Legal Concepts, Research and Writing for Media Law - LAWS8249

Faculty: Faculty of Law

School: Faculty of Law

Course Outline: See below

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

Enrolment Requirements:

Must be enrolled in Program 5265 or 9214 or 5214 or 9210.

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The purpose of this course is to prepare non-law graduate students for adequate engagement with postgraduate studies in law, media and journalism.

The main topics of the course are:
  • Concepts and issues in media law related to core areas such as principles governing core areas of media law defamation, source anonymity, privacy and advertising law
  • Fundamental legal concepts
  • Fundamental legal research skills
  • Fundamental legal writing skills
The course is in a blended learning format and consists of the following interrelated components:
  • Intensive face-to-face seminars for each
  • Online activities and materials to be completed before and after face-to-face seminars
  • Online resources accessible to the students for the duration of their enrolment in their programs
This course is compulsory for non-law graduates undertaking the Master of Law, Media and Journalism. Unless an exemption is granted, the student must satisfactorily complete this course within the first semester of enrolment.

For satisfactory completion, students must attempt each assessment and achieve an overall mark of 50% or more.

More information can be found on the Course Outline Website.
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