Foundations of Canadian Law (5250LAW)

This course introduces students to the Canadian legal system, the role of law in Canadian society, the main institutions of law and government in Canada, the sources of Canadian law, and to fundamental concepts in law such as the differences between common and civil law, and between public and private law. It also introduces students to case analysis in the common law tradition, as well as statutory interpretation. Students will also develop the fundamental skills needed to research legal issues using a range of legal sources, and will be introduced to a range of academic writing skills relevant to research essays and answering hypothetical legal problems. Students will be introduced to the basic tenets of advocacy, negotiating and client interviewing skills, and the role of lawyers to use these skills as stakeholders in civil society. The course will also look at the relationship of Aboriginal Peoples to the Canadian state.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 3

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 1Gold Coast Trimester 2Gold Coast Trimester 3

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

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Seminar
Seminar (47065) Open Thursday 08:00 - 10:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G30 1.12
Arts & Education
Gold Coast Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
29 October 2018
Last day to add a course
11 November 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
25 November 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
23 December 2018

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Seminar
Seminar (70996) Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 09:00 - 16:50
Week 1
G42 1.04
Griffith Business School
Gold Coast Campus