MLL235 - Legal Practice and Ethics

Year:

2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLL335
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only

Prerequisite:

MLL119 and MLL219

Students who have commenced before Trimester 1 2022, and have successfully completed MLL111, are not required to complete MLL119 and MLL219

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: MLL335
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 - campus

Independent online learning activities via the unit site including pre-recorded videos (2 hours per week) + 1 x 2 hour seminar per week 

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Independent online learning activities via the unit site including pre-recorded videos (2 hours per week) + 1 x 2 hour seminar per week (livestreamed and recordings provided)

Content

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.

Unit Fee Information

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