2017 Summer School Subject List
Legal Profession (LAWS5009) - Applications Closed
|Faculty: Law (Sydney Law School) |
Department: Law (Sydney Law School)
Credit Points: 6
|Start Date: 09 Jan 2017 |
End Date: 19 Jan 2017
Status: Applications Closed
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016
Census date: 18 Jan 2017
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No
The Legal Profession critically examines notions of legal professionalism and the regulation of legal services markets, legal practice and practitioners. Part 1 of The Legal Profession examines the nature of legal professionalism, the structure of the legal profession and the contours that shape legal services markets. Part 2 explores the regulation of the profession including historical challenges and diverse theoretical views and models of regulation are examined. The current regulatory regime in New South Wales is analysed in detail focusing on recent changes and the impact of a National Legal Profession. Part 3 explores specific forms of legal practice, highlights the major cultural and economic forces that challenge the parameters of legal professionalism and regulation of the profession. Alternative ways of organising legal practice and the legal services market are canvassed focusing in particular, on the impacts of modern technology and globalisation. Part 4 evaluates the lawyer-client relationship and suggests strategies to facilitate equality and effective communication in the delivery of legal services. Furthermore, it examines lawyers’ duties to clients, the Court and third parties, and the ways in which the rules and principles of confidentiality and conflicts of interest shape the advice and representation lawyers provide to clients. This unit of study demands active participation by students and ongoing critical reflection of the issues raised throughout the semester.
1 x research assignment and final take-home exam
Start Date: 09 Jan 2017 End Date: 19 Jan 2017
Tutorials: Tutorial questions to be answered during the above Lecture times.
Mid-Session Exam: Released - 11am on Tue 10 Jan 2017; Due on Tue 24 Jan 2017
Final Exam: Released - 11am on Mon 30 Jan 2017; Due on Fri 03 Feb 2017
New Law School Lecture Theatre 106
Textbook: GE Dal Pont, Lawyers Professional Responsibility (Thomson Reuters, 6th ed, 2017).