World Legal Systems
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of common law, civil law, and hybrid legal systems, and the international ‘legal system’;
- differentiate between the domestic and international law and demonstrate introductory level understanding of the principles used to determine jurisdiction;
- use cognitive and creative skills and exercise critical thinking and judgement to evaluate or compare legal systems, including the roles and functioning of key institutions and dispute resolution processes within and across respective systems; and
- construct a persuasive, critically sophisticated written advice or analysis.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject aims to develop and extend your understanding of common law legal systems, such as Australia’s, with civil law legal systems, hybrid legal systems and the international law system. The subject critically examines the roles of key institutions, including parliaments and the courts, as well as the processes of dispute resolution within and across the respective systems. Which may differ in different iterations. While this is an introductory subject, it aims to significantly enhance your critical thinking skills as well as your ability to evaluate and compare legal systems, including the roles and functioning of key institutions and dispute resolution processes. You will also construct your own persuasive written advice or analysis, further developing your judgement, research and persuasive writing skills.
Written Assessment: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Exam: 2000 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Take Home Exam - 2 hrs 15 mins (60%)
- Written Assessment (40%)
Current study term: 23 Oct 22 to 03 Feb 23
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