Courses & Units

Legal Systems LAW122

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Launceston Intensive – Friday 6 July until Friday 20 July 2018 10am until 2pm.

Cradle Coast Intensive – Wednesday 27 June until Wednesday 11 July 2018 10am until 2pm.


This unit provides an introductory overview of the interplay between the various legal systems which impact on our contemporary Australian legal regime. Specifically, the unit will consider the Aboriginal legal system (before and after white settlement), the reception and application of the Common Law legal system, and the modern impact of the public international legal system.


Unit name Legal Systems
Unit code LAW122
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law

Dr Gail Lugten

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Intensive Session Jul On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Intensive Session Jun On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019
Intensive Session Jun 24/6/2019 28/6/2019 4/7/2019 14/7/2019
Intensive Session Jul 1/7/2019 4/7/2019 7/7/2019 14/7/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $1,671.00 091103

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

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Teaching Pattern

Standard Offering (Hobart):

2 x 50 minute lectures (run consecutively) each week for 13 weeks, plus one 50 x minute seminar each week for 9 weeks during the semester.

Note that this is a blended unit combining face-to-face and online teaching sessions.

Intensive Offering (Launceston and Cradle Coast Campus)

Launceston – Daily workshop 10am-2pm
Cradle Coast Campus – Daily workshop 10am -2pm.

As this is an intensive teaching unit, students will be expected to do some further learning activities outside the workshop hours. This will be a blended unit combining face-to-face and online teaching sessions.


Standard Offering (Hobart):

Mooting performance report 20%,
Recorded Oral Presentation giving judgement in an international law moot case 30%,
1 x 1500 word take home exam comprising two exam answers selected from 4 questions @ 750 words each 50%

Intensive Offering (Launceston, Cradle Coast Campus):

1 x 5 minute oral presentation providing judgement in an international law moot case 20%
1 x 1500 word take home exam comprising two exams answers selected from 4 questions @ 750 words each 80%

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