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LAW5111 Advanced Legal Institutions and Process

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program DJUR or Early Career Plan (16650) of Program PCBS

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at //

It is essential that in the first week of semester students access the StudyDesk and make themselves familiar with this resource. Communication throughout the semester for this course relies upon students accessing the News (located on the StudyDesk). Weekly emails will be sent to students to assist with progression through the course materials and the assessment.


This course provides students with an introduction to the key skills necessary to undertake their substantive law courses, including how to read and analyse a case and how to interpret a statute. It also includes the development of skills relating to problem-solving. These skills are explicitly taught and assessed throughout the course. Students will continue to build and develop these skills as they progress through other core courses in the Law program. The course also provides students with discipline specific knowledge relating to Australian legal institutions, sources of law, the passage of statutes through Parliament, the development of the common law and professional practice and ethics.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 External
Semester 2, 2014 External