University of Technology Sydney

70103 Ethics Law and Justice

Requisite(s): ( 70102c Foundations of Law OR (70120 Legal Method and Research AND 70115 Perspectives on Law))
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This subject engages students with an awareness and understanding of the role of ethics and justice in the legal system and in the legal profession. Students are introduced to theories of values, morals and ethics within the context of professionalism. The ethical responsibilities of legal practitioners, established through the common law, legislation and conduct rules, are addressed. An understanding of the role of lawyers in society and in the promotion of access to justice enables students to reflect on their own ethical approach to being a law student and a member of the legal profession.

The integration of practical and theoretical approaches to legal ethics provides a framework in which students can better integrate ethical priorities within their own moral framework. These approaches also include self-management strategies and skills to assist students to be resilient and reflective lifelong learners.

Students are also introduced to effective legal writing in this Introductory level subject, which complements the subject Foundations of Law. Communication is an essential skill for law students and legal professionals. Your legal writing skills are developed throughout your degree.

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