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Introduction to Law

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: LAW10021

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit aims to introduce students to the study of law. It examines the Australian legal system, the doctrine of precedent, the interpretation of legislation, legal research methods and writing skills. The aim of this unit is to enable students, through the study of cases, statutes and other materials, to acquire an understanding of, and competence in, the Australian legal system and the principles of statutory interpretation.


This unit gives students an overview of the Australian legal system and teaches them about the reception of English law, the hierarchy of courts, the doctrine of precedent, the legislative process, statutory interpretation, legal writing and communication and legal research.

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