|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 2-hour seminars per week and occasional common lectures |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours
|Prerequisites:||Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law or in each case their equivalents.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssociate Professor P Rush
|Subject Overview:|| |
Legal Theory offers an introduction to the practice of theorising the place and role of law within Australia and contemporary society and culture. The subject is formulated around central questions in jurisprudence with specific concepts and their analysis being developed by reference to the traditions of legal theory and by reference to contemporary issues. The teaching of the subject is structured around a set of questions or topics that are integral to the study of law. The questions or topics include:
|Assessment:||Research Essay based on selected research topic (100%). Assignment due in final week of semester. Word length for the assignment is 3000 words. The assignment question options are to be available no later than Week 2 of semester. Written topic outline of research assignment. 250 word limit. Assessed on a pass/resubmit basis with a pass standard of submission necessary as a hurdle requirement for obtaining a pass grade or above in the subject overall. Due in Week 6 of semester.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Printed materials will be issued by the Faculty of Law.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
On completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills:
Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Laws |
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering(Mechanical & Manufacturing) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Laws
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