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Ethics and Professional Responsibility (LLB468)
|Organisational Unit||Law and Criminology|
|Availability||MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||The unit introduces students to key ethical approaches, ethical reasoning and decision making. It focuses on the application of legal ethics and professional responsibility, and the role of Lawyers in their interaction with clients, the courts and wider community. It also examines the regulatory framework and ethical challenges facing the legal profession.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of fundamental ethical frameworks and tools for ethical reasoning and decision making; and in particular those governing the legal profession and the practise of law.
2. Apply your understanding of the relevant regulatory frameworks including those relating to Western Australia, and especially the Professional Conduct Rules (WA).
3. Enable you to develop skills in identifying, understanding and analysing practical ethical issues, especially those that relate to legal practice.
4. Develop and apply research and analytical skills, and sustained written argument to a specific issue or topic.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Lectures: 3 hour per week. Workshops 5 x 2 hours fortnightly|
|Unit Learning Experiences||Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content. Workshops will provide students with an opportunity to engage collectively with topics in the unit and to test their understanding.|
|Assessment||An essay and exam|
|Prerequisites||LLB260 Contract, LLB253 Prop A, LLB254 Prop B, LLB251 Equity, and LLB353 Trusts.|
|Exclusions||Students who have successfully completed LAW368/LAW468 Ethics and Professional Responsibility may not enrol in this unit for credit.|
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|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|