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LAW115 was a relatively relaxed unit as it is not graded. Either you get a satisfactory or unsatisfactory. This unit required mostly minimal effort in terms of readings which were not discussed during tutorials. The assignments could be time-consuming however such as the hypothetical task and the case note. I encourage incoming students to consolidate and grasp as best possible all the law skills you learn from writing a case note, foundational concepts and getting your head around the AGLC3 Method. The fact that you could resubmit I think is quite an effective learning method as unlike other subjects, it genuinely means you can make improvements from mistakes which is extremely important for a foundational unit like LAW115.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

Very simple

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

Interesting unit that is a non stressful introduction to basic areas in law and essential research skills. Bit confusing with readings as the readings matched up with lectures but tutorials based on completely different content. Otherwise very good. Literally don't need to go to one lecture or tutorial (although very worthwhile to go). Just pass the assignments and you're fine. Overall good lecturers and interesting, engaging tutorials.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

This semester onwards apparently you are only allowed to resubmit your assessments twice instead of the usual 3 times. This was a bit discouraging, but as long as you take all feedback into account and ask your tutor about any doubts you have you should be fine! It's a good subject to get the basics of law down before you move onto serious subjects like Contracts and Torts.

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2015

This subject is graded on a pass/fail basis and for some tasks there are a certain number of resubmissions you can make if you fail on your first attempt, I would like to note that the pass for each task is 100%. Don't be discouraged if you don't get it right on your first attempt, trust me, my tutor wasn't expecting any of us to get it right the first time round. There's a week on Statutory Interpretation that involves a heavy load in reading, make sure to do it as you'll be dealing with statutory interpretation for the rest of your degree and even after that. There are about 10 assessments for this subject, I found it quite easy-going but for some people it wasn't. Make sure to listen to your tutor and what exactly they want from you in your assessments as what you'll be submitting will be marked by them. I would start the Hypothetical Problem as soon as you get it, it is the most time consuming task in the unit and you are only allowed one more resubmission if you do not fulfil the marking criteria adequately. Overall this subject is more about obtaining the legal skills needed throughout your degree, how to write to a legal and non-legal audience, how to reference properly and research using specific databases, etc. Take into account the feedback you receive from each task especially when you're resubmitting. I enjoyed this subject a lot and my tutor Catherine was very concise and straightforward with anything that I needed help on. It's a great way to begin law.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2015
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