The term assignment will use the following assessment criteria:
Problem solving: The focus of many parts of the assignment is upon developing applied problem solving skills. This requires students to read and analyse fact scenario matrix and identify legal issues and apply these in conjunction with case law and or provisions of legislation to develop a reasoned outcome to the issue presented by the problem matrix.
Critical thinking: Students are required to critically analyse and evaluate information, facts and law in a problem solving context. The skills being emphasized involve the critical appraisal and reflection of legal issues and the application of case law and legislation against a factual matrix.
Information literacy: The assignment tests understanding and comprehension of critical legal knowledge and legal concepts discussed in the course in topics covered prior to submission of the assignment. Students need to develop understanding and familiarity with legal terms and words introduced in topics covered prior to submission of the assignment. This information understanding and literacy is tested in an applied rather than a descriptive context.
Information technology competence: This assignment tests student’s aptitude and capability to access web-based information and resources. Competence in producing academic written work with use of technology forms part of this assignment exercise.
Ethical practice: In formulating response to questions in the assignment students are exercising judgement and weighing possible courses of action in resolving on particular outcomes to legal problem solving questions. This process indirectly applies ethical practice in action.
Student are expected to go beyond textbooks to answer their assessment questions. Use of online databases such as Austlii is recommended for your research.
Students are expected to go beyond their textbooks to answer this assessment questions.
Students please note that there is no extension to this due date. If you cannot submit your assessment on time you should apply individually with supported documents to the Course Coordinator. All extension applications will be handled by the Course Coordinator only.