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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 and aquire 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

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: LAWS77-101
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Semesters offered:
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,250.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,450.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,710.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,710.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,860.00

Learning objectives

1. Identify and critically compare the differences between common law and civil law legal systems by critically analyse the roles of the legislature, the executive and the judiciary in common law legal systems. 2. Apply theoretical knowledge of a range of legal skills to simulated exercises within the context of oral and written communication, legal research and analytics, problem-solving , advocacy and dispute resolution. 3. Demonstrate and use acquired knowledge of the common law legal system and legal skills in professional practice with a high level of autonomy and accountability.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • 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.

Approved Law Study Abroad OR Law Exchange Students.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject dates

  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
    Semester start: 12/09/2022
    Subject start: 12/09/2022
    Cancellation 1: 23/09/2022
    Cancellation 2: 25/09/2022
    Last enrolment: 21/09/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 03/10/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 16/10/2022
    Teaching census: 02/10/2022
  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
Semester start: 12/09/2022
Subject start: 12/09/2022
Cancellation 1: 23/09/2022
Cancellation 2: 25/09/2022
Last enrolment: 21/09/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 03/10/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 16/10/2022
Teaching census: 02/10/2022