Courses & Units

Introduction to Law LAW121

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Note:

Launceston Intensive Session June offering subject to a minimum enrolment of 10 students.

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 logically.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Law
Unit code LAW121
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law
Teaching staff

Sem 1: Prof G Meyers

Intensive Session June: Meg Good (Hobart), Sarah Hiller (Launceston)

5 Week Session Nov 2015: Meg Good

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 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic 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 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015
5 Week Session Nov 9/11/2015 16/11/2015 25/11/2015 11/12/2015
Intensive Session Jun 22/6/2015 26/6/2015 2/7/2015 12/7/2015

* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $1,486.00 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 plus 1 x 50 minute tutorial per week.                                                                                                            

Intensive Session June: will be taught intensively in the June-July period. Hobart: 2 x 50 minute lectures plus 1 x 50 minute seminar daily, with additional court visits and writing workshops as a group outside these times. Launceston: 6 hours a day on 3 days per week, with additional court visits and writing workshops as a group outside these times.

5 Week Session Nov: will be taught intensively during November. Hobart: 2 x 50 minute lectures, plus 1 x 50 minute seminar daily, with additional court visits and writing workshops as a group outside these times.  Off-campus: will be taught intensively during November, via the UTAS online learning environment. Recorded lectures will be available, as well as online seminars.

Assessment

Semester 1: 1 x 500 word legal essay, 1 x 750 word legal essay, 1 x 1000 word legal essay, a Selective Reflective Journal, 1 x In-class exam.

Intensive Session June: 1 x 750 word legal essay (20%), 1 x 1000 word legal essay (30%); class attendance and participation (10%); and 1 x take-home exam (40%).

5 Week Session Nov: 1 x 1000 word legal essay (20%), 1 x 1500 word legal essay (30%); class attendance and participation (15%); and 1 x take-home exam (35%).

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Textbooks

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