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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 1027

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
173210

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Justice & Society

Course aim

This course focusses on judge-made law. Together with Legal Policy, Lawmaking and Justice, it provides students with a solid foundational understanding of legal sources and legal reasoning and introduces them to key ideas regarding the nature of law.

Course content

This course is divided into three main sections:

What is law?
Learning to read and write like a law student
Legal Thought, Theory and Philosophy

How is common law made, found and understood?
Courts and actions
Finding, reading and understanding judgments

Who makes the common law?
Judges and judging
Robot judges (links to jurisprudence)


Textbook(s)

R Creyke, D Hamer, P O'Mara, B Smith and T Taylor 2020, Laying Down the law, 11th, LexisNexis, Chatswood, NSW

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
LAWS 1032 Torts

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Seminar 2 hours 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
Presentation N/A 20% 5 minutes
Quiz 1000 30% N/A
Case study 2000 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4C)
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
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* 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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