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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 1023

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
165103

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 4)

Course aim

This course introduces students to Western conceptions of justice as an aspect of modern democratic theory, adopting a critical perspective across a range of contemporary issues

Course content

  1. The historical basis for the Australian legal system and system of government.
  2. The Rule of Law.
  3. The concepts of “justice” and “access to justice”.
  4. The relevance of moral and social values and special interest groups in the evolution of Australia’s legal  system.
  5. Modern human rights theory.

 

Textbooks

Appleby G, Reilly A & Grenfell L 2014, Australian Public Law, 2nd Ed, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic

Brogan M & Spencer D 2014, Becoming a Lawyer: Surviving at Law School, 3rd ed, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online N/A x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Research assignment 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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