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Law in the Community (Street Law) (LLB393)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit places students within schools and community groups to deliver legal information and education. It allows student to respond to particular community needs by researching the law and designing innovative and fun ways to deliver that knowledge to the broader community. This unit will develop your legal knowledge, your communication and presentation skills and provide you with an insight into how the law operates and affects the community it is supposed to serve.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit, you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of the law and what it means for the people bound by it;
2. Apply legal skills and knowledge to educate the community;
3. Communicate legal information and education effectively through the design and delivery of presentations and training
4. Reflects on issues of access to justice and particularly the role of legal education and information
Timetabled Learning Activities 3 x 7 hour workshops throughout the semester
Unit Learning Experiences This unit will combine workshop style classes with community legal education tasks which will work together to develop your legal knowledge and presentation skills. You will be asked to design a presentation for a particular client group on a legal issue identified as important to them. The presentation will respond to their client groups needs as well as engage and educate them. In doing so you will experience firsthand the ways in which the law operates on and affects the client group, giving you new insight into the access to justice and law in context.
Other Learning Experiences Liaison and consultation with the client group
Delivery of the series of presentations
Assessment Assessment will comprise preparation of a lesson plan, a workshop presentation and a reflective writing task
Prerequisites Completion of all part 1 units in the LLB
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
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.


Unit Coordinator
Associate Professor Anna Copeland
Director SCALES

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2980
e: a.copeland@murdoch.edu.au
o: 465.2.103 - Building 465, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Associate Professor Anna Copeland
Director SCALES

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2980
e: a.copeland@murdoch.edu.au
o: 465.2.103 - Building 465, Murdoch Campus
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