• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Ms Prue Bindon
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2016
    Winter Session 2016
    See Future Offerings

This course provides an introduction to the study of post-graduate law. It is an innovative course designed to introduce all non-law graduates (and by choice, law graduates from overseas universities) to fundamental principles of law and legal systems. The course includes a focus on both the Australian legal system and comparative issues where relevant and covers the following topics:
• sources of law (including case law, statute, treaties, custom, tradition)
• types of law (including national, international, public, private)
• legal systems (including common law, civil law, international and indigenous law)
• legal institutions (including parliament , courts, tribunals, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and community)
• legal interpretation.

Integrated throughout the course is a discussion of legal pluralism, and law and society. A strong emphasis is also placed on assisting students to develop skills in legal research, citation, problem-solving and legal writing.
 

Learning Outcomes

By the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all of the course requirements will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a strong knowledge and understanding of the foundations of law, legal systems and legal institution.
  2. Demonstrate a strong knowledge and understanding of the Australian legal system, including the executive, legislative, judicial and federal systems
  3. Incorporate social, policy, comparative or interdisciplinary approaches into legal analysis
  4. Demonstrate key skills in legal research, legal writing, citation and answering legal problems
  5. Read, review and analyse legal cases, texts and statutes.

Other Information

This is an intensive course with a 4 day compulsory intensive (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment is likely to consist of:
  1. Online Quiz (10%)
  2. Online Quiz  (20%)
  3. Research Exercise - Literature Review (30%)
  4. Problem Question – Case Analysis (40%)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

26 hours of face to face teaching (4 day intensive). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. 

Click here for the LLM Masters Program timetable

Students must rely on the Course Study Guide for assessment information which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately four weeks prior to the commencement of the course

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying the Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW).

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text for this course. 

Preliminary Reading

An E-brick will be available on the Wattle site.  The E-brick will contain the preliminary reading and all the essential reading for the course.

Indicative Reading List

Students must rely on the Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately four weeks prior to the commencement of the course

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3252
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1645 28 Jan 2016 28 Jan 2016 12 Feb 2016 15 Mar 2016 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6630 08 Jul 2016 08 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 23 Aug 2016 In Person

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