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LAWS6252 - Legal Reasoning & the Common Law System
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band three
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Law
Offered session(s): 103, 104, 108, 109
Prohibitions: LAWS6881
Teacher/Coordinator: Mr Michael Skinner

Classes: S103 (Group A): Mar 5-8 (9-5), S104 (Group B): Mar 22, 23 & Apr 12, 13 (9-5), S108 (Group C): Jul 30, 31 & Aug 1, 2 (9-5), S109 (Group D): Sep 6, 7 & 20, 21 (9-5)

Assessment: in-class test (25%) and take-home exam (75%)

This is a compulsory unit for all postgraduate students who do not hold a law degree or equivalent from a common law jurisdiction entering the: Master of Administrative Law and Policy; Master of Business Law; Master of Environmental Law; Master of Environmental Science and Law; Master of Global Law; Master of Health Law; Master of International Business and Law; Master of Labour Law and Relations; Master of Law & International Development as well as Graduate Diplomas offered in these programs. The unit has been designed to equip students with the necessary legal skills and legal knowledge to competently apply themselves in their chosen area of law. Instruction will cover the legislative process; the judiciary and specialist tribunals; precedent; court hierarchies; legal reasoning; constitutional law; administrative law; contracts; and torts. Some elements of the unit will be tailored in accordance with the requirements of the particular specialist programs.International students who are required to enrol in this unit must undertake classes during the first week of their study. Health Law and Public Health students should enrol in LAWS6881 Introduction to Law for Health Professionals in lieu of LAWS6252, if available. This unit is not available to MLawIntDev students who have been granted a reduced volume of learning.
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