LAWS6001

Legal System and Method II

10 Units

Legal System and Method is the foundational course in the Juris Doctor, which introduces students to the core intellectual and analytical skills in the discipline of law. In addition, the course begins the process of professional education through the study of professional written communication skills, advocacy and professional self-management skills.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Law School
Availability Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. An advanced and integrated understanding of the sources of law and the Australian Constitutional framework.
  2. Specialized skills in common law problem solving and statutory interpretation.
  3. Advanced capacities in the application of legal knowledge, in varying contexts, to analyse and resolve legal problems.
  4. Specialized technical skills in professional legal writing, appellate advocacy in the context of mooting
  5. Integrated ethical consciousness in professional legal contexts and adaptability associated with developing capacity for self-management in academic and professional contexts.
Content

The topics in this course include:

  1. Australian Constitutional Framework
  2. The Common Law
  3. Statutory Interpretation
  4. Written Communication for the Legal Professionals
  5. Introduction to Appellate Advocacy
  6. Self-management for Legal Professional
Requisites
  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Juris Doctor/ Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice program.
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Assessment Items
  • Portfolio: Reflective Journal *
  • Written Assignment: Written Submission for Moot *
  • Formal Examination: Open Book Exam *
  • Presentation: Oral Presentation - Appellate Advocacy *
  • In Term Test: Legal Research Quiz *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Compulsory Requirements
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. In Term Test: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. (It is a course requirement for LAWS6001 that students ATTEMPT all items of assessment in order to achieve a passing grade in the course.) 2. Presentation: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. (It is a course requirement for LAWS6001 that students ATTEMPT all items of assessment in order to achieve a passing grade in the course.) 3. Formal Examination: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. (It is a course requirement for LAWS6001 that students ATTEMPT all items of assessment in order to achieve a passing grade in the course.) 4. Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. (It is a course requirement for LAWS6001 that students ATTEMPT all items of assessment in order to achieve a passing grade in the course.) 5. Portfolio: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. (It is a course requirement for LAWS6001 that students ATTEMPT all items of assessment in order to achieve a passing grade in the course)
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for LAWS6001
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