• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Simon Rice
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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This course ('LJE') is designed to build on the learning outcomes of LAWS1201 Foundations of Law in two significant ways.  First, within the framework of the Australian legal system studied in LAWS1201, LJE examines:

  • the role of lawyers (who they are, what they do, how they do it);
  • how people have access to lawyers - especially for court proceedings; and
  • lawyers values, morals and ethical duties.

Secondly, building on the skills component of LAWS1201, Lawyers, Justice and Ethics teaches further skills necessary for effective legal study such as personal reflection, critical analysis, writing and presentation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successfully completing Lawyers, Justice and Ethics, students will be able to:

  • describe the social, political and economic contexts of legal practice
  • demonstrate an understanding of the realities and diversity of legal practice
  • critically assess limitations on access to the legal system and measures taken to promote access to justice
  • analyse the structure and workings of the legal profession from a range of perspectives
  • explain the ethical dimensions of legal practice and the various forms of regulation of professional conduct
  • effectively convey their results of their reading, research, and critical analysis.

Indicative Assessment

The assessment for Lawyers, Justice and Ethics will include class participation, a research assignment during semester, and a problem-based take home assignment.

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.


The course is taught for three hours each week over a semester, in a mixture of lectures and seminars.  There is a minimum attendance requirement for seminars, and marks are deducted for failure to attend.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a program which includes the Bachelor of Laws. LAWS1201 Foundations of Australian Law is a co-requisite.

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to the course home page shortly before semester begins.

Preliminary Reading

Please refer to the course home page shortly before semester begins.

A reading guide will be available on the course web page shortly before semester begins.


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:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1624 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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