Australian Law

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Australia inherited the common law tradition from the UK.

Legal Education in Australia[edit | edit source]

To be admitted to the legal profession in Australia applicants are usually required to hold a 4 year Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or equivalent (such as Postgraduate degrees in law, including JD), and meet the practical requirements required by the governing legal professional body.

The practical requirements for admission vary by state:

Topics[edit | edit source]

Topics usually covered by Australian legal education include:

Pages currently in Category:Australian Law

  1. Aboriginal will-making
  2. Australian Law/Bill of Rights
  3. Comparative law and justice/Australia
  4. Australian Law/Freedom of Information
  5. Australian Law/Freedom of Information/Commonwealth
  6. Australian Law/Freedom of Information/Commonwealth/Process
  7. Motivation and emotion/Book/2015/Illegal downloading motivation in Australia
  8. Australian Law/Surveillance Devices Acts
  9. Australian Law/Tax avoidance

Legal Institutions and Method[edit | edit source]

The purpose of this topic is to give readers an overview of the legal system of Australia. This overview will provide the necessary framework for readers to understand how substantive law operates.

Topics covered:

  • History of the Common Law system
  • Reception of English Law to Australia
  • Australian Federation
  • Sources of Law
  • Stautory Interpretation
  • Jurisdiction & Doctrine of Precedent
  • Legal Problem Solving (IRAC)

Tort Law[edit | edit source]

Tort law is the body of law that governs injuries. The purpose of the following overview is to give readers an understanding of the fundamental areas and concepts of Tort Law and introduce readers to legal problem solving.

Contract Law[edit | edit source]

Contract law is the body of law and principles that govern obligations. The following overview is designed to give readers an understanding of the fundamental mechanisms and concepts of Contract Law and further develop legal problem solving.

Resources[edit | edit source]