- Code LAWS8701
- Unit Value 8 units
- Offered by ANU Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery Online
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By the conclusion of this course, students who have successfully completed all of the requirements will have the knowledge, skills and professional values to:
• Apply an advanced knowledge of relevant legal principles and concepts in tort law and civil litigation in the context of: the Australian legal system, its institutions and the process of law-making; the broader concepts within which legal issues arise; the principles and values of justice and of ethical practice in lawyer's roles; and contemporary developments in law and its professional practice.
• Identify and explain the history concerning tort law, reflecting theoretically on how the common law doctrine of precedent and legal reasoning both preserves tradition and yet permits change.
• Examine the roles and identities of lawyers in society and the legal system in the context of the legal system redressing private harms to the person, and the issue of access to justice in an adversarial system with costs.
• Apply a wide range of research skills, principles and methods to locate and analyse relevant and credible information in law, fact and policy, evaluating and citing that information using appropriate conventions.
• Independently, and in effective collaboration with others, apply research skills, legal reasoning, legal technical skills, critical analysis and the principles of tort law and civil litigation to solve legal problems.
• Select and apply appropriate approaches to communicate clearly and persuasively with legal and non-legal audiences.
• Reflect on and articulate assumptions and expectations about studying law and the process of personal and professional development, and the personal strengths, values and aspirations brought to the study of law.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment in this course may include: assessing online participation; assessing collaboration; case presentation; case notes; short essays; research essays; assignments; problem style essays; capstone report; examination; portfolio submission; oral assessment. Details will be made available in Wattle, the ANU online learning management system.
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WorkloadThis compulsory course in the JD Online has been designed as an 8-unit course, allowing part-time students to complete 24 units each year. Because trimesters are shorter than semesters, online students in the JD Online are expected to dedicate more active learning time (including private study) per week than on-campus students.
The ANU workload expectation of a student in a standard 6-unit course is 130 hours over a semester (10 hours per week). By contrast the ANU workload expectation of a JD Online student in an 8-unit course is 176 hours over 11 weeks (16 hours per week). This includes active online engagement and collaboration as well as personal study.
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- 8 units
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