This course is designed for International graduate students who are unfamiliar with the history and operation of common law legal systems. This elective course complements the Foundational Core Courses of the JD, in particular introducing Law and Justice, and allows students to develop a better understanding of the Australian legal context as well as time to focus on developing the fundamental academic skills of legal thinking, reading, writing and researching. Each week has a different topic with required pre-reading. These topics allow students to develop deeper understanding of the Australian legal system. The assignment structure will also enable students to gain timely feedback on their written work and oral communication skills, so as to develop their legal academic skills. This course will be taught in an interactive format and will include a field trip to observe courts in action, as well as occasional guest lecturers.
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