LAW100 Foundations of Law

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Updated: 16 April 2020
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale OUA Trimester 1 Online
Armidale OUA Trimester 2 Online
Armidale OUA Trimester 3 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites for AdvDipParalegStuds and BLegStuds: LSU100
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LS100
Notes

Legal Studies unit available to all students, subject to degree rules

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s)
Unit Description

This unit serves as an introduction to law studies. Its objective is to start students on the path to achieving an understanding of how the legal system operates, the ways in which the law is made and the role of the law in society.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Laying Down the Law

ISBN: 9780409344943
Creyke, R., Hamer, D., O'Mara, P., Smith, B. and Taylor, T., LexisNexis Butterworths 10th ed. 2017

Note: Electronic devices are not permitted in a paper-based exam. Therefore, if you choose to purchase this text as an e-book, you will not be permitted to use it in a paper-based open book exam. If the unit has an online supervised exam and you choose to sit the open book exam online (go to Online Supervised Exams for more information) you will be permitted to refer to the e-text during the online supervised exam, only if they are on the desktop/laptop computer.

Text refers to: Trimester 1 and 2, On Campus and Online

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material may be held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Concise Australian Legal Dictionary

ISBN: 9780409338447
Finkelstein, R. and Hamer, D., LexisNexis Butterworths 5th ed. 2014

Note: Electronic devices are not permitted in a paper-based exam. Therefore, if you choose to purchase this text as an e-book, you will not be permitted to use it in a paper-based open book exam. If the unit has an online supervised exam and you choose to sit the open book exam online (go to Online Supervised Exams for more information) you will be permitted to refer to the e-text during the online supervised exam, only if they are on the desktop/laptop computer.

Text refers to: Trimester 1 and 2, On Campus and Online

Principles and Practice of Australian Law

ISBN: 9780455243702
Greaney, J., Thomson Reuters 4th ed. 2020

Note: Electronic devices are not permitted in a paper-based exam. Therefore, if you choose to purchase this text as an e-book, you will not be permitted to use it in a paper-based open book exam. If the unit has an online supervised exam and you choose to sit the open book exam online (go to Online Supervised Exams for more information) you will be permitted to refer to the e-text during the online supervised exam, only if they are on the desktop/laptop computer.

Text refers to: Trimester 1 and 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 30% 1000
Assessment Notes

Written Assessment

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Quizzes 30%
Assessment Notes

3 quizzes 10% each

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

Open Book Examination.
There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. interpret the principal sources of law, including statutory law and judge-made law, customary law, how the doctrine of precedent operates and the principles of statutory interpretation;
  2. apply the basic methods of legal analysis; to analyse critically legal problems, including applying relevant case law and legislation to differing contexts and a particular sets of facts;
  3. demonstrate initiative and autonomy in legal research by locating primary and secondary legal resource material;
  4. plan, organise and communicate legal advice in writing; and
  5. demonstrate an informed understanding of the Australian constitutional framework and legal system.