Foundations of Law (1031LAW)

Foundations of Law introduces key concepts and ways of understanding that are fundamental to the entire law program. Throughout the trimester, you will develop your awareness of the key principles and institutions that underpin the operation of Australia's legal systems, including the separation of powers, the rule of law and legal ethics. We examine the roles played by lawyers in Australian society and provide you with frameworks for effectively accessing state and national laws and conducting other forms of legal research. Building on that knowledge, we examine how lawyers engage with the law through interpreting statutes and analysing cases. You will be introduced to various forms of academic writing including summarising key features of pieces of legislation, analysing judgements and addressing legal problems. Incompatible: 1011LAW Law and the Modern State. THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO LAW STUDENTS. Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws program

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 3

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 1Gold Coast Trimester 2Nathan Semester 1Nathan Trimester 2

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
8 July 2019
Last day to add a course
21 July 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
4 August 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
8 September 2019
Pre:1119; 1121; 1126; 1128; 1135; 1136; 1137; 1139; 1141; 1234; 1276; 1277; 1297; 1298; 1299; 1300; 1365; 1366; 1402; 1454; 1455; 1464; 1465; 1466; 1468; 1469; 1470; 1471; 1472; 1473; 1474; 1475; 1483; 1484; 1485; 1486; 1487; 1488; 1530; 1564; 1565

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (41070) Open Tuesday 17:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
N18 THEATRE 1
Central Theatres Complex
Nathan Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Workshop
Workshop (45389) Wednesday 15:00 - 16:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
N53 0.62
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus
Workshop (45388) Wednesday 08:00 - 09:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
N53 -1.23
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
8 July 2019
Last day to add a course
21 July 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
4 August 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
8 September 2019
Pre:1119; 1121; 1126; 1128; 1135; 1136; 1137; 1139; 1141; 1234; 1276; 1277; 1297; 1298; 1299; 1300; 1365; 1366; 1402; 1454; 1455; 1464; 1465; 1466; 1468; 1469; 1470; 1471; 1472; 1473; 1474; 1475; 1483; 1484; 1485; 1486; 1487; 1488; 1530; 1564; 1565

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (41069) Open Monday 12:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G03 THEATR 1
Lecture Theatres 1/2 Complex
Gold Coast Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Workshop
Workshop (45382) Open Monday 15:00 - 16:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G11 3.59
Learning Commons
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (45381) Monday 10:00 - 11:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G39 1.14
Science and Engineering
Gold Coast Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019
Pre:1119; 1121; 1126; 1128; 1135; 1136; 1137; 1139; 1141; 1234; 1276; 1277; 1297; 1298; 1299; 1300; 1365; 1366; 1402; 1454; 1455; 1464; 1465; 1466; 1468; 1469; 1470; 1471; 1472; 1473; 1474; 1475; 1483; 1484; 1485; 1486; 1487; 1488; 1530; 1564; 1565

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for Griffith Law School

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (17445) Tuesday 08:00 - 08:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N18 THEATRE 1
Central Theatres Complex
Nathan Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Workshop
Workshop (15704) Friday 13:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N76 1.05
Campus Heart Building
Nathan Campus
Workshop (15703) Thursday 08:00 - 09:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N78 -1.11
Sir Samuel Griffith Building
Nathan Campus
Workshop (15702) Open Thursday 16:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N53 0.61
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus
Workshop (15701) Thursday 11:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N53 -1.20
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus
Workshop (15700) Friday 11:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N76 1.05
Campus Heart Building
Nathan Campus
Workshop (15699) Wednesday 14:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N53 0.62
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus
Workshop (15698) Open Wednesday 10:00 - 11:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N53 0.62
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus
Workshop (15697) Wednesday 16:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N53 0.62
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus
Workshop (15696) Closed Thursday 14:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N53 0.61
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus
Workshop (11185) Tuesday 16:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N53 0.56
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019
Pre:1119; 1121; 1126; 1128; 1135; 1136; 1137; 1139; 1141; 1234; 1276; 1277; 1297; 1298; 1299; 1300; 1365; 1366; 1402; 1454; 1455; 1464; 1465; 1466; 1468; 1469; 1470; 1471; 1472; 1473; 1474; 1475; 1483; 1484; 1485; 1486; 1487; 1488; 1530; 1564; 1565

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for Griffith Law School

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (17444) Wednesday 08:00 - 08:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G17 THEATRE 4
Lecture Theatres 3/4 Complex
Gold Coast Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Workshop
Workshop (15695) Wednesday 15:00 - 16:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G01 2.14B
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (15694) Friday 15:00 - 16:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G42 2.15
Griffith Business School
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (15693) Friday 12:00 - 13:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G16 1.12
Clinical Sciences 2
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (15692) Friday 08:00 - 09:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G17 2.10
Lecture Theatres 3/4 Complex
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (15691) Thursday 12:00 - 13:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G30 1.12
Arts & Education
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (15690) Thursday 08:00 - 09:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G16 1.16
Clinical Sciences 2
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (15689) Thursday 14:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G16 1.11
Clinical Sciences 2
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (15688) Wednesday 09:00 - 10:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G16 1.13
Clinical Sciences 2
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (11184) Wednesday 11:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G16 1.13
Clinical Sciences 2
Gold Coast Campus