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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 4006

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101575

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

The aim of this course are threefold: first, to ensure that students know the legal and ethical responsibilities of a professional lawyer; secondly, to ensure that students have an understanding of how to react to particular professional and ethical situations that might arise in the future; and thirdly, to facilitate legal career development planning.

Course content

The focus of this course is on the professional conduct responsibilities of legal practitioners in South Australia and on preparing students for admission to the profession. This requires understanding of:

  • Ethics and Lawyering
  • Personal virtues and values and legal professionalism
  • Regulation of the Legal Profession
  • Lawyers’ fees and costs
  • Duties of Confidentiality and of Loyalty owed by lawyers to their clients
  • Ethics in Civil and Criminal Litigation
  • Ethics in Commercial and Corporate legal practice

Textbook(s)

Parker C & Evans A 2018, Inside Lawyers' Ethics , 3rd ed, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, VIC

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
LAWS 1009 Contracts B
LAWS 1015 Torts B
LAWS 1016 Foundations of Law

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
Online 1 hour x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment n/a 35% n/a
Examination n/a 65% 2.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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