Subject details

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. interpret the principal sources of law, including statutory law and judge‐made law, customary law, how the doctrine of precedent operates and the principles of statutory interpretation;
  2. apply the basic methods of legal analysis; to analyse critically legal problems, including applying relevant case law and legislation to differing contexts and a particular sets of facts;
  3. demonstrate initiative and autonomy in legal research by locating primary and secondary legal resource material;
  4. plan, organise and communicate legal advice in writing; and
  5. demonstrate an informed understanding of the Australian constitutional framework and legal system.
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No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • TravelDetails - Travel may be required to complete invigilated examination.

This unit serves as an introduction to law studies. Its objective is to start students on the path to achieving an understanding of how the legal system operates, the ways in which the law is made and the role of the law in society.

Assignment 1: Written Assessment. 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes LO: 1, 2, 3, 4 Quizzes: 3 quizzes at 10% each. Relates to Learning Outcomes LO: 1, 2, 3 and 5 Final Examination: 2 hours 15 mins - This exam will be offered in hard copy at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Students who would like to take up the online option will need a webcam and a reliable internet connection. More information can be found on our web page at "" Final Examination Relates to Learning Outcomes: LO: 1‐5

  • Written Assessment (30%)
  • Final Examination (40%)
  • Quizzes (30%)

Textbook information is pending.

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