Faculty of Law
|Faculty||Faculty of Law|
|Offered||Clayton First semester 2013 (Day)|
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester B 2013 (Day)
Topics include: history, organisation, education, functions and regulation of lawyers in Victoria and elsewhere; reform issues; nature and significance of a profession; independence of courts and lawyers; changing face of dispute resolution; the cost of justice and different modes of legal service delivery; standards of professional conduct including basic trust accounting, complaints and disciplinary procedures; ethical rules and moral values, with a particular emphasis on identifying and resolving ethical issues. The unit meets the requirements of the Council of Legal Education for admission to practice in Victoria in the area of 'professional conduct' (including basic trust accounting).
Students successfully completing this unit should:
Summer: Research assignment (compulsory) (2000 words): 40%
Examination (60%) - 2.5 hours writing, 30 minutes reading and noting
Semester 1: Two ten-minute roleplays on ethics and client communication: 10%; research assignment (compulsory) 2000 words: 40%; take-home examination (2,500 word): 50%
Semester 2: Research assignment (compulsory) 2000 words: 40% and examination (60%) - 2.5 hours plus 30 minutes reading and noting time
Semester 1: three hours of lectures per week and one hour tutorial every four weeks.
Semester 2: six hours of lectures per week, commencing in Week 7 of semester.