Unit

School Of Law

Australian Legal System and Common LawWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200981.1

Discipline: LAW NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
June Wang


Assumed Knowledge
Undergraduate law degree or equivalent from a non-common law jurisdiction.


Unit Enrolment Restrictions
This unit is not available for self-enrolment. Admission to the unit is by invitation only to students of postgraduate courses of the School of Law who hold a Bachelor of Laws degree, or equivalent, from a non-common law jurisdiction.


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
The Australian Legal System and Common Law introduces students, from non-common law jurisdictions, to the Australian legal system and the common law tradition. The unit aims to develop the understanding of how the Australian legal system has developed in its historical and cultural contexts, and its impact on Australia’s First Peoples. It also covers the Australian laws in specific areas, such as contracts, torts, trusts and dispute resolution. This unit includes field trips to various Australian courts and legal institutions. Students are encouraged to undertake individual research to evaluate and compare legal institutions and laws in Australia and their home jurisdictions.


Courses
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Specialisations

A2015.1Master of Laws (Law Graduate) - 80cp pathwayCURRENT
A2016.1Master of Laws (Law Graduate) - 120cp pathwayCURRENT
A2017.1Master of Laws (Non Law Graduate) - 80cp pathwayCURRENT
A2018.1Master of Laws (Non Law Graduate) - 120cp pathwayCURRENT
A2019.1Master of Laws (Law & Non Law Graduates) - 160cp pathwayCURRENT




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