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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. This unit will begin with an examination of the following: the sources of Australian law; The Australian Court system and hierarchy; common and civil law systems; criminal and civil law procedures; the doctrine of precedent; ratio decidendi; obiter dicti 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 unit which comprise of instruction sessions on how to read a case, how to cite legal materials properly, how to apply legal principles derived from case law and other sources to a set of facts in a problem question and how to apply different statutory interpretation approaches.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K61Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Laws
V72Bachelor of Laws
K50Bachelor of Laws
Y09Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Arts
Y04Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Business
K58Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Psychological Science
K30Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010