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LA1104 - Legal Concepts

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

This subject aims to introduce students to a set of core concepts that lie at the foundation of law. These are: legal personality and liability; obligations,contract and property; good process, rights and sovereignty. The purpose of the subject is provide students with basic conceptual and analytical knowledge and skills for understanding the nature and functions of different branches of law.

Learning Outcomes

  • to enable students to identify key concepts and organising principles forming the law;
  • to enable students to use these concepts as analytical tools for understanding and critically assessing the nature, functions and branches of law;
  • to enhance and develop students' ability analyse the conceptual underpinnings of the law as the body of principles, rules, mechanisms and actors central to governance;
  • to develop students' conceptual and critical awareness of the role of law in regulation, social control , dispute settlement and for arranging economic, political , social, environmental and cultural relations.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Lecturer: Mr Peter Boulot.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour tutorial/week
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (15%); assignments (35%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Lecturer: Mr Peter Boulot.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour tutorial/week
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (15%); assignments (35%).

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.