LAW5502 Advanced Law in Context
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the Juris Doctor Program: DJUR
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/current-students/support/computing/hardware. 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 web cam with a broadband connection but you can also participate via text (if you do not have a microphone) and a dialup connection. A web cam is also required. It is best to wait until the beginning of semester to see what the recommendations are for this equipment. The course Announcements and News forum will contain full instructions for preparing your computer and connecting to the session.
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 learn to discuss and debate key legal concepts that relate to legal jurisprudence and principles underpinning the legal system such as the rule of law. Consideration of specific legal issues such as indigenous, multicultural, criminal activity, ethics, discrimination and gender and family issues will be covered. The course will engage students in the study of law.