Students will debate topical contemporary legal issues and question whether the law reflects society's changing values and attitudes.
Using current examples, students will explore whether the law creates or constrains social change.
JQU0025 - Legal Studies A: An Introduction to the Australian Legal System
|1.||Discuss and question the opinions of a range of commentators with regard to a contemporary legal issue;|
|2.||Collate and organise the points of view of a contemporary legal issue;|
|3.||Analyse the ideas presented in a range of text and media; and|
|4.||Present a reasoned argument using appropriate legal terminology an acknowledgement of resources.|
|Other||Online Forums: Engage with online forum discussion||30%|
|Portfolio||Folio: Students select from a range of given topics and summarise the various arguments for a change/introduction of a law||20%|
|Essay||Write an essay on a contemporary legal issue||30%|
|Presentation||Articulate a position for change/introduction of the law for the contemporary legal issue in a persuasive video||20%|
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