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Unit Code: LAW720

Unit Name: Legal Ethics

Description: This unit is taught with the understanding that responsible practice is the goal of learning and teaching legal ethics in Department of Law. The achievement of this goal requires cultivation of the ability to see ethical dimensions of situations as they are likely to arise in practice. It requires the ability to respond to those situations with lawyering practices that concretely respect the complex values implicit in the moral dimensions of those situations. In order to practice responsibly a student must have a contextual understanding of the legal norms that partially control those activities largely consensual judgment of competent and decent lawyers as to how to proceed in the face of recurring moral problems. The student must begin to achieve the moral dispositions that allow him or her concretely to practice responsibly. The student will learn the requirements of the Legal Practitioners Act 2009. The ?legal ethics? includes teaching about professional ethics and professional values.

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Prerequisite: LAW600

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 28

Offered In: Semester 1