LWZ115 Legal Process

This is a foundation unit, providing students with a broad understanding of legal processes. The unit takes a historical and comparative approach in developing an understanding of the Australian common law legal system. Constitutional structures and the principal sources of law will be considered. These issues will be further developed in the unit Comparative Legal Systems. Topics examined in this unit include:

  • Doctrine of precedent
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Legal analysis and writing

Unit Information

Semesters 1, 2 | 2019

Prescribed Text - laying down the law

recommended text -

AUSTRALIAN GUIDE TO LEGAL CITATION
CONCISE AUSTRALIAN LEGAL DICTIONARY
MASTERING LAW STUDY AND LAW EXAM TECHNIQUES 9TH EDITION
STATUTORY INTERPRETATION IN AUSTRALIA, 8TH EDITION

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LAYING DOWN THE LAW
AUSTRALIAN GUIDE TO LEGAL CITATION
CONCISE AUSTRALIAN LEGAL DICTIONARY
MASTERING LAW STUDY AND LAW EXAM TECHNIQUES 9TH EDITION
STATUTORY INTERPRETATION IN AUSTRALIA, 8TH EDITION