- Code LAWS8319
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU School of Legal Practice
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law, Legal Practice
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery Online
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate mastery of the laws regulating the legal profession and to reflect critically on the way in which lawmaking, the legal profession, and the practise of law within a student’s preferred area of legal specialty will be impacted by technological change;
- Demonstrate the cognitive, technical and creative skills to analyse, synthesise, and justify propositions and conclusions about the impact technology will have on the practise of law within the student’s chosen area of legal expertise;
- Demonstrate the cognitive, technical, and creative skills necessary to identify systemic legal problems for clients or society and to design, evaluate and explain innovative business models, legal services or legal platforms to better address those problems;
- Demonstrate the ability to autonomously plan and execute a substantial capstone experience that applies knowledge and skills to creatively develop an original, holistic and integrated legal services, business models, or law as a platform proposals to solve a systemic legal problem within the student’s chosen area of legal expertise. Modules, teaching, learning activities and assessment are designed to develop the student’s / participant’s cognitive, technical and practical skills and knowledge
- Online Discussion (20%) (20) [LO null]
- Students will be assessed on their contribution to online class discussions in weeks 1-7 of the Course. Students must select 4 of their discussion posts of not more than 400 words for marking. Two posts selected must be the student’s contribution to the discussion. Two posts selected must be a constructive critique of another student’s discussion post. (null) [LO null]
- Minor Research Paper (20%) (20) [LO null]
- Students must submit a 1600 word research paper identifying three systemic, or significant, legal problems a large client, range of clients, or segment of society that need an entrepreneurial legal solution. The paper must identify the problem, the client(s) or social group, why the problem needs an entrepreneurial approach and briefly outline what that solution might look like. This assignment is designed as a structured means for students to choose the topic for their major assignment. (null) [LO null]
- Capstone Project (60%) (60) [LO null]
- Students will asked to submit a 4,800 word Capstone Project that identifies a systemic legal problem for an identifiable client, range of clients, or sector of society, and to develop an innovative business model, legal service, or law reform program (using law as a platform) to address the identified problem. (null) [LO null]
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WorkloadThis is a wholly online course. It will require continuous online participation throughout the course, as students will be required to participate in discussion forums and other activities in order to satisfy course completion requirements.
Students will study online and, where provided, will be expected to participate online in Live Classrooms on Adobe Connect, participate in any group activities and in individual research and studying.
This is a 6-unit course, which is considered to have the equivalent full time student load (EFTSL) of 6/48 = 0.125. The number of hours allocated to an EFTSL of 0.125 is 10 — 12 hours per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThere is no prescribed textbook.
Preliminary ReadingStudents will find the following books very useful as background reading.
- Susskind, Richard, The End of Lawyers?, Oxford University Press, 2010
- Susskind, Richard, Tomorrow’s Lawyer, Oxford University Press, 2013
- Beaton, George, NewLaw New Rules, Beaton Capital, 2013
Legislation and related information (as relevant from time to time)
- Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (VIC) (and its equivalent in all States and Territories)
Extensive links to materials available online and reading materials will be provided on the course’s Wattle site.
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.