Courses & Units

Introduction to Law LAW121

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Introduction

  1. To give students a "feel" for the study of the law. This includes understanding approaches to legal problems and issues, classification of various areas of the law, skills that need to be developed to study law, the scope and dynamics of legal systems, roles and responsibilities of the legal profession.
  2. To develop, at an introductory level, the intellectual skills of fact-finding, analysis, reasoning, evaluation and communication necessary for further study in law and other disciplines at university level.
  3. To encourage students to think critically and logically.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Law
Unit code LAW121
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Dr Kerryn Brent

Charlotte Hunn (Intensive Sessions)

Teaching staff

Dr Kerryn Brent

Charlotte Hunn (Intensive Sessions)

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart 5 Week Session Nov Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Intensive Session Jun On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
5 Week Session Nov 2/11/2020 9/11/2020 20/11/2020 6/12/2020
Intensive Session Jun 22/6/2020 26/6/2020 3/7/2020 12/7/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $1,729.00 091103

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Semester 1: 2 x 50 minutes lectures week 1-13 plus 1 x 50 minute tutorial per week from weeks 2-12.


Intensive Session June: will be taught intensively in the June-July period.


Hobart: 2 x 50 minute lectures plus 1 x 50 minute tutorial daily.


Off Campus: will be taught intensively during June and July, via the UTAS online learning environment. Recorded lectures will be available, and students must complete online workbooks and post to the discussion board.


Intensive Session Nov: will be taught intensively during November, via the UTAS online learning environment. Recorded lectures will be available, and students must complete online workbooks.

Assessment

Semester 1: online quizzes (10%), 1 x 1500 word legal essay (30%), 1 x take home exam (45%), Tutorial attendance and participation mark (15%).


Intensive Session June: online quizzes (10%), 1 x 1500 word legal essay (30%), 1 x take home exam (45%), Tutorial attendance and participation /Workbooks and Discussion Board participation (15%).


Intensive Session Nov: online quizzes (10%), 1 x 1500 word legal essay (30%), 1 x take home exam (45%), Tutorial attendance and participation /Workbooks and Discussion Board participation (15%).

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Textbooks

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