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Social and Welfare Law (LLB323)

School School of Law
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description An introduction to substantive areas of law which affect the majority of average, low-income citizens. Specific areas which may be explored: social security law, landlord/tenant law, public housing law, criminal injuries compensation, and domestic violence. This unit will also focus on the manner in which problems and disputes in each of the areas are addressed and resolved by legal and government institutions. This unit will be valuable for those students intending to work in community law centres.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
Demonstrate an ability to analyse the legal and non-legal issues that commonly appear in the following fields of law:
* Tenancy
* Employment
* Social Security
* Discrimination
* Violence Restraining Orders
* Consumer Credit
In addition, demonstrate specific knowledge of the issues with:
* Access to justice for disadvantaged groups
* Working as an advocate in the social justice field
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content
Assessment An essay and exam, or some other combination of assessments
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part 1 Units in the LLB
Exclusions Students who have completed LAW323/LEG323/LEG393/LEG223 Social and Welfare Law may not enrol in this unit for credit
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2014]
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus) [New in 2014]
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (BCommun)+(LLB)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (BCrim)+(LLB) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + International Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BIB)
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Social and Welfare Law (LEG323) - as for LLB323 except as follows
School School of Law
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to: 1. Critically analyse the legal and non-legal issues that commonly appear in various fields of law such as Tenancy, Employment , Social Security , DiscriminationViolence Restraining Orders and Consumer Credit. 2. Critique specific issues associated with access to justice for disadvantaged groups and working as an advocate in the social justice field.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content
Assessment An essay and exam, or some other combination of assessments.
Prerequisites Successful completion of LEG100 Law, Justice and Social Policy or LEG150 Australian Legal System (prior to 2012) or BUS165 Principles of Commercial Law or BSL165 Foundations of Business Law or permission of the Unit Coordinator and Academic Chair.
Exclusions Students who have completed LAW323/LEG223/LLB323 Social and Welfare Law may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Crime Science (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Criminal Behaviour (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Criminology + Communication [Combined] (BCrim)+(BCommun)
Criminology + Forensic Biology and Toxicology [Combined] (BCrim)+(BSc)
Criminology + Global Security [Combined] (BCrim)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Criminology + Psychology [Combined] (BCrim)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Criminology [Combined] (BCrim)+(LLB) [New in 2018]
Legal Studies (BCrim) [New in 2018]
White Collar and Corporate Crime (BCrim)
Appears in these Minors Law and Justice
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
LLB323
Associate Professor Anna Copeland
Director SCALES

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2980
e: a.copeland@murdoch.edu.au
o: 465.2.103 - Law, Murdoch Campus
LEG323
Ms Anna Notley
P/T Teaching Casual

e: A.Notley@murdoch.edu.au
Unit Contacts
LLB323

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Associate Professor Anna Copeland
Director SCALES

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2980
e: a.copeland@murdoch.edu.au
o: 465.2.103 - Law, Murdoch Campus
LEG323

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Ms Anna Notley
P/T Teaching Casual

e: A.Notley@murdoch.edu.au
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