Curriculum Review Transitional Information
The Law School’s new curriculum has been approved through UNE’s formal processes and it will take effect from 2020. I want to thank students again for participating in the consultation process and for your patience while the formalities were completed. We can now announce the transitional arrangements. Please see the new core curriculum and below that, the transitional arrangements.
Core Units List
F = Foundations unit
P = Priestley
Foundations of Law
Law in Context
Legal Professional Skills
Civil Dispute Resolution
Equity and Trusts
Evidence and Proof
Remedies and Advanced Professional Skills
Technology and the Law
It is important that you read this information carefully and consider the implications for your enrolment choices in 2020. Some choices will not be available after 2020.
Transitional arrangements are guided by the following requirements:
- All completed law units and grants of advanced standing will continue to count towards each student’s degree.
- Accreditation requirements must be met. For example, transitional arrangements must ensure that each student completes the mandatory content of the ‘Priestley 11’ required legal topics.
Below is a quick guide to the transitionals, followed by more detailed information.
If by commencement of T1 2020, you’ve already completed:
You will now need to complete in 2020:
LAW161 Criminal Law
LAW312 Criminal and Civil Procedure
LAW171 Law of Contract I
LAW272 Law of Contract II
LAW231 Torts Law I
LAW232 Torts Law II
LAW281 Property Law I
LAW282 Property Law II
If you have not completed or received advanced standing for these units below:
Then you must complete the following units during your remaining studies:
LAW161 Criminal Law
LAW162 Criminal law
LAW171 Contract I and LAW272 Contract II
LAW172 Contract Law
LAW231 Torts I and LAW232 Torts II
LAW131 Torts Law
LAW281 Property Law I and LAW282 Property Law II
LAW283 Property law
LAW312 Criminal and Civil Procedure
LAW162 Criminal Law and
LAW310 Civil Dispute Resolution
LAW455 Jurisprudence or LAW499 Technology in Law
Changes to unit names and/or unit codes
Please note that the units listed below have had a unit code change, to apply from 2020:
- From LAW251 Corporation Law to LAW351 Corporations Law
- From LAW220 Constitutional Law to LAW399 Constitutional law.
Please note that the units listed below have had a name change, to apply from 2020:
- From LAW100 Introduction to Legal Systems and Methods to LAW100 Foundations of Law
- From LAW480 Advanced Research, Writing and Advocacy to LAW480 Remedies and Advanced Legal Skills.
All previously completed units will count towards your degree. The overall number of required credit points for the LLB component of your degree course, ie, 144 cp, remains unchanged. In some cases, adjustments might need to be made to the number of listed Law units you are required to complete to accommodate the new course rules.
Students who have completed LAW171 should do LAW272 (Law of Contract II) in 2020. LAW272 will not be offered after 2020. Students are advised that LAW171 is not accreditation compliant for contract law on its own. If students who have already done LAW171 miss LAW272 in 2020, they will need to take the new contracts law unit (LAW172).
Students enrolled in LAW171 in Trimester 3 2019 are affected by this arrangement. Students should consider whether to remain enrolled in LAW171 and take LAW272 in 2020 or withdraw and take LAW172 in 2020 (or beyond) instead.
Students who have completed LAW231 should do LAW232 (Law of Torts II) in 2020. LAW232 will not be offered after 2020. Students are advised that LAW231 is not accreditation compliant for torts law on its own. If students who have already done LAW231 miss LAW232 in 2020, they will need to take the new torts law unit (LAW131).
Students who have completed LAW281 should do LAW282 (Law of Property II) in 2020. LAW282 will not be offered after 2020. Students are advised that LAW281 is not accreditation compliant for property law on its own. If students who have already done LAW281 miss LAW282 in 2020, they will need to take the new property law unit (LAW283).
Criminal law and criminal procedure
Students who have completed LAW161 should do LAW312 (Criminal and Civil Procedure) in 2020. LAW312 will not be offered after 2020. Students are advised that LAW161 is not accreditation compliant for criminal law and criminal procedure on its own. If students who have already done LAW161 miss LAW312 in 2020, they will need to take the new criminal law unit (LAW162), which includes the required Priestley criminal procedure content.
Students enrolled in LAW161 in Trimester 3 2019 are affected by this arrangement. Students should consider whether to remain enrolled in LAW161 and take LAW312 in 2020 or withdraw and take LAW162 in 2020 (or beyond) instead.
Students are advised that the prerequisites for LAW312 include contract law (LAW171) and torts (LAW231 or LAW131). If students will not have completed contract law and torts prior to trimester 2 2020, they should give serious consideration to withdrawing from LAW161 in trimester 3 2019.
Civil Procedure / Civil Dispute Resolution
All students must complete either LAW312 Criminal and Civil Procedure or LAW310, Civil Dispute Resolution, during the course of their degrees. We recommend that students only take LAW312 in 2020 if students have already done (ie, 2019 or earlier) LAW161 Criminal Law.
LAW102 Legal Professional Skills
LAW102 is only a mandatory core unit for students commencing in 2020 and beyond. Subject to degree rules about the permissible number of level-100 units, existing students are able to enrol, taking the unit as a listed LAW elective.
LAW499 Technology and the Law
LAW499 is only a mandatory core unit for students commencing in 2020 and beyond. Existing students are able to enrol, taking the unit as a listed elective.
LAW455 Jurisprudence is removed as a core unit for students commencing in 2020 and beyond. If students have not yet completed LAW455 and did not wish to do so, they can enrol instead in LAW499, Technology and the Law.
Corporations Law & Constitutional Law
LAW251, Corporations Law now has a new unit code, LAW351. If students have completed LAW251 they will not be required to do LAW351.
LAW220, Constitutional Law now has a new unit code, LAW399. If students have completed LAW220 they will not be required to do LAW399.
LAW100 and LAW480
LAW100, currently entitled Introduction to Legal Systems and Methods, is renamed, Foundations of Law. Students who have completed LAW100 will not be required to redo the unit.
LAW480, currently entitled Advanced Research Writing and Advocacy, is renamed, Remedies and Advanced Professional Skills. Students who have completed LAW480 will not be required to redo the unit.
Further information about particular offerings will be available soon on the UNE Course and Unit Catalogue.
A list of all units offered for each Trimester in 2020 is available here.
Questions about your particular circumstances should be submitted exclusively via AskUNE. It’s important that we have records of the transitional advice that we give to students and AskUNE allows us to have that record.