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BX2015 - Legal Research, Writing and Analysis

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject explores the theme of governance and in particular, governance through adjudicative law and legislative law. Sources of law, the court hierarchies, the doctrine of precedent and statutory interpretation are areas of focus within these concepts. The subject develops legal, ethical and technological literacy and provides a range of skills and knowledge required for legal research, writing and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an ability to conduct the library research and locate legislation, cases and commentary in both print and electronic form;
  • explain and evaluate sources of law and legal process;
  • explain, apply and analyse the principles of the doctrine of precedent in a range of practical situations;
  • explain, apply and analyse the principles of statutory interpretation in a range of practical situations;
  • communicate findings in a clear and logical manner in accordance with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation.
Prerequisites: BU1112
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA1102

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures - Lectures (2hrs each week x 13 weeks)
  • 10 hours tutorials - Tutorials (1hr in weeks 3 to 7 and 9 to 13)
  • 2 hours workshops/Seminars - Library and computer skills workshops (1hr in weeks 1 and 2 only)
  • 1 hours - Library skills lecture (1hr in week 1 only)
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (25%); library skills and referencing assignment (15%); governance through adjudicative and legislative law (multiple choice test) (20%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures - Lectures (2hrs each week x 13 weeks)
  • 10 hours tutorials - Tutorials (1hr in weeks 3 to 7 and 9 to 13)
  • 2 hours workshops/Seminars - Library and computer skills workshops (1hr in weeks 1 and 2 only)
  • 1 hours - Library skills lecture (1hr in week 1 only)
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (25%); library skills and referencing assignment (15%); governance through adjudicative and legislative law (multiple choice test) (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.