LAW452 focuses upon the main areas of professional responsibility of lawyers: (1) to clients; (2) to the court / administration of justice; and (3) to the profession and community. It commences with a discussion of ethics and professionalism, before moving onto the character (and other) requirements for admission to practice. The unit combines both theory and practical elements, and seeks to challenge students in assessing not only what ethical conduct for lawyers may involve, but to ponder the boundaries of ethical (and unethical) conduct in this context. To this end, beyond the three core sections noted above, the unit concludes by investigating standards of professional conduct from the perspective of professional discipline.
|Unit name||Legal Ethics|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
|Coordinator||Professor Gino Dal Pont|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Analyse, appraise and explain legal ethics and its relationship to the main areas of professional responsibility for lawyers.
- Apply and defend decisions chosen to resolve hypothetical factual scenarios demonstrating ethical conduct.
- Research and analyse a legal topic or problem pertaining to legal ethics.
- Work collaboratively in a group environment to prepare and submit an ethical approach to resolve a deliberately polemic topic.
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Prerequisites50 credit points of Advanced Law core
Lecture: 1 hour weekly online
Tutorial/Workshop: 2 hours weekly face-to-face (commencing in Week 2 of semester)
|Assessment||Exam (40%)|Short essay assignment in teams (30%)|Problem assignment in teams (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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