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LAW5111 Advanced Australian Legal System

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: DJUR


This course is the foundation course for the Juris Doctor program. It provides students with the introductory skills necessary to then complete remaining law courses. This is a core course in the Juris Doctor program and is approved by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland.

This course provides students with an introduction to the key skills necessary to undertake their substantive law courses, including knowledge of Australian legal institutions; sources of law (judge made law and statute law); professional identity and the importance of legal ethics; and how to interpret the law (both case law and statute law). This course also includes the development of skills relating to problem-solving within the context of statutory interpretation. 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.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023