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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Unit aim

Focusing on entertainment law, this unit is designed for lawyers and non-lawyers who work in the entertainment environment. The unit has an emphasis on music and film and the legal consequences for those who regularly give advice in the entertainment industry. Entertainment law has, in addition to common law and equitable principles, important statutory influences which form an integral part of the syllabus.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction to entertainment law

Topic 2 Music and the law

Topic 3 Film and television and the law

Topic 4 Merchandising and ancillary rights

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Capacity to apply legal reasoning, critical analysis and research to generate appropriate and creative responses to legal problems.
2 Understanding of a broad and coherent body of knowledge that includes the fundamental areas of law, the Australian legal system, and underlying principles and concepts, and the broader contexts within which legal issues arise.
3 Understanding of the international and comparative contexts in which legal issues arise.
4 Ability to learn and work independently.
5 Capacity to reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and seek and make use of feedback as appropriate, to determine personal and professional development needs and achievements.
6 Capacity to access, manage, and evaluate sources of information relevant to legal research and practice.
7 Understanding of a broad and coherent body of knowledge that includes the fundamental areas of law, the Australian legal system, and underlying principles and concepts, and the broader contexts within which legal issues arise.

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

  1. Capacity to apply legal reasoning, critical analysis and research to generate appropriate and creative responses to legal problems.
    • GA2:
  2. Understanding of a broad and coherent body of knowledge that includes the fundamental areas of law, the Australian legal system, and underlying principles and concepts, and the broader contexts within which legal issues arise.
    • GA4:
  3. Understanding of the international and comparative contexts in which legal issues arise.
    • GA4:
  4. Ability to learn and work independently.
    • GA5:
  5. Capacity to reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and seek and make use of feedback as appropriate, to determine personal and professional development needs and achievements.
    • GA5:
  6. Capacity to access, manage, and evaluate sources of information relevant to legal research and practice.
    • GA5:
  7. Understanding of a broad and coherent body of knowledge that includes the fundamental areas of law, the Australian legal system, and underlying principles and concepts, and the broader contexts within which legal issues arise.
    • Not applicable