LAW5502 Advanced Law in Context (FOBUS)
Units 1.0 (Law) Band 3
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm>. Internet-based live classroom sessions: In addition, external students will in this course have the opportunity to use an Internet-based live classroom allowing you to participate in group work and for assessment of the debate. These sessions will require a computer headset with microphone and a broadband connection but you can also participate via text (if you do not have a microphone) and a dialup connection. If you have a web cam you can also use this. The course Announcements and News forum will contain full instructions for preparing your computer and connecting to the session. You will also be advised via the StudyDesk at the start of the semester as to the process by which you will be grouped into debate teams. You will need to check the StudyDesk early in the first week of semester.
It is important for those learning the skills of lawyers to understand that the law is part of the social fabric and reflects the views and values of the society in which it operates. This course is designed to introduce students to the law and skills required for lawyers. Students will journal personal reflections and self awareness. They will learn to discuss and debate in a public forum key legal concepts and principles underpinning the legal system such as the doctrine of separation of powers and the rule of law. Consideration of specific legal issues such as indigenous, multicultural, criminal activity, ethics, discrimination and family issues will be covered. The course will engage students in the study of law.