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LA1102 - Legal Research, Writing and Analysis

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office (pre 2015)

This subject explores the theme of Governance: Governance as a Conceptual Tool; Governance through Adjudicative Law; and Governance through Legislative Law. The subject develops legal, ethical and technological literacy and provides a range of skills and knowledge required for legal writing, research and problem solving. Sources of Law; Court Hierarchy; The Doctrine of Precedent; and Statutory Interpretation are areas of focus.

Learning Outcomes

  • conduct library research and be able to locate legislation, cases and commentary in both print and electronic form;
  • explain and evaluate sources of law and legal processes;
  • use/apply, analyse and evaluate the principles of the doctrine of precedent in a range of practical and theoretical situations;
  • use/apply, analyse and evaluate the principles of statutory interpretation in a range of practical and theoretical situations;
  • communicate results of analysis and findings in clear writing and in accordance with the AGLC.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA1007

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Mrs Van Le.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - 1 hour tutorial/week; tutorials commence Week 2 (tutorials in week 2 and 3 are library research tutorials conducted in the library)
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); tutorial portfolio (10%); take home exam (25%); research assignment (15%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Nichola Corbett-Jarvis
Lecturer: Mrs Van Le.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/week; lectures may be video-conferenced.
  • 12 hours tutorials - 1 hour tutorial/week; tutorials commence Week 2 (tutorials in week 2 and 3 are library research tutorials conducted in the library)
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); tutorial portfolio (10%); take home exam (25%); research assignment (15%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Mrs Van Le
Lecturer: Dr Michael Underdown.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - 1 hour tutorial/week; tutorials commence Week 2 (tutorials in week 2 and 3 are library research tutorials conducted in the library)
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); tutorial portfolio (10%); take home exam (25%); research assignment (15%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Nichola Corbett-Jarvis.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/week; lectures may be video-conferenced.
  • 12 hours tutorials - 1 hour tutorial/week; tutorials commence Week 2 (tutorials in week 2 and 3 are library research tutorials conducted in the library)
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); tutorial portfolio (10%); take home exam (25%); research assignment (15%).

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.