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LAW1116 Legal Process
Credit Points: 15

This unit imparts basic skills in primary and secondary legal research, legal writing and problem solving. We open by discussing the sources of law, the way that the doctrine of precedent operates, ratio decidendi, obiter dicta and stare decisis. Statutes and methods of interpreting them will also be considered at this stage. Then we move to the skills components of the course which comprise of instruction sessions on how to read a case, how to write a case brief, how to cite legal materials properly and how to apply legal principles derived from case law and other sources to a set of facts in a problem question.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K19Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Laws
V72Bachelor of Laws
V73Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts
K51Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business
K30Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2008 VET: 31/03/2008