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LAW1201 Legal Process and Research

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business
School or Department : School of Law


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BABL or BBLA or BCLA or BLAW or BCBL

Other requisites

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 <//>.
It is essential that in the first week of semester students access the StudyDesk and make themselves familiar with this resource. Communication throughout the semester for this course relies upon students accessing the News (located on the StudyDesk). Weekly emails will be sent to students to assist with progression through the course materials and the assessment.


This course provides students with an introduction to the key skills necessary to undertake their substantive law courses, including: legal citation; legal research; problem-solving and legal writing. These skills are explicitly taught and assessed throughout the course. Students will continue to build and develop these skills as they progress through the Law program. The course also provides students with discipline specific knowledge relating to Australian legal institutions; sources of law; the passage of statutes through Parliament; and the development of the common law. From this, students will develop skills in learning how to read a case, and how to interpret a statute.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External
Semester 1, 2011 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2011 External
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba