Learn to identify sources of law in Australia. You’ll work through how an Act of Parliament is made by tracing relevant legislation. Study legal analysis, problem solving, professional conduct, and the fundamentals of legal negotiation.
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This subject introduces students to a range of introductory legal issues concerning the sources, institutions and underpinnings of the Australian legal system. Basic legal and quasi-legal skills applicable to the students' work environment are also covered. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of basic legal issues through: the practical application of statutory interpretation; role of courts in reading and applying legislation; and use of precedents. Other topics/skills covered include: legal research for the non-lawyer; legal analysis and problem solving; ethical and professional conduct when dealing with clients; fundamentals of legal writing; advising your client and third parties and negotiation and mediation fundamentals.