Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
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Study Period Commencement:
November, Semester 2
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The Melbourne Law School welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Law School policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the School’s programs.
The inherent academic requirements for the study in the Melbourne Law School are:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
Melbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
The subject Law and Ethics of Death and Dying is concerned with the legal ordering of death and dying. It has two broad aims. The first is to provide an advanced and integrated understanding of relations between legal and ethical understandings of death and dying. The second aim is to develop the repertoires of research skills, conceptual knowledge, and judgment necessary to address specific legal engagements with questions of life and death. This subject develops and deepens the understanding of the organisation and reach of legal thought. It does so in order to develop more advanced and substantial accounts of both the relationship between law and ethics and of the ways in which the institutional practice of law is understood and evaluated. To do this it develops historical and comparative aspects of the legal understanding of death and dying in order to deepen our understanding of what is issue in the legal ordering of death and dying.
A student who has successfully completed this subject will be able to:
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Specialist printed materials will be made available from 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 and demonstrated their cognitive, technical, creative and professional-legal skills in relation to:
This subject has a quota of 60 students.
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