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LAW7408

Faculty of Law

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - 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.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2011

Synopsis

The unitis concerned with conveyancing and other kinds of transactions in the areas of property and business law. It will focus on development of the following skills: legal research and analysis, awareness and use of learning strategies, practice management, oral and written communication, and negotiation. The particular values that will be addressed in the subject include the recognition and resolution of ethical conflicts, awareness of personal values and understanding of professional values

Objectives

The primary objective is that those who have successfully completed the Diploma course, of which this subject is a part, will have the broad knowledge, skills and ethical awareness to undertake legal practice. Students who have successfully completed this subject will have acquired the following competencies:

  1. practice fields: through learning and developing the skills summarised below, and gaining experience in the application of those skills in the field of this subject, students will have improved their competence to practise in any chosen specific field or fields of law and pratice
  2. skills: in particular, students will have learned and developed the skills set out in the Course Description for the Diploma relating to - learning strategies, research, analysis and writing; oral communication and inter-personal relationships; negotiation and advocacy; practice management and accounts; and hanmdling ethics and values
  3. personal development: students will have enhanced their broad and critical understanding of knowledge already gained, and their intellectual and social skills, in order to encourage and enable a continuing professional approach to work, community responsibilities and personal development.

Assessment

Online courses (codes 3389 and 3390):

Preparation of documents, including a contract, on behalf of both vendor and purchaser in relation to sale and purchase: 60%
Calculation of stamp duty payable in 3 different transactions:10%
Letter of advice: 25%
Calculation of stamp duty payable on 2 different lease transactions: 5%

On campus course (code 2772): 1. In-course assessable task (completion of 4 files including sale and purchase of residential property and sale and purchase of strata title property): 50% 2. Final week oral assessment - interviewing assessment of property related law problem: 50%

Contact hours

Intensive -27 hours per week for 3 weeks