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Family Law has developed into a well-defined autonomous discipline that has proven to be dynamic in its very nature. Family law, as the name suggests, focuses mainly on the rules relating to and regarding family structure. The unit explains the context and scope of the nature and contract of the law of the family with special reference to:
It cultivates an in-depth knowledge and informed understanding of the nature and content of family law, covering the important terms, rules, concepts, general principles and theories. A strategic and integrative approach is followed and explored through the use of appropriate case studies and applied activities to describe the law of persons and juristic persons. To develop independent research skills, including using technology for legal research. It is imperative that students understand the fundamentals of family law to successfully execute their responsibilities as a legal practitioner.
Within semester assessment: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.