Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week. |
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Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory or in each case their equivalents.
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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This subject provides a critical examination of the relationship between children, rights discourse and the law. It consists of 2 parts.
Part A will explore the development of a rights based approach to matters involving children and involves:
Part B will involve a discussion and consideration of contemporary issues concerning children by reference to a rights based framework. It will explore and critique the content of the relevant legal frameworks and provide an analysis of the extent to which domestic law and policy is consistent with a rights based approach to matters concerning children. The case studies to be covered will be drawn from areas which are the subject of current discussions. For example:
On completion of this subject, students should:
- Have developed an understanding of:
- Be able to draw on this understanding:
Research essay 5,000 words, 100% (due final day of semester).
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Printed materials will be available from the Melbourne Law School.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
- Case reading and analysis, including an ability to:
- Statutory reading, interpretation and analysis including an ability to:
- Treaty reading, interpretation and analysis including an ability to:
- Legal analysis and problem solving including an ability to:
- Interdisciplinary research skills and analysis including an ability to:
- Legal research skills including an ability to:
- Legal writing skills including an ability to:
- Oral communication skills in participating in classroom problem solving and discussion;
- Have enhanced general cognitive skills in relation to reading and comprehending legal and interdisciplinary materials; critical analysis and reasoning; legal and interdisciplinary research and writing; application of legal principles and interdisciplinary materials to factual situations; identifying and considering options to resolve legal problems.
The essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing for honours purposes.
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