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LAW2003 - Skills, ethics and research B 203

3 points, SCA Band 3, 0.063 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Mr Damian Knowles


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Module 1 'Introduction to Ethical Reasoning' is taken in conjunction with Contract B LAW2102. Introductory seminar followed by small group discussion of case studies raising ethical issues in the context of contractual negotiation, drafting, claims and litigation. Module 2 'Negotiation' is taken in conjunction with Torts B LAW2202. Introductory seminar followed by negotiation exercise in pairs.


Upon completion of Module 1 of this unit, students will:

  1. have gained a basic understanding of ethical theory and its role in ethical decision making and
  2. analysed ethical values and principles in depth in the context of contract law. Upon completion of Module 2 students will:
  3. have been introduced to the process of negotiating in a legal context; and
  4. have drafted terms of settlement and a reporting letter to a client.


Module 1: Case study report (1200 words): 30%
Essay on an ethics topic (800 words): 20% Module 2: Terms of settlement and reporting letter (800 words): 20%
Reflective report (1200 words): 30%


LAW2102 and LAW2202