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LAW4153

Faculty of Law

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2011

Synopsis

Topics include: common law - civil law: elementary comparisons; classification of legal systems; historical origins of the civil law; legal education and legal profession; constitutions; judicial organisation; sources of law; judicial methodology; criminal procedure; civil procedure.

Objectives

Students who successfully complete this unit should

  1. be sensitised to the existence of another major approach to law;
  2. be familiar with the major characteristics of the continental European legal system;
  3. acquire an understanding of the comparative method; and
  4. be able to evaluate and analyse their own legal systems from a new perspective.

Assessment

Examination (2.5 hours writing time plus 30 minutes reading and noting): 100% OR Examination (1.25 hours writing time plus 30 minutes reading and noting): 50%
Research essay (4000 words): 50%

Contact hours

Three hours of lectures per week

Prerequisites

LAW1100 or LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104

Co-requisites

LAW2100 or LAW2101 and LAW2102; LAW2200 or LAW2201 and LAW2202