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 Health Law; Master of Labour Law and Relations as well as Graduate Diplomas offered in these programs. 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. Instruction will cover 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.
S1CIMR (Group A): Mar 5, 6 and 8, 9 (9-5); S1CIAP (Group B): Mar 26, 27 and Apr 9 and 10 (9-5); S2CIAU (Group C): Jul 30, 31 and Aug 2, 3 (9-5); S2CISE (Group D): Aug 20, 21 and Sep 3, 4 (9-5)
in-class test (30%) and assignment (70%)
Students are recommended to enrol well in advance of classes in order to complete pre-class readings (normally available to enrolled students 3 weeks prior to the first class). Law graduates from a non-common law jurisdiction are also recommended to complete classes for this unit during the first week of their commencing semester.