- Code LAWS4281
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe and critique how advanced knowledge and skills acquired through the study of law relate to a legal practice setting, assisting individual clients and working for social justice,
- Reflect on their personal motivation for studying law, their goals and career aspirations,
- Apply a reflective and ethical approach in combination with a broad theoretical and professional knowledge, in performing paralegal tasks,
- Recognise and apply improved practical legal skills particularly relating to work routines, communication with a variety of audiences, interviewing, writing, and legal research principles and methods,
- Summarise and apply an advanced and coherent body of substantive legal knowledge about environmental justice, and knowledge of professional conduct rules and ethical practice,
- Describe and distinguish a variety of justice issues with respect to community engagement with environmental law, and to critically analyse entrenched issues of injustice in the legal system,
- Note, name and debate their enhanced interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and self-awareness of their own cognitive abilities and values,
- Describe and critique a range of legal practice approaches having regard to the legal needs of individual and group clients,
- Analyse the predicament of individual and group clients having regard to the operation of the law and the legal system,
- Identify and evaluate concrete and achievable ways in which they can promote access to justice and equality before the law,
- Plan and execute a written research project, with some independence.
- Describe and critically assess a range of strategies to improve justice / social justice outcomes,
- Onsite participation including quality of learning and performance (40) [LO null]
- Tutorial participation including quality of contributions made (10) [LO null]
- Research paper (2500 words) and presentation (50) [LO null]
- Attendance at the 2 day orientation workshop, mid and end of semester interviews and the research project presentation. No marks are assigned for attendance, but attendance is a requirement to pass the course. (0) [LO null]
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WorkloadStudent work in this course averages approx. 12 per week consisting of: - Reading averaging approx 2 hours - Participating in tutorials averaging approx 2 hours - One 6 hour onsite session at the EDO ACT - Approx 2 hours per week work on research projectr - Mid and end of course interview of approx 1 hour in total.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the ANU Law School to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Prescribed TextsPractical Legal Skills, 3rd Edition, Ross Hyams, Susan Campbell and Adrian Evans, OUP, 2007
Bates, G. Environmental Law in Australia, 8th edition, 2013.
ACT Environmental Law Handbook, EDO ACT, 2nd Edition.
There will be additional resources provided online for students through the Environmental Law Clinic page on the ANU’s Wattle learning system.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.
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- 6 units
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