MLJ720 - Legal Practice, Ethics and Policy


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For M729 (Juris Doctor) students only


MLJ701, MLJ702

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2.5h class (recordings provided) + 1.5h online seminar (live streamed and recordings provided) per week


This unit aims to equip students with the knowledge and ability to apply, critically evaluate and effectively communicate the practice of law and the ethical obligations assumed upon becoming lawyers. Topics include: ethics, morality and the legal profession; admission to practice; money matters - cost agreements, disclosure statements and trust money; duties of lawyers to their clients; duties of lawyers to the Court; duties of lawyers to the Law and the Profession; complaints and discipline.

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