JQU0026 - Legal Studies B: The Law and Society

    Unit code: JQU0026 | Study level: TAFE
    City Campus
    Footscray Park
    JQU0025 - Legal Studies A: An Introduction to the Australian Legal System
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit of study will introduce students to the role, function and rule of law in society. In doing so, the unit will explore how the law is influenced by cultural, moral, ethical, political and economic factors.

    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.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    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.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Other
    Grade: 30%
    Online Forums: Engage with online forum discussion
    Assessment type: Portfolio
    Grade: 20%
    Folio: Students select from a range of given topics and summarise the various arguments for a change/introduction of a law
    Assessment type: Essay
    Grade: 30%
    Write an essay on a contemporary legal issue
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 20%
    Articulate a position for change/introduction of the law for the contemporary legal issue in a persuasive video

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