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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Anti-requisites

Students are required to attend a compulsory 5 day on-campus workshop, please check the class timetable for details.

Unit aim

Explores the theory and practice of community activism and social change with an emphasis on the intersection of law with these areas of social engagement and provides students with a broad based introduction to the skills and techniques necessary to bring about useful social change in a highly corporatised and technocratic society.

Unit content

Topic 1 Activism, advocacy and practice of democracy
Topic 2 Building successful social movements
Topic 3 Strategies: The art of advocacy
Topic 4 Mapping and planning successful campaigns
Topic 5 Media, publicity and research
Topic 6 Public sector advocacy: How to change the law and influence government policy
Topic 7 Corporate advocacy and activism
Topic 8 Direct action, protest and your rights
Topic 9 Digital activism
Topic 10 Public interest litigation
Topic 11 Social change and conflict resolution
Topic 12 Empowerment and personal sustainability

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 identify the materials necessary to prepare a contract for the sale of land under the Torrens system, or for the sale of a business, and to comply with relevant legislative requirements
2 identify and apply an understanding of the statutory and case law governing the selling, purchasing, leasing and mortgaging of interests in land and businesses
3 draft the special conditions necessary to prepare a contract for the sale of land or of a business so as to suit the varying circumstances of these transactions
4 advise clients on the conveyancing, leasing and mortgaging of land and the sale of businesses, including possible conflicts of interest and the revenue implications of these transactions.

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

  1. identify the materials necessary to prepare a contract for the sale of land under the Torrens system, or for the sale of a business, and to comply with relevant legislative requirements
  2. identify and apply an understanding of the statutory and case law governing the selling, purchasing, leasing and mortgaging of interests in land and businesses
  3. draft the special conditions necessary to prepare a contract for the sale of land or of a business so as to suit the varying circumstances of these transactions
  4. advise clients on the conveyancing, leasing and mortgaging of land and the sale of businesses, including possible conflicts of interest and the revenue implications of these transactions.

Prescribed texts

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