Foundations of Law (1031LAW)

Foundations of Law introduces key legal concepts and ways of understanding the law that are fundamental to the entire law program. Throughout the trimester, you will develop your awareness of the key principles and institutions that underpin the operation of Australia's legal systems, including the separation of powers (incorporating the differing roles of Parliament, the Executive and the Judiciary); and the rule of law. We introduce legal ethics and examine the roles played by lawyers in Australian society. We provide you with frameworks for effectively accessing state and national laws and conducting other forms of legal research. Building on that knowledge, we develop and apply key legal skills, including reading, analysing and summarising the essential features of cases and legislation, and interpreting statutes, collectively helping you to respond effectively to legal problems. Incompatible: 1011LAW Law and the Modern State. THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO LAW STUDENTS. Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws program

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 3Nathan Trimester 1Nathan Trimester 2Nathan Trimester 3Online Trimester 3

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Course profile is currently unavailable

Key dates

Course start date
2 November 2020
Last date to add a course
15 November 2020
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
29 November 2020
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
10 January 2021
Pre:1119; 1121; 1126; 1128; 1135; 1136; 1137; 1139; 1141; 1234; 1276; 1277; 1297

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Workshop
Workshop (71546) Open Tuesday 10:00 - 11:45
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
Online
Workshop (70576) Open Wednesday 09:00 - 10:45
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G16 1.07
Clinical Sciences 2
Gold Coast Campus

Convenor

Course profile is currently unavailable

Key dates

Course start date
2 November 2020
Last date to add a course
15 November 2020
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
29 November 2020
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
10 January 2021
Pre:1119; 1121; 1126; 1128; 1135; 1136; 1137; 1139; 1141; 1234; 1276; 1277; 1297

Please view full class information for Griffith Law School

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Workshop
Workshop (71657) Open Tuesday 10:00 - 11:45
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
Online
Workshop (70577) Open Friday 09:00 - 10:45
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N48 0.14
Health Science
Nathan Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
13 July 2020
Last date to add a course
26 July 2020
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
9 August 2020
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
13 September 2020
Pre:1119; 1121; 1126; 1128; 1135; 1136; 1137; 1139; 1141; 1234; 1276; 1277; 1297

Please view full class information for Griffith Law School

Most timetabled classes will commence online. Venues will be displayed if classes transition to on-campus delivery. Refer to the Studying in Trimester 2 2020 website for further information.


Class Availability When Where Notes
You must enrol in this Lecture
Lecture (40977) Open Tuesday 17:00 - 17:45
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Workshop
Workshop (47987) Open Friday 15:00 - 16:45
Weeks 5 - 12
Online
Workshop (45057) Open Wednesday 15:00 - 16:45
Weeks 1 - 4
Wednesday 15:00 - 16:45
Weeks 5 - 12
N76 1.05
Campus Heart Building
Nathan Campus
Workshop (45056) Wednesday 08:00 - 09:45
Weeks 1 - 4
Wednesday 08:00 - 09:45
Weeks 5 - 12
N78 -1.11
Sir Samuel Griffith Building
Nathan Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
13 July 2020
Last date to add a course
26 July 2020
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
9 August 2020
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
13 September 2020
Pre:1119; 1121; 1126; 1128; 1135; 1136; 1137; 1139; 1141; 1234; 1276; 1277; 1297

Please view full class information for Griffith Law School

Most timetabled classes will commence online. Venues will be displayed if classes transition to on-campus delivery. Refer to the Studying in Trimester 2 2020 website for further information.


Class Availability When Where Notes
You must enrol in this Lecture
Lecture (40976) Open Monday 12:00 - 12:45
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Workshop
Workshop (47986) Open Friday 15:00 - 16:45
Weeks 5 - 12
Online
Workshop (47796) Open Monday 15:00 - 16:45
Weeks 1 - 4
Monday 15:00 - 16:45
Weeks 5 - 12
G42 3.05
Griffith Business School
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (45054) Monday 10:00 - 11:45
Weeks 1 - 4
Monday 10:00 - 11:45
Weeks 5 - 12
G39 1.14
Science and Engineering
Gold Coast Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
24 February 2020
Last date to add a course
8 March 2020
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
22 March 2020
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
26 April 2020
Pre:1119; 1121; 1126; 1128; 1135; 1136; 1137; 1139; 1141; 1234; 1276; 1277; 1297

Please view full class information for Griffith Law School

The published class timetable below may no longer accurately reflect course delivery, with most classes transitioning to remote/online learning, wherever possible.  Please refer to your student email and Learning@Griffith course site for the most up to date arrangements.


Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (15727) Open Wednesday 08:00 - 08:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G17 THEATRE 4
Lecture Theatres 3/4 Complex
Gold Coast Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Workshop
Workshop (15735) Open Wednesday 15:00 - 16:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G01 2.14B
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (15734) Open Friday 15:00 - 16:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G42 2.15
Griffith Business School
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (15733) Friday 12:00 - 13:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G16 1.12
Clinical Sciences 2
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (15731) Open Thursday 12:00 - 13:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G16 1.16
Clinical Sciences 2
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (15729) Open Thursday 14:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G16 1.11
Clinical Sciences 2
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (15728) Full Wednesday 09:00 - 10:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G16 1.13
Clinical Sciences 2
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (11129) Open Wednesday 11:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G16 1.13
Clinical Sciences 2
Gold Coast Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
24 February 2020
Last date to add a course
8 March 2020
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
22 March 2020
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
26 April 2020
Pre:1119; 1121; 1126; 1128; 1135; 1136; 1137; 1139; 1141; 1234; 1276; 1277; 1297

Please view full class information for Griffith Law School

The published class timetable below may no longer accurately reflect course delivery, with most classes transitioning to remote/online learning, wherever possible.  Please refer to your student email and Learning@Griffith course site for the most up to date arrangements.


Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (15736) Open Tuesday 08:00 - 08:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
N18 THEATRE 1
Central Theatres Complex
Nathan Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Workshop
Workshop (15744) Friday 13:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
N76 1.05
Campus Heart Building
Nathan Campus
Workshop (15742) Thursday 16:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
N53 0.61
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus
Workshop (15741) Thursday 11:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
N53 -1.20
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus
Workshop (15740) Friday 11:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
N76 1.05
Campus Heart Building
Nathan Campus
Workshop (15739) Open Wednesday 14:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
N53 0.62
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus
Workshop (15738) Wednesday 10:00 - 11:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
N53 0.62
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus
Workshop (15737) Wednesday 16:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
N53 0.62
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus