This course ('LJE') builds 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, operation and effect of law in society, focussing on the part that lawyers play as the principal representatives and interpreters of the legal system, and on perceptions of justice in and through law. Secondly, building on the skills component of LAWS1201, LJE teaches further skills necessary for effective legal study: critical analysis, essay writing and well-reasoned argument.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills 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.
- The assessment for Lawyers, Justice and Ethics will include class participation, quizzes, an annotated bibliography, a critical reading assignment, and a research essay. (null) [LO null]
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