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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Investigates the Australian legal system’s capacity to deal justly with a critical range of moral, historical and political issues that arise from Aboriginal communities. Model litigant standards, including the exercise of proportionate power and a proper regard for justice and fair play, are examined in relation to the Commonwealth’s interactions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Unit content

Topic 1: The Commonwealth and the Law
Topic 2: Justice in Process and Procedure
Topic 3: Case Studies in Aboriginal Justice
Topic 4: Determinations and Aboriginal Justice
Topic 5: A Model Litigant

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 review the principal doctrines and debates regarding just procedural frameworks, model litigant standards and legal equity
2 critically analyse case studies in Australian law and legal history in terms of just procedural frameworks and model litigant standards
3 apply the principles that inform cross-cultural equity and justice under Australian law.

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

  1. review the principal doctrines and debates regarding just procedural frameworks, model litigant standards and legal equity
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. critically analyse case studies in Australian law and legal history in terms of just procedural frameworks and model litigant standards
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. apply the principles that inform cross-cultural equity and justice under Australian law.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7: