MC161 - Juris Doctor

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Plan: MC161 - Juris Doctor
Campus: City Campus

Learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes Statement

Juris Doctor graduates will have the foundational legal knowledge required for a career as a legal practitioner or legal/non-legal roles in a variety of law-related fields. They will be able to approach and resolve complex legal problems, using effective research and thinking skills. They will be able to communicate clearly, in written and verbal form, with a range of audiences. Possessing strong self-management skills, they will be able to work well individually and as members of teams. They will have sound commercial judgment and an awareness of the ethical and justice issues affecting all stakeholders in the Australian legal system.

On the successful completion of this program, you will be equipped to:

Discipline Knowledge

Apply an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in professional practice that includes:

(a) The fundamental areas of legal knowledge, the Australian legal system and underlying principles and concepts, including international and comparative contexts;

(b) The broader contexts within which legal issues arise.

(c) The principles and values of justice and of ethical practice in lawyers’ roles.

(d) Contemporary developments in law, and its professional practice.

(e) Apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate jurisprudential and practical responses to legal issues.

Legal Research

(a) Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions.

(b) Identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues.

Professional Practice

Practice law in a variety of fields, industry sectors and locations demonstrating communication and collaboration skills, advanced and integrated ethical decision making and self-management in a professional context.

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