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Ethics and Professional Responsibility (LLB468)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
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.
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
Ms Natalie van der Waarden
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6018
e: n.vanderwaarden@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.028 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Ms Natalie van der Waarden
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6018
e: n.vanderwaarden@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.028 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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