School Of Law

Introduction to Law (WSTC)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 700157.2

Discipline: LAW

Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
200006 - Introduction to Law

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Students enrolled in Extended Diplomas must pass 40 credit points from the preparatory units listed in the course structure prior to enrolling in this University level unit.

About this Unit
This unit introduces students to the Australian legal system. It considers the historical and legal factors which influenced its development and the key institutions and processes which have resulted. It considers the impact of Australian law and legal system on Indigenous Australians and their laws. The unit introduces students to legal method: legal reasoning and statutory interpretation. Students will also develop academic literacies, including study management, writing and referencing in a legal context.

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