LAWS6252 - Legal Reasoning & The Common Law System

This is a compulsory unit for all postgraduate students who do not hold a law degree or equivalent from a common law jurisdiction entering the: Master of Administrative Law and Policy; Master of Business Law; Master of Environmental Law; Master of Environmental Science and Law; Master of Global Law; Master of Health Law; Master of International Business and Law; Master of Labour Law and Relations; Master of Law and International Development as well as Graduate Diplomas offered in these programs.

Objectives

  • The unit has been designed to equip students with the necessary legal skills and legal knowledge to competently apply themselves in their chosen area of law.

Content

The legislative process; the judiciary and specialist tribunals; precedent; court hierarchies; legal reasoning; constitutional law; administrative law; contracts; and torts. Some elements of the unit will be tailored in accordance with the requirements of the particular specialist programs.

Session

Dr Belinda Smith
Semester 1, Session 103 (Intensive Group A)
4-7 March 2014

Dr Belinda Smith
Semester 1, Session 104 (Intensive Group B)
21, 22 March & 11,12 April 2014

Mr Michael Skinner
Semester 2, Session 108 (Intensive Group C)
29-31 July & 1 August 2014

Mr Michael Skinner
Semester 2, Session 109 (Intensive Group D)
5, 6 & 19, 20 September 2014


The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.

Please note: International students who are required to enrol in this unit must undertake classes during the first week of their study.

Assessment

  • 1 x In-Class Test (25%)
  • 1 x Take-Home Exam (75%)

Prohibition

LAWS 6881 Introduction to Law for Health Professionals

Please note: NB: International students who are required to enrol in this unit must undertake classes during the first week of their study. Health Law and Public Health students should enrol in LAWS6881 Introduction to Law for Health Professionals in lieu of LAWS6252, if available.

This unit is not available to Master of Law and International Development (MLIntDev) students who have been granted a reduced volume of learning.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Administrative Law and Policy | Master of Business Law | Master of Environmental Law | Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law | Master of Environmental Science and Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Law and International Development | Master of Health Law | Graduate Diploma in Health Law | Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law | Master of International Business and Law | Master of Labour Law and Relations