Australia inherited the common law tradition from the UK.
Legal Education in Australia
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 usually covered by Australian legal education include:
Legal Institutions and Method
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.
- 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 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 is the body of law and principles that govern obligations. The following overview is designed to give readers and understanding of the fundamental mechanisms and concepts of Contract Law and further develop legal problem solving.