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LAWS77-101: Common Law and Legal Skills

Description

Common Law and Legal Skills is an elective subject in the Master of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject is suitable for students legally educated in a civil law jurisdiction. Students will learn about the differences between common law legal systems and civil law legal systems, with an emphasis upon the Australian legal system. Students will also develop the practical legal skills required for success in common law jurisdictions, including legal research, legal reasoning and problem solving, written and oral communication, dispute resolution, and advocacy skills.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeLAWS77-101
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Current: $5,070
  • Commencing in May 2021: $5,250

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: the differences between common law and civil law legal systems; the roles of the legislature, the executive and the judiciary in common law legal systems; and the history and fundamental features of the Australian legal system.
2. Demonstrate competence in the exercise of the following practical legal skills: legal research; legal reasoning and problem solving; written and oral communication; dispute resolution; and advocacy.
3. Demonstrate and apply the above knowledge and skills: with creativity and initiative to new situations; with high level personal autonomy and accountability; and to plan and execute substantial research based projects.

Enrolment requirements

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Nil

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  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

Only available where included in a student's admitted program study plan OR to approved Law Study Abroad OR Law Exchange Students.

Subject outlines

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