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This unit is concerned with orientating students into the discipline of law by providing an overview of the historical, jurisprudential, commercial, cultural and global context in which Australian law operates today. Trends and influences shaping the future of Australian law and practice are also explored. Research skills relating to secondary materials are developed together with a capacity to discuss abstract legal questions through writing an academic essay. This unit provides an awareness of the opportunities for further deepening knowledge of the discipline together with a foundation for more specialised and advanced legal studies which follow.
Research essay: Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1-3 Quiz: Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1 Closed Book Exam: 2 hrs 15 mins; Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1-3
- Research Essay (1750 words) (30%)
- Quiz (0%)
- Online Quiz (10%)
- Final Examination (60%)