Law and justice

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Contract law for non-lawyers If you come into contact with contracts or are involved in contract-making in the course of your work, a basic knowledge of contract law can help you.
Family mediation practice This program is designed to provide the hours of supervised family dispute resolution practice required by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.
Professional law program We offer units from the Master of Laws course for professional development.
Professional mediation program Gain the skills and accreditation needed to become a nationally accredited mediator, family dispute resolution practitioner (FDRP), or both.
Public speaking: making meaningful messages In this course you will learn the strategies that established speakers use to plan and deliver talks and speeches.
Trainee Solicitor Program (TSP) and Supplementary Training Provides 90 hours of training that is required (in addition to workplace training) for admission as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

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You can study individual units for personal or professional development without having to apply for a full QUT course.

If you successfully complete a unit, you may be eligible for credit if you decide to apply for a degree course in the future.

Units anyone can study

These units don’t have any requirements for previous study or background knowledge.

But if your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Unit Synopsis
AYB115 Governance, Fraud and Investigation Governance issues and fraud have an increasingly large impact on business. When implementing business strategies, professionals in all sectors of the economy are confronted by a wide range of governance issues because of the electronic and global nature of their business operations. Fraud is an ever present problem in a…
BSB111 Business Law and Ethics This unit integrates the concepts and principles of business law with the theories and applications of business ethics. The unit makes extensive use of cases in law and ethics to develop knowledge and skills that enable students to analyse, apply and evaluate the legal principles and ethical decision-making processes relevant…
JSB158 Policing Diversity The issue of policing diversity is salient because of the nature of police work and the type of community engagement it entails. This unit will focus on a range of issues facing police and policing in relation to the growing diversity of Australia's population. A significant component of this unit…
JSB170 Introduction to Criminology and Policing This unit will provide you with an introduction to the Criminology and Policing major before you make your choice. It will provide you with a foundation for understanding criminology and policing. It begins with an exploration of the existing explanations of crime from both an individual and social perspective and…
JSB171 Justice and Society The Justice degree seeks to produce competent justice professionals. In order to achieve this purpose, this degree combines knowledge of the criminal justice system with an understanding and appreciation of the complexities of social justice. The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to the structural parameters of social…
JSB172 Professional Academic Skills This unit teaches students about being competent and ethical criminal justice professionals. It introduces professional and academic skills,to lay a successful foundation for academic achievement during the degree and for later professional achievement in the real world of criminal justice work.…
JSB173 Understanding the Criminal Justice System The criminal justice system is a key site for the maintenance of social order in society. In Australia, the criminal justice system consists of three separate institutions and each is tasked with a specific role: the police are responsible for criminal investigations, the courts for adjudication and sentencing, corrections (e.g.…
JSB176 Criminal Law in Context Criminal Law in Context aims to provide Justice (and other) students with a broad, critical, contextual knowledge of criminal law and its administration in the Australian setting.…
JSB178 Policy, Governance and Justice The unit introduces students to the policy cycle and explains how policy is developed in the governmental context. It provides basic skills needed for an employment role in research and policy in government agencies.…
JSB179 Crimes of Violence Justice students seek to work as justice professionals in areas related to the criminal justice system or human rights. They need an understanding of fundamental principles of criminal law and of social justice issues related to criminal law. Students undertaking the Criminology and Policing major of the degree need to…
JSB180 Deviance This unit provides students with a comprehensive, empirically based, theoretically informed, international, interdisciplinary overview of the study of deviance in the social sciences. It provides a critical survey of causes, interpretations and reactions to deviance, with reference to real world social issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco consumption,…
JSB184 Sex and Crimes The unit is informed by the concepts of governance, power, and knowledge to think critically about the circumstances and conditions through which sex and sexuality are criminalised and responded to. It does this by exploring a diverse range of 'cases' of sexual deviance in contemporary Australian and, where relevant, international…
JSN201 Dynamics of Domestic Violence This subject builds essential knowledgeof the dynamics of domestic violence. The unit has a number of objectives: 1. to introduce the different types of abuse that comprise domestic violence 2. to explain the dynamics of domestic violence, including its characteristics, distribution, and contributing factors 3. to provide skills and tools…
JSN202 Children and Family Violence This subject includes specialised knowledge of violence against pregnant women and the relationship between child maltreatment and domestic violence, including investigating the impact of trauma on child development.…
LLB101 Introduction to Law Introduction to Law introduces students to the development of the Australian legal system. This includes a focus on the major sources of law in Australia and the institutions that create, interpret and administer the law.…
LLB103 Dispute Resolution 'Dispute resolution' is an umbrella term that represents a number of processes used to resolve conflict and disputes. This unit introduces students to the spectrum of dispute resolution forums commonly used in legal practice and the role of lawyers within those forums.
LLB104 Contemporary Law and Justice Contemporary Law and Justice focuses on equipping students with knowledge, skills and attitudes for contextualising and critiquing the law. It contextualises the operation of the law with reference to the philosophical, cultural, social, economic and global contexts in which the Australian legal system operates. The unit also considers the role…
LLB140 Human Rights Law Human Rights Law focuses on the theory and practice of international human rights law. In particular, it provides an overview of the history and origins of human rights and international rights and obligations while remaining grounded in the contemporary events and challenges to the protection of human rights.…
LLB141 Introduction to International Law There are many ways in which the law operates in an international context. Issues of global concern such as climate change, terrorism and economic development require cooperation between nations through agreements and treaties. The increased internationalisation of communication, financial interests and business transactions means that individuals and companies are increasingly…
LLB142 Regulation of Business This elective unit commences the process in educating legal students in matters of business and commercial law. It is intended to provide an overview of a number of critical areas in the study of business law. Further, this subject will provide theoretical and critical analysis skills for the students through…

Units you need background knowledge to study

These units have requirements for previous study or background knowledge. Check the unit’s previous study requirements for details. If you have any questions, contact the unit coordinator for the semester you want to study.

If your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will also need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Unit Synopsis
AYB205 Law of Business Entities This unit looks at the various types of business entities that exist in Australia today and laws applicable to these entities. The unit will also take into account consideration of a range of issues affecting these legal entities, such as capital raising and finance, taxation, accounting, audit and statutory requirements…
AYB219 Taxation Law This unit introduces students to the statutory framework of the Australian taxation system. Elements in the determination of taxable income and the levy of income tax are examined including general and specific categories of assessable income and allowable deductions, capital gains tax and administration aspects of the tax system. The…
AYB230 Corporations Law The unit is intended to equip students with a basic understanding and knowledge relevant to the environment of legal entities, particularly corporations. It also seeks to provide students with sufficient basic understanding of the legal structure of business associations to enable them to recognise the appropriate structure for particular commercial…
AYB232 Financial Services Regulation and Law This subject looks at the laws and regulations applicable to corporate securities and financial services in Australia, examines disclosure obligations for financial products and services, ASX listing rules, takeovers, and market misconduct rules.…
AYB320 Advanced Taxation Law This unit examines the principles governing the taxation treatment of various business entities including partnerships, trusts, companies and superannuation funds from a domestic and international perspective. The unit provides students with an understanding of other considerations which affect the choice of an appropriate business structure from a taxation perspective, including…
JSB207 Punishment and Penal Policy The unit will challenge students to think critically about a range of key issues confronting the penal system and policy-makers, including the ever-increasing prison muster, the effectiveness (or not) of the various treatment programs and offender management systems, and the ongoing challenge of 'difference' within the prison population. This unit…
JSB208 Gender, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System The Justice degree aims to produce competent justice professionals. In order to achieve this purpose, this degree combines knowledge of the criminal justice system with an understanding and appreciation of the complexities of social justice. This unit explores patterns in gendered: 1. offending 2. victimisation, and 3. experiences with criminal…
JSB209 Transnational Organised Crime and Terrorism The Justice degree aims to produce competent justice professionals. In order to achieve this purpose, the degree combines knowledge of the criminal justice system with an understanding and appreciation of the complexities of social justice. This unit examines the impact of transnational organised crime (TOC) and terrorism on international security,…
JSB255 Eco Crime Issues pertaining to the protection of the environment continue to capture centre stage in the development of both national and international policy. The balance between 'developing' and 'harming' the environment is one often constructed in political and social discourses about trade, resources and rights. Illegal and harmful acts that damage…
JSB261 Theories of Government This unit focuses upon the major theories about the operation of governments, along with the principles of authority, legitimacy and freedom.…
JSB262 Power, Government and Justice In this unit, you will engage with and apply sophisticated and innovative analytical tools in order to understand various forms of marginalisation in Australian society (particularly gender, sexuality, religion, age, mental health, and race-based marginalisation) and respond effectively to them. The unit utilises these tools in a broad range of…
JSB263 Justice Institutions In this subject, students will gain a thorough understanding of Australia's political and governance system, exploring the evolution and functioning of key Australian justice institutions. Through key case studies from Australian and international political history, students will examine the democratic structures that govern policy-making.…
JSB266 White Collar Crime and Official Corruption This unit will cover the complementary crimes of corruption and white collar crime. Every nation in the world struggles to have its public officials act in the interest of its citizens. The study of public sector ethics covers the types of actions and the methods of enforcement required to bring…
JSB267 Identity, Marginalisation, and Global Change In this unit, you will further develop your knowledge of marginalisation and injustice as introduced in the foundational units of the Justice degree, expanding on these concepts in an international context. The unit will provide an in-depth exploration of identity and marginalisation internationally, and tools for understanding injustice in the…
JSB270 Global Justice and Human Security This unit offers students an advanced education about global justice with a focus on human rights and human security. It explores issues of political, social, economic and environmental injustice through an examination of specific global events and trends involving human conflict, dislocation, and disadvantage. The unit also introduces students to…
JSB272 Theories of Crime The main aim of this unit is to introduce the student to the study of theoretical criminology. This unit will address the social context of crime but is not exclusively sociological. The study of criminology is essentially multi-disciplinary and this is reflected in the diversity of theoretical approaches. Theory is…
JSB273 Crime Research Methods This unit builds upon research skills acquired in first-year study and is thus intended to provide knowledge and skills in research design and methodology for use in the fields of criminal justice, justice administration and criminology. The aims of this unit are three-fold. First, to revisit issues central to the…
JSB278 Drugs and Crime This unit examines social, legal and political responses to drug use in contemporary society, with an emphasis on Australian society. The unit presents an overview to drugs and drug use, including historical perspectives on drugs and their regulation. Drug policy models, processes and strategies for responding to drugs are reviewed,…
JSB284 Policing in Context This unit is concerned with the diverse roles, duties, powers and problems of policing in Australia. These issues are explored through a number of different themes across the semester.…
JSB285 Political Violence and Terrorism In this unit you will learn about politically motivated violence and terrorism in its diverse forms and historical context. It asks students to critically explore the characteristics of groups and movements that use these methods, the diverse reasons people come to engage in politically motivated violence, the development of responses…
JSB286 Domestic Violence This unit provides students with a comprehensive, empirically based, international and interdisciplinary overview of domestic violence. It will provide a critical perspective on domestic violence research that is of interest to justice professions and arises in many other employment contexts.…
JSB287 Crime in Popular Culture Crime is a significant genre in popular culture, being present in literature, television, film and traditional and social media. Beyond entertainment, popular cultural representations of crime and criminality inform social responses criminal justice, including policy. This unit provides students with a comprehensive, international, interdisciplinary overview of crime in popular culture,…
JSB288 Comparative Policing in a Complex World This unit is designed to help you understand why policing in a complex world should be considered as an ongoing comparative global endeavour. The unit seeks to explore the possibilities and limitations of comparative policing from a global perspective by examining policing case studies in both national contexts (for example,…
JSB364 Cybercrime This unit is concerned with the role of technology in facilitating and enabling crime. The pervasiveness of technology across all aspects of society has seen the face of crime change in recent decades. This transition provides many challenges to law enforcement in terms of policing crime in both offline and…
JSB367 Intelligence and Security Intelligence is increasingly taking a leading role in investigations and security procedures, with analysts setting a direction for criminal investigation and security teams. The unit exposes students to the essentials of the criminal intelligence systems, the intelligence process and creative problem solving skills. Intelligence professionals are also concerned with support…
JSB372 Youth Justice This unit provides students with knowledge and skills for working in the contemporary youth justice system, including knowledge about its history, how the system works, legislation, and the media and political context of youth justice. It questions ideas about young people as a 'crime problem' and challenges students to engage…
JSB374 Crime Prevention This unit will discuss in detail the complex relationship that exists between the crime problem, the criminalisation and traditional responses to crime. The unit will discuss crime prevention strategies that are broader than the traditional criminal justice response as well as explore the appropriateness or otherwise of blanket responses to…
JSB379 Political Practice, People Power, and Protest This unit will equip students with a thorough understanding of the practice of policy and governance within and beyond government institutions. Students will examine the range of political practices that contribute to policy-making, from formalised lobbying and pressure groups through to non-government activism and protest, while developing practical skills required…
JSB380 Critical Policy Analysis Critical Policy Analysis provides you with the essential academic and vocational tools that will allow you to critically analyse justice-related policies. You will have the opportunity to examine a number of policies in an in-depth manner using a range of vocational tools and critical frameworks. The ability to provide timely,…
JSB386 Death Investigation The investigation of death in modern society is a well regulated system, orchestrated through the coronial system with identification of suspicious deaths undertaken by the criminal justice system. This death investigation model involves legal, medical and criminal justice personnel in order to establish both the medical cause and legal circumstance…
JSN165 Policy, Governance and Justice This foundational unit is designed to develop the skills required for research and policy positions in government agencies. This unit will enhance the key vocational skills required for working in any government agency. All government agencies require similar writing, communication and consultation skills for developing policy. This unit will enhance…
JSN166 Justice Institutions An understanding of Australian government institutions is critical for students who wish to work effectively in or alongside the public sector. This unit will provide you with advanced knowledge of governance institutions at all levels of Australian government, as well as the related ethical obligations of public officials in such…
JSN167 Public Sector Skills, Methods and Ethics This subject builds knowledge of public sector ethics obligations and is intended to provide knowledge and skills in research design, methodology and evaluation for use in public policy development and evaluation. The unit has a number of objectives. Firstly, to visit issues central to the research and evaluation process. Secondly,…
JSN168 Critical Policy Skills There are a number of critical policy skills required of the professional contemporary policy officer. This unit aims to develop, enhance and consolidate the skills of students to enable them to undertake sophisticated and effective policy work, both in the public and the private sector. This capstone unit will develop…
LLB102 Torts Torts law is the law of civil wrongs and has developed to provide a private remedy for those who suffer loss due to the acts or omissions of others.…
LLB105 Legal Problems and Communication Legal Problems and Communication continues the development of legal problem-solving and written and oral communication skills in a variety of professional contexts.…
LLB106 Criminal Law Criminal Law provides knowledge of the doctrines of criminal law and procedure, with a focus on offences against the person and property. Defences, excuses and fundamental elements of criminal responsibility and complicity are also covered.…
LLB202 Contract Law Legally binding promises pervade society, from uncomplicated bargains like riding on a bus to complex multi-million dollar transactions. The law of contract provides an understanding of promises which are legally binding, how contractual promises may be characterised and the significance of that characterisation, and how contractual promises may be discharged…
LLB203 Constitutional Law Constitutional Law examines the constitutional arrangements effected by the Commonwealth and State Constitutions and the division of power between the Commonwealth and States and the relations between the different levels of government.…
LLB204 Commercial and Personal Property Law In this unit, concepts of property are introduced and legal principles relevant to personal property and commercial law are considered.…
LLB205 Equity and Trusts Equity & Trusts provides an understanding of the principles of equity and the law relating to trusts as required for admission to practice.…
LLB240 Chinese Legal System Chinese Legal Systems introduces students to the structure and operation of the legal systems of the People's Republic of China. This includes a focus on the major sources of law in China and the institutions that create, interpret and administer the law.…
LLB241 Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Law This unit is an examination of law and policy with respect to discrimination and equal opportunity in Australia. It covers both relevant international treaties and Australian domestic anti-discrimination and equal opportunity law.…
LLB242 Media Law This unit examines the regulation and non-regulation of freedom of speech exercised by the media. In this regard various limitations imposed by the common law, statute and self-regulation will be examined, such as defamation, restrictions on reporting courts and politics, contempt, privacy and confidentiality.…
LLB243 Family Law Legal professionals assisting clients who are entering into relationships or experiencing relationship breakdown are involved in helping them plan their future financial and parenting arrangements. Their role, when assisting clients after separation, is to help their clients find the most appropriate forms of dispute resolution and to minimise conflict experienced…
LLB244 Criminal Law Sentencing Criminal Law Sentencing provides knowledge of the doctrines of criminal law, with a focus on offences against the person and property. Defences and excuses as to liability are also covered, along with certain elements of criminal procedure.…
LLB245 Sports Law LLB245 Sports Law is a 'general elective' unit. It covers the application of a wide range of legal principles to a sporting context. Students will have studied some of the principles at a general level in core units, allowing them to consolidate their knowledge, while other areas of the unit…
LLB246 Principles of Labour Law The unit introduces students to the principles of labour law. Labour law regulates a fundamental relationship in contemporary society - the relationship between those who acquire labour for the purposes of their enterprises (persons who conduct businesses or undertakings - usually employers) and those who provide labour, usually workers. Principles…
LLB301 Real Property Law This unit considers the law of real property, including property rights in Australia and the Torrens system.…
LLB303 Evidence Evidence examines the rules and procedures relating to the reception of evidence in courts and tribunals, concerning facts that are either disputed or yet to be established before the commencement of proceedings.…
LLB304 Commercial Remedies A remedy is the means by which a wrong or a breach of contract or statute may be compensated or redressed. Remedies include damages, restitution and equitable remedies. The law of remedies is closely associated with the areas of private law, in particular contracts and torts.…
LLB306 Civil Procedure Civil Procedure provides an understanding of procedural law and the skills to resolve disputes, when necessary, through the process of litigation.…
LLB340 Banking and Finance Law Banking and Finance Law covers the principal areas of activity of lenders in commercial and consumer transactions. Students will develop an understanding of the Australian financial system, the regulation of lenders and the legal relationships between lenders and their customers.…
LLB342 Immigration and Refugee Law The transnational movement of people across the globe has shaped nations around the world in many ways. All modern democratic countries have systems in place to allow for the movement of people for a variety of purposes. Historical, social and political forces shape the policy dialogue and legal infrastructure concerning…
LLB344 Intellectual Property Law Intellectual property law has become fundamentally important to our modern, connected society. This unit will provide an introduction to those areas of intellectual property law that commercial legal practitioners are likely to encounter in their everyday practice. It will also examine the current policy debates in the field of intellectual…
LLB346 Succession Law This unit includes the following: examination of the law with respect to wills and probate; a study of the formalities required to execute a valid will; the intestacy provisions where someone dies without having made a will; the rights of a testator's family when they have not been named as…
LLB347 Taxation Law In this unit you will attain an overview of the Australian taxation system.…
LLB349 Japanese Law In this unit, you will use Japan as a case study to develop the skills of Asia-literate analysis—the ability to discern how culture, politics, economics, institutional design and other variables impact on the operation of an Asian legal system. In the Asian Century, Asia-literate lawyering is critical to advise effectively…
LLB350 The Law and Ethics of War The Law and Ethics of War develops knowledge of legal and ethical issues relating to international law regulating recourse to violence (the jus ad bellum) and the conduct of hostilities (the jus in bello or international humanitarian law). The unit looks at some of the main ethical arguments for and…
LLB440 Environmental Law Environmental Law is relevant for those interested in gaining an understanding of the ways in which the law seeks to protect the environment whilst enabling industry to operate and contribute to the Australian economy. The unit examines the key features of the environmental legal system and critically analyses environmental laws…
LLB443 Mining and Resources Law The mining and resources sector has long been recognised as one of the primary foundations of the Australian economy and an engine room for economic growth. This unit provides a comprehensive overview of mining and resources law in Australia.…
LLB444 Real Estate Transactions A real estate transaction is one of the most common contracts a lawyer deals with in practice. Real Estate Transactions gives students an understanding of the operation of contract law, real property and equity in the context of a typical land transaction and develops the skills of statutory interpretation, drafting…
LLB446 Private International Law Private international law is the body of law that concerns the legal issues involved in cross-border legal disputes. This unit develops knowledge and skills in relation to private international law by considering matters of jurisdiction, conflict of laws, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. The unit is relevant…
LLB447 International Arbitration This unit develops your knowledge and skills in relation to dealing with legal disputes that have a cross-border dimension. It examines aspects of private international litigation and arbitration insofar as they are relevant to international arbitration. The unit has an important commercial focus that is relevant to practice, particularly in…
LLB460 Competition Moots A If students have completed the foundation units in first year, perform well under pressure and have participated in at least one internal moot as counsel, they may, when expressions of interest are called for, apply for a place on a team for a moot competition for which academic credit is…
LLB461 Competition Moots B If students have completed the foundation units in first year, perform well under pressure and have participated in at least one internal moot as counsel, they may, when expressions of interest are called for, apply for a place on a team for a moot competition for which academic credit is…
LLB462 Learning in Professional Practice This unit provides students with the experience of working in a professional legal environment. Students can either apply for one of the advertised placement opportunities or organise their own placement in a legal work place. Students will perform legal work (similar to that of a graduate solicitor) for a minimum…
LLB463 Legal Clinic (Organised Program) In this unit, students are provided with the opportunity to see law in action through being involved in the delivery of community legal services, support and information. Students work with community legal centres and community support agencies in a variety of areas such as refugee, environmental, family violence and public…
LLB464 Legal Clinic (International) In this unit students are provided with the opportunity to see law in action through participation in an overseas placement or study tour. Students' work in their placements is supplemented with a program that deals with such topics as pre-trip preparation, intercultural capabilities, global perspectives, and career planning. Entry to…
LLH201 Legal Research Legal research is an integral part of legal practice. This unit develops the problem solving, legal research and communication skills developed in the first year units in new contexts.…
LLH206 Administrative Law Administrative law concerns the legal relationship between government and individuals and businesses. This unit considers the way in which decisions of government bodies and public officials may be challenged or reviewed.…
LLH302 Ethics and the Legal Profession Ethics and the Legal Profession examines the legal and ethical responsibilities of a legal practitioner and develops in students the skills required to deal with the pressures that legal practitioners may face in their career.…
LLH305 Corporate Law Corporate law examines the laws and regulations relevant to registered companies. Knowledge of corporate law is required for admission to legal practice.…
LLH401 Legal Research Capstone This is the capstone unit in the Bachelor of Laws (Hons). The unit consolidates and builds on the legal research, reasoning, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills introduced at a foundation level in the first-year units and developed in the second and third year units. The unit equips students…
LLH470 Commercial Contracts in Practice This Advanced Law Elective unit provides an opportunity for students to study the interaction of common law principles of contract, equity and property law and the impact of statute in the context of several common commercial transactions. Students will examine key aspects of contracts such as risk allocation performance, dispositions…
LLH471 Health Law and Practice Advances in medical science have yielded almost imponderable questions concerning the rights of patients, the obligations of health care providers and the extent to which the state should intervene in the relationship. As an advanced law elective, Health Law & Practice examines contemporary issues that arise in the modern health…
LLH472 Public International Law Public international law is a body of rules that governs the relations between nation states and between nation states and individuals. As Australian legal practitioners can increasingly expect to work within a global context, an understanding of this area of law is important for all practitioners. A good understanding of…
LLH473 Independent Research Project Advanced research, writing, analytical and legal reasoning skills are essential to legal professionals for the purposes of the preparation of legal advice, opinions and arguments, proposals for law reform, reference and policy documents, teaching materials, and scholarly publications. This unit provides students with the advanced research and writing skills needed…
LLH474 Insolvency Law This unit examines the legal issues associated with insolvency for both individuals and corporations. Insolvency Law provides students with an opportunity to develop advanced knowledge, building on their knowledge of corporate law, and skills relevant for this specialised area of the law.…
LLH475 Theories of Law Legal theory, also known as jurisprudence, has exerted an enduring influence on the direction and nature of legal thought in the common law world and through all legal systems. In order to effectively participate in the practice of law, law graduates need to understand the underlying, and often unstated, philosophies…
LLH476 Competition Law As an advanced Law elective, Competition Law builds upon students' knowledge of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and critically examines the rules regulating anti-competitive conduct and access to essential services. The unit develops advanced knowledge, critical thinking skills and research skills within the context of commercial transactions such…
LLH477 Innovation and Intellectual Property Law This unit explores current issues and trends in intellectual property and innovation law, so that students can situate the law within broader technological, cultural, social and commercial contexts. It provides advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in intellectual property and cyberlaw, and further develops students' skills in legal…
LPP111 Lawyers' Skills This unit introduces you to a range of lawyering skills that will enable you to apply the knowledge, skills and values that you acquired in your law degree to the practice of law. Specifically, this unit enables you to start or to consolidate your acquisition of skills in legal letter…
LPP112 Work Skills The Law Admissions Consultative Committee considers that an entry-level lawyer should be able to demonstrate competence in ethical understanding and knowledge of solicitors' trust accounting and file and risk management at the level required for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia.…
LPP113 Civil Litigation This unit builds on your undergraduate knowledge of civil litigation, torts and contract law by providing you with an understanding of the practices and procedures involved in resolving client disputes using civil litigation. It will provide you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge of litigation practice, your legal research…
LPP114 Commercial This unit builds on your undergraduate knowledge of corporate law principles and commercial law by providing you with an understanding of the practices and procedures involved in utilising corporations for client purposes and an understanding of practices and procedures involved in the sale of a business. It will provide you…
LPP115 Property This unit builds on your undergraduate knowledge of property law by providing you with an understanding of the practices and procedures involved in property transactions such as transfers, mortgages and leases. It will provide you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge of property, planning and revenue law, your legal…
LPP116 Electives This unit extends your knowledge of the substantive law and the practices and procedures on two areas of practice that you choose from the following list. You must choose two from the list to satisfy professional admission requirements and unit requirements. The unit will provide you with the opportunity to…
LPP117 Interaction This unit complements your study in LPP113 Civil Litigation and LPP115 Property. It provides you with an opportunity to build further your legal and fact research and analysis skills, your communication skills and your ability to manage complex legal work in a professional manner. It provides you further opportunities to…
LPP118 Placement This unit provides a capstone to your practical legal training for admission to the legal profession. It enables you to spend the equivalent of four working weeks in a law office in Australia, in which you can observe legal practitioners delivering legal services. It enables you to observe firsthand legal…
LWN049 International Environmental Law International environmental law is a dynamic area of international law with implications for the management of natural resources both in Australia and at the global level. This unit introduces students to the fundamental principles structuring international environmental law; discusses the principal institutions, cases and treaties in this field; and explores…
LWN050 Competition Law The unit provides an overview of the anti-competitive practices, including cartel conduct, that are proscribed by the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).…
LWN051 Consumer Law The rationale for the unit Consumer Law is to provide an overview of the consumer protection provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).…
LWN065 Construction and Engineering Law Preparation of construction and engineering contracts has now become a distinct area of legal practice, with many firms having established sections that specialise in this area. A sound knowledge of the standard forms used in the industries and the special principles of law applicable to this area is essential for…
LWN075 International Commercial Transactions This unit deals with the legal problems arising from the formation and operation of international commercial transactions. Understanding the law and practice regarding international commercial transactions is a prerequisite for the development of trade with Australian businesses.…
LWN094 Mining and Energy Law Natural resources law and its related subject, environmental law, have become significant areas of professional legal practice over the last decade or so. One of the particular areas of natural resources law for these purposes is mining and energy law. Mining and energy law is the law relating to the…
LWN099 Intellectual Property Law This unit includes a study of the concept of Intellectual Property and the principles and policies of intellectual property law. Topics covered include copyright, designs, patents, innovation patents, trade marks, passing off, and breach of confidence.…
LWN117 Internet Law This unit examines legal and policy issues relating to the Internet. The unit will consider the application of existing legal principles to 'cyberspace' as well as newly developed Internet Law or Cyberlaw principles. Knowledge of Internet Law is of increasing importance in many areas of legal practice and industry and…
LWN119 Employment Law Employment law is a foundation unit that allows students to survey at an advanced level the sources, components and relationships of employment law in Australia. Successful completion of this unit provides students with the necessary background to continue on to undertake further advanced courses in more specialised areas of labour…
LWN122 Commercial Leases With the exponential rise in the numbers of commercial premises such as office blocks, shopping centres and industrial factories in the past decade or so, the study of commercial leases for the legal practitioners has assumed a great importance. Statute law has also impacted siginficantly upon commercial leasing practices. Whilst…
LWN139 Privacy Law Common law courts in Australia have been reluctant to recognise privacy as a personal legal right, although similar rights have been upheld in American courts for more than 100 years. Australian legislation, in particular the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), has previously been levelled at the public sector. Amendments to the…
LWN149 Conception, Birth and the Law Some aspects of human reproduction raise complex legal and ethical considerations. Civil liability to a child can arise where that child is injured in utero or upon delivery. Liability to parents may also arise where a child is conceived as a result of a failed sterilization procedure or where a…
LWN158 Public International Law Public international law is the foundational law that governs the rules operating as between states. It establishes, for instance, the contexts in which force may be used, how new states come into being, what environmental obligations states owe to one another, and the immunities states and their representatives may enjoy…
LWN163 Capacity, Guardianship and Administration Decisions about guardianship and administration are part of the legal and social fabric of our society. The Guardianship and Administration Tribunal is a high-volume tribunal, and its workload is expected to increase exponentially as our population ages. Despite the fact that decisions about guardianship and administration are being made every…
LWN164 Health Care Law and Ethics The relationship between law and ethics in healthcare is critical but at times contested. This unit explores that relationship, aiming to lay the foundations of an advanced understanding of law and ethics as they relate to healthcare.…
LWN188 Advanced Taxation Law In most legal transactions, there is a requirement to consider and obtain taxation law advice. Such transactions range from buying and selling a business to finalising a property settlement in family law. It is important, therefore, that lawyers have an understanding of these significant taxation issues so that they may…
LWN194 Select Issues in Medical Law and Ethics This unit develops an understanding of the major conceptual issues underpinning contemporary debates and proposals for law reform in the following main areas of health law: withholding and withdrawing medical treatment and euthanasia; organ donation; embryonic stem cell research; and genetic engineering. It then aims to develop an understanding of…
LWN195 Elder Law The unit will examine the pressing issues related to living longer, such as estate planning, capacity assessment, issues at the end of life, elder abuse, housing and care options and the financing of such, superannuation, pension entitlements, and 'reverse mortgages'. The impact of areas of law as they relate to…
LWN204 Family Dispute Resolution In Australian family law, litigation is an option of last resort and parties in parenting cases are required to attempt resolution of their disputes before filing applications in courts, unless their case falls within the exceptions, such as where there are issues of family violence or urgency. In financial disputes,…
LWN206 Mediation The legal system is increasingly using dispute resolution processes such as mediation to assist in the resolution of disputes. Mediation is used in a wide range of forums such as in workplace, education, consumer, building and construction disputes and family law settings. Parties can attend mediation prior to filing an…
LWN208 Family Law Professionals in the family law system include lawyers, family dispute resolution practitioners, social workers, psychologists, counsellors and those working in the family violence, child protection and justice areas. Professionals assisting clients who are experiencing relationship breakdown may be involved in helping them to resolve disputes about parenting and financial issues,…
LWN209 Case Management To work effectively as a family dispute resolution practitioner (FDRP), you need to develop a broad range of knowledge, skills and strategies to conduct intake and screening and to facilitate family dispute resolution processes with families in high conflict. You undertake this unit after successful completion of LWN206 Mediation and…
LWN301 Principles of Australian Contract Law Although grounded in principles of English common law, Australian contract law has, like many other areas of Australian law, developed a distinctly Australian slant, particularly in the last 20 years. These emerging principles, as well as the more fundamental contract law concepts, will be explored in this unit. Where appropriate,…
LWN304 Legal Research Methodologies This unit is the foundation unit in which students undertaking a postgraduate course work program in the discipline of law begin to deepen their knowledge of approaches to legal research, including quantitative and qualitative research frameworks and methods, and develop advanced research skills. While completing this unit, you will develop…
LWN305 Australian Applied Law The unit is core for all students completing the Graduate Certificate in Applied Law (LW76) and the Master of Applied Law (LW75). It is also core for international students completing the Master of Laws (LW71) and the Graduate Certificate in Law (LW72). This unit will assist students' transition into these…
LWN325 Financial Services and Consumer Law This unit focuses on the regulatory framework governing the relationship between financial services providers and retail consumers. It covers the main aspects of the consumer laws that are applicable to all types of consumer financial services (deposit-taking, insurance, investments, superannuation and consumer credit), as well as some key product-specific obligations.…
LWN401 General Introduction to Intellectual Property Law The unit serves as an overview of the principal areas of intellectual property in contemporary society and introduces the principles of intellectual property law through a study of the concepts, principles and policies of intellectual property law.…
LWN402 Patents and Biotechnological Inventions The unit introduces the role of patent law in protecting creative activities in diverse fields of industry and notably in biotechnology and information technology. It focuses upon the workings of the patent system in the contemporary context.…
LWN403 Copyright and Related Rights This unit analyses the complexities of copyright law in the digital age. It introduces the concepts of copyright law and the principles and policies of copyright law. It especially focuses on intermediary liability, the remix and reuse culture, digital rights management and technological protection measures, parody, satire rights and open…
LWN404 Trade Marks, Domain Names and Geographical Indications This unit details the legal protection provided to trade marks under legislation and the common law, introducing the principles of law required for obtaining, maintaining, managing and exploiting a registered trademark under the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth).…
LWN405 Industrial Designs Law and Practice and Plant Variety Protection This unit examines the legal protection provided to industrial designs and new plant varieties under both national and international legislation. It focuses on the increasing economical importance of industrial designs and investigates the various national and international principles of law required for obtaining, maintaining, managing and exploiting industrial designs, and…
LWN406 Traditional Knowledge and other Emerging Issues, Interface between Antitrust and IP Rights The unit details the relationship between intellectual property and competition laws and critically analyses topical issues currently presenting challenges in IP law.…
LWN407 Intellectual Property Management and Commercialisation This unit examines the principles of IP management and their application in its commercialisation. In examining the concepts of research and development and the principles and policies of technology transfer, focus will be placed on how to best deal with the IP.…
LWN600 Professional Project in Law The ability to complete complex projects in a legal environment requires professionals who are able to look at scenarios and the challenges they present and analyse the legal implications for the community, industry or the workplace. In this unit you will design a research strategy and conceptual framework and complete…
LWN601-1 Professional Project in Law The ability to complete complex projects in a legal environment requires professionals who are able to look at scenarios and the challenges they present and analyse the legal implications for the community, industry or the workplace. This unit is the first component of a two-component unit that will assist you…
LWN601-2 Professional Project in Law The ability to complete complex projects in a legal environment requires professionals who are able to look at scenarios and the challenges they present and analyse the legal implications for the community, industry or the workplace. This unit is the second component of the two-component capstone unit for the Master…
USB243 Property Legislation A practicing property professional and property valuer needs a good understanding of several areas of property related legislation as it applies to property transactions and property practice to be able to manage and avoid risk, identify property and valuation legal issues as they arise and identify when specialised legal counsel…
UXB233 Planning Law This unit provides the understanding of the basic political, policy, and legislation essential for planning professionals, whether they work in the public or the private sector. This unit provides important professional context and grounding in urban policy development, implementation, development assessment, and evaluation.…