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Foundations of Law - LAWS5000

Year - 2020

This unit of study is designed to provide students with a foundation for the study of law. It introduces the skills of legal reasoning and analysis, with a particular focus on developing skills of statutory interpretation. These practical skills necessary to complete a law degree. This unit of study also includes a practical overview of the sources of law in the Australian legal system. In doing so, it also provides opportunities for critical engagement in debate about the role of law in our lives.

Classes
Daytime stream: The unit is taught on an intensive basis over two weeks, followed by a weekly seminar.for the following four weeks. The course will include both lectures and seminar-style classes. Active class participation based on pre-reading is an essential aspect of the unit, particularly in the seminars. The aim of this is to give students a a basic understanding of the institutions and underlying concepts of law and a good grounding in the basic legal skills needed for law studies before they undertake other Semester 1 units. Classes commence one week prior to the beginning of semester. Preparation for and attendance at the intensive is essential for completion of the course. No other law classes are taught for the duration of the intensive. Evening stream: Foundations of Law 1x3hr seminar for 13 weeks beginning week 1.

Assessment
Foundations of Law daytime stream: Class participation (10%), 3hr closed book case analysis exam (70%), class presentation (20%) Foundations of Law evening stream: In-class case analysis exam (30%), class participation (10%), final 3000wd essay.

Prohibitions

LAWS1000 or LAWS1006

Details

Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive March

17 Feb 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 13 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Professor Barbara McDonald (daytime stream), Mr Jesse Cunningham (evening stream)
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

Non-award/non-degree study If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Cross-institutional study If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

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