1. Identify and critically discuss the historical and social underpinnings of the Australian legal system. 2. Identify the key institutions and sources of law within the Australian legal system and describe the relationship between them. 3. Understand and describe the institutional structure of Australian government and its implications for the legal system. 4. Extract important features from statutes; as well as use, interpret and apply statutory provisions to new situations. 5. Understand and describe the institutional structure of the Australian court system, jurisdiction and hierarchy. 6. Extract important features from judgments, reconcile judgments, evaluate the development of legal principles and apply legal principles arising from case law to new situations. 7. Create a research strategy, utilise legal databases to research primary and secondary materials and critically evaluate the materials obtained. 8. Use legal citation conventions in the course of legal writing. 9. Prepare a legal argument, or provide an opinion, and do so clearly, accurately and concisely.