LAW5081 - Australian legal process and research - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Law

Chief examiner(s)

Trimester 1: Claire Kaylock
Term 3: Claire Kaylock

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.

Unit guides

Offered

City (Melbourne)

  • Trimester 1 2019 (On-campus)
  • Term 3 2019 (On-campus)

Prohibitions

LAW5080Not offered in 2019

Notes

For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.monash.edu/law/current-students/postgraduate/pg-jd-discontinuation-dates

For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html

Previously coded as LAW7436

Synopsis

This unit is only available to international students. It is designed to provide international students, in particular those from civil law countries, with a general understanding of the operation of the Australian legal system and common law systems more generally, including the structure and content of cases and the main principles of statutory interpretation, and with the legal research and communication skills necessary for postgraduate legal research and writing

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge and understanding of recent developments in relation to the rules of precedent and statutory interpretation to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning with creativity and initiative;
  • Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex legal information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to the operation of the Australian legal systems;
  • Conduct research into the common law systems more generally, including the structure and content of cases based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods; and
  • Use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to case law, statutory interpretation, and advanced legal research.

Assessment

Discussion board participation (750 words): 10%

In-class exercises: 45%

Research assignment(s) (3375 words): 45%

Workload requirements

Classes commence two weeks prior to the beginning of Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Equivalent of 36 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long; either face-to-face, online or some combination thereof, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements).

Workload requirements

Classes commence two weeks prior to the beginning of Semester 1 and Semester 2.

36 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long; either face-to-face, online or some combination thereof,, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements).