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Unit of Study LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System (2025)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of the Australian legal system, including federalism, parliamentary sovereignty, separation of powers, rule of law, statutory interpretation, the doctrine of precedent and procedural fairness

recognise the historical, social and political context of the foundations of the Australian legal system and evaluate whether the system achieves equality before the law for disadvantaged groups

identify how the law is made and the institutions and processes that influence change

identify how law enforcement operates in practice and the role of legal and paralegal professional roles.

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