This foundation unit introduces students to the 'nuts and bolts' of the Australian Legal system and legal reasoning. In addition, it offers a selection of socio-political contexts within which to situate and critically evaluate the contemporary Australian legal system. This unit provides a foundation for the study of law at Victoria University and, as such, successful completion is a pre-requisite for progression through the Law course.
Provides students with a working foundation in the technical structure of Australian legal systems and legal reasoning, using applied practical teaching and learning methods;
Exposes students to ways of making sense of Australian legal systems and legal process in a legal academic way, using selected contexts from criminal and private law;
Introduces students to the broader contexts in which legal issues may arise, including the political, social, historical, philosophical and economic contexts; and
Inducts students in the ways of the lawyer, including and legal reasoning and appropriate language use and structure
using reflective, applied and theory-based teaching and learning methods.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):