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Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods

Postgraduate | RMI-OJD110 | 2024

Build your understanding of the Australian legal system. Study the constitutional framework, legislation and case-law (sources of law), statutory interpretation, institutions and processes, legal theory, research and analysis, and the law in practice

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100% online
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
14 weeks

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Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this degree you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an integrated understanding of the sources of Australian law; how laws are made, developed and applied (both common law and statute); and the ways in which institutions administer those laws
    2. Critically evaluate aspects of the Australian legal system and identify areas of law reform
    3. Analyse and research problems relating to the doctrine of precedent and rules of statutory interpretation and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives
    4. Demonstrate cognitive and creative skills in approaching foundational legal issues and legal rules, and generate appropriate responses
    5. Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions and identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues using legislation, case law and secondary source materials
    6. Demonstrate self-management skills in a professional context.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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