School Of Law

Legal Analysis and Critique (Juris Doctor)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 201050.1


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
John Juriansz

201046 Fundamentals of Australian Law (Juris Doctor)

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in course 2826 Juris Doctor.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit introduces students to the processes of critical evaluation of arguments, legal communication and logical and critical problem solving involving statutory interpretation and precedent. Students will have the opportunity to explore how law is made, some of the institutional limitations on law and justice, and the impact of globalisation on law. It introduces theories about the nature and function of law in historical, political, social, economic, cultural, ethical and international contexts. The connection between race, gender, culture and law is examined within the context of the Australian legal tradition, legal history, and the impact of the Australian legal system on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Students will use logical and critical skills to develop solutions to problems involving statutory interpretation and the application of precedent; and articulate legal thought effectively and persuasively in written formats for lay and expert audiences.

2826.1Juris DoctorCURRENT

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