Courses & Units

Legal Reasoning LAW255

Hobart

Note:

Compulsory core unit for students in new Law degrees, which were introduced in 2013, with course codes: 63I, 63J, 63K, 63L, 63M, 63N, 63O and 63P. Also degrees commencing 2014 63Q and 63R.

Introduction

Set against a context of the Australian legal system and the distinction between public and private law, Legal Reasoning provides students with the skills needed for the study of law. Building on Introduction to Law (LAW121) and Legal Systems (LAW122) it provides an extensive grounding in the skills of common law reasoning, case application, statutory interpretation, problem solving, legal research, and legal writing. It also seeks to embed essential personal skills in time management, reflection and the capacity to work independently as well as collaboratively.

Summary

Unit name Legal Reasoning
Unit code LAW255
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law
Teaching staff

Susan Bartie

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 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
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015

* 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
3 2015: $1,283.00 2015: $1,486.00 090900

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.

Requisites

  • Pre-requisites: LAW121 and LAW122 and completion of first year in another degree, or a bachelor degree or equivalent.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3 x 1 hour lectures per week, 1 x 50 minute workshop per week

Assessment

Library Skills Assignment (10%); Tutorial Preparation (10%); Case Noting Assignment and In-Class Test (40%); Exam (40%)

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Textbooks

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