Explores the origins of Australian law from both jurisprudential and historical viewpoints, and the structure of our legal institutions and divisions of legal personnel. Develops skills of legal reasoning, the ability to interpret cases and statutes, and clear and concise oral and written legal communication.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the ways in which legal and social phenomena are inter-related;||Intellectual rigour|
|2||critique law from a number of perspectives including ecological, feminist, post-modernist, multicultural and Indigenous perspectives;||Intellectual rigour|
|3||explain the various legitimating techniques used by the legal system to justify the assertion of sovereignty by centralised authority;||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||utilise specific skills to predict the ways in which legal rules will be interpreted and applied, namely the theory of precedent and the rules governing the interpretation of statutes;||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||critique the role of the judiciary in the mystification and legitimisation of law and assess law's claims to be neutral and objective;||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||communicate face-to-face, online and in writing, with precision and clarity, utilising a variety of media to engage with the process of learning||Communication and social skills|
|7||engage in collaborative group work with other students.||Communication and social skills|
- Sanson, M, et al., 2010, Connecting with law, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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