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Australian legal system (6 points)


Leader: Ms Jane Tribe

City First semester 2003 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2003 (On-campus)
City Second semester 2003 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (On-campus)
Clayton T1-58 2003 (On-campus)
Clayton T3-58 2003 (On-campus)
City First semester 2004 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2004 (On-campus)
City Second semester 2004 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (On-campus)
Clayton T1-58 2004 (On-campus)
Clayton T3-58 2004 (On-campus)

Synopsis: Australian legal and political institutions, including the institutions of government and the constitutional framework. Sources of law in Australia, including the historical origins of our legal system, common law and equity, legislation and delegated legislation and the contemporary relationship between the courts and Parliament. Legal writing including an introduction to legal terminology, an overview of the different types of writing required in the Law School and a discussion of the criteria for assessment. Case law and statutory interpretation (including a detailed examination of Part V1 of the Trade Practices Act 1975 (Cth).

Assessment: Research paper (3750 words): 50% + Examination (1.5 hours): 50%

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