Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 27 hours of seminar classes delivered as 9 weekly 3 hour seminars, as well as a 4 hour student-organised colloquium in week 12. |
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Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
This subject enables students to explore in depth current issues of particular interest in the field of Gender, Sexuality and Law (GSL).
In the first 9 weeks of semester, students will undertake a program of study and interactive seminars. The first weeks of the course will introduce various theoretical approaches and research methods that scholars have developed to analyse the relations between law, gender and sexuality. Students will then analyse a number of current issues in the GSL field, drawing on the expertise and research of scholars resident in and visiting the Law School. Students will be expected to read the prescribed materials in advance of class, and to participate actively in the weekly seminar discussions.
The topics investigated in the first section of the course will vary from year to year, but may include:
In any given year, topics will be chosen that require students to engage with a range of approaches to and applications of theory and method in the GSL field. This will provide a strong foundation for students’ independent research in the GSL field.
In the final three weeks of the course, enrolled students will organise and participate in a public Colloquium on Gender, Sexuality and the Law to which all JD students and Faculty will be invited. The Colloquium will explore issues of particular interest to students, and may involve events such as a key-note address, an interactive roundtable, a film screening or collaboration with relevant community projects. Students will be responsible for designing the colloquium program each year, in consultation with the subject coordinator.
On successful completion of this subject, students should 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.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject students should have developed and demonstrated specialised knowledge and skills in the following areas:
In addition, by completing this subject, students will have the opportunity to practice and/or be assessed in the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
- Advanced legal research and writing skills, including an ability to:
- Advanced legal advocacy skills, including an ability to:
Juris Doctor |
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