6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
The number of places available for a unit taught in Prato is strictly limited to 45. This is the maximum room capacity at the Prato Centre.
- Term 2 2017 (Day)
Topics include: common law - civil law: elementary comparisons; classification of legal systems; historical origins of the civil law; legal education and legal profession; constitutions; judicial organisation; sources of law; judicial methodology; civil procedure.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Apply knowledge and understanding of comparative continental European legal systems with creativity and initiative to new situations for further learning;
- Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to comparative continental European legal systems;
- Conduct research in comparative continental European legal systems based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods;
- Use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to comparative continental European legal systems.
Attendance requirement: Students who fail to attend at least 80% of the classes in this unit (ie who miss 3 or more classes) will receive a result of 0 N for the unit. Students who are unable to meet this requirement due to severe illness or other exceptional circumstances must make an application for in-semester special consideration with supporting documentation.
50% research essay 2,500 words
50% take home exam 2,500 words.
Students are required to attend 36 hours of lectures over the duration of this semi-intensive unit.
The unit timetable link below is not applicable to this unit.
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Prof Marilyn Pittard Researcher ProfileResearcher Profile (http://monash.edu/research/explore/en/persons/marilyn-pittard(585bd988-502f-43f7-961d-cd6344ac72d0).html)
For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later:
LAW1111; LAW1114; LAW1112; LAW1113; LAW2101; LAW2102; LAW2112 and LAW2111
For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015: LAW1100 OR LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104