropriate. The unit examines: courts exercising criminal jurisdiction; the commencement of criminal proceedings; bail; search, seizure and forensic procedures; police questioning; identification evidence; the role of the DPP, Crown Solicitor and Counsel and Police in the prosecution of offences; the accused's pleadings and the jury system.
Explain the statutes and case law shaping the law of criminal procedure and the operation of the criminal justice system
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Construct and present a persuasive narrative, orally and in writing, to justify or oppose the granting of bail
Critically analyse complex fact situations and apply discipline knowledge to reach well-reasoned conclusions and generate responses about the rights and obligations of the various parties
GLO5: Problem solving
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1: (Individual) Case Study
Part A (Individual) Bail Application Oral Presentation
Part B (Individual) Bail Application Written Submission
Part A: 5 minutes
Part B: 500 words
Part A: 30%
Part B: 10%
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: MLL218 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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