MLL235 - Legal Practice and Ethics
2021 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
|Previously coded as:||MLL335|
|Cohort rule:||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.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
1 x 3 hour class and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)||
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.
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