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 knowledge of the key principles and institutions that underpin the operation of Australia's legal system, including the separation of powers (incorporating the differing roles of Parliament, the Executive and the Judiciary); and the rule of law. We examine the basis on which these principles and institutions were adopted in Australia, and the implications for recognition of the rights and legal systems of First Nations People. 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

Arrangements apply

New students (Non-grandfathered students)
Band 4

Grandfathered students
Band 3A

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
18 July 2022
Last date to add a course
31 July 2022
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
15 August 2022
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
18 September 2022
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 (43102) Open Thursday 13:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
Online
Workshop (43101) Open Wednesday 08:00 - 09:50
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
N53 -1.22/23
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus

Convenor

Course profile is currently unavailable

Key dates

Course start date
18 July 2022
Last date to add a course
31 July 2022
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
15 August 2022
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
18 September 2022
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 (43100) Open Monday 12:00 - 13:50
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
G39 1.14&1.16
Science and Engineering
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (43099) Open Thursday 13:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
Online

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
14 March 2022
Last date to add a course
27 March 2022
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
10 April 2022
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
15 May 2022
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 (13328) Thursday 14:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
Online
Workshop (13327) Open Friday 08:00 - 09:50
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
N76 1.05
Campus Heart Building
Nathan Campus
Workshop (13326) Friday 11:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
N76 1.05
Campus Heart Building
Nathan Campus
Workshop (13325) Open Monday 08:00 - 09:50
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
N53 -1.21/22
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus
Workshop (13324) Friday 13:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
N76 1.05
Campus Heart Building
Nathan Campus
Workshop (13323) Tuesday 08:00 - 09:50
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
N78 -1.12
Sir Samuel Griffith Building
Nathan Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
14 March 2022
Last date to add a course
27 March 2022
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
10 April 2022
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
15 May 2022
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 (13322) Thursday 14:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
Online
Workshop (13321) Open Wednesday 16:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
G06 3.18
Academic 2
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (13320) Wednesday 14:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
G06 3.18
Academic 2
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (13319) Open Thursday 08:00 - 09:50
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
G01 2.12/14B
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Workshop (13318) Wednesday 11:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12
G30 2.11
Arts & Education
Gold Coast Campus