University of Tasmania Home Page Course and Units 2013
 
 This course information is for students studying under a new course structure. Switch to old course structure information.

2013 LAW121 Introduction to Law

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

View timetable of lectures only for this unit.  View ALL timetable events for this unit.

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
LAW121 H,L,W H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 L On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 W On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Winter H On Campus Offering in H 24-JUN-2013 29-JUN-2013 08-JUL-2013 12-JUL-2013

* 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).

About Census Dates

DESCRIPTION

  1. To give students a "feel" for the study of the law. This includes understanding approaches to legal problems and issues, classification of various areas of the law, skills that need to be developed to study law, the scope and dynamics of legal systems, roles and responsibilities of the legal profession.
  2. To develop, at an introductory level, the intellectual skills of fact-finding, analysis, reasoning, evaluation and communication necessary for further study in law and other disciplines at university level.
  3. To encourage students to think logically.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT:

Semester 1: 1 x 500 word legal essay, 1 x 750 word legal essay, 1 x 1000 word legal essay, a Selective Reflective Journal, 1 x In-class exam.

Semester 4: 1 x 750 word legal essay (20%), 1 x 1000 word legal essay (30%); 1 x Presentation (10%); and 1 x take-home exam linked to presentation (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN:

Semester 1: 2 x 50 minutes lectures plus 1 x 50 minute tutorial per week

Semester 4 offering will be taught intensively in the period 24 Jun to 12 Jul 2013. 2 x 50 minute lectures plus 1 x 50 minute seminar daily, with additional court visits and writing workshops as a group outside these times.

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H,L,W
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
About Flexible Study Options

TEXTS
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Winter)

STAFF: Sem 1: G Meyers Sem 4: K Cashman & M Good

FEES
View fees for this unit

KEY

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



University of Tasmania Home Page Authorised by the Academic Registrar
© University of Tasmania | ABN 30 764 374 782 | CRICOS Provider Code 00586B
Copyright and Disclaimers | Accessibility | Feedback, Suggestions and Questions
Info Line 1300 363 864