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2019 UNIT 3 RIGHTS and JUSTICE

High Court Judge Michael Kirby (retired) once said, ‘don’t forget the justice bit’. In Unit 3 we explore this comment to the nth degree. This thinking featured strongly in the 2018 VCAA examination and is a common thread throughout our course. Welcome to VCE Legal Studies in 2019. Our focus in Unit 3 concerns the principles … Continue reading

Synthesis and the Law – A three step model.

In Unit 3 Outcome 1 and 2, students are required to ‘synthesise and apply legal principles and information to actual and/or hypothetical scenarios.’ At the highest level, this shows students have not only embraced the course, but have fully developed an understanding of how the law works in the parliament and the courts. As a teacher, … Continue reading

The significance of one High Court case interpreting sections 7 and 24 of the Australian Constitution

From : http://www.findlaw.com.au/articles/4529/do-we-have-the-right-to-freedom-of-speech-in-austr.aspx Is there a constitutional defence to actions of defamation? The decision of Theophanous may have seem to have heralded a new personal right to free speech, but it was short lived, with the judgment of Lange v Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1997) 189 CLR 520 categorically providing certainty to the position of the right in Australia. The matter … Continue reading

New 2018 Report from Victoria’s major law reform society the VLRC

http://lawreform.vic.gov.au/projects/litigation-funding-and-group-proceedings/litigation-funding-and-group-proceedings-report The link and image are from the latest VLRC report to be tabled in the Victorian parliament. A concern was raised about lawyers’ fees and group litigation actions by plaintiffs in Victoria. The overview and report will provide interesting reading for students looking to extend their knowledge in Unit 4. I look forward to … Continue reading

New Jury video from Victorian Law Courts

The Australian Legal System

http://legalbriefs.com.au/ep-1-what-is-law/ http://legalbriefs.com.au/ep-2-the-adversarial-system/

Case Study – Australian versus Malaysian Law

Barlow and Chambers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barlow_and_Chambers_execution https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/true-crime-scene/hangings-of-kevin-barlow-and-brian-geoffrey-chambers-in-malaysia-destroyed-families-lives/news-story/cbcd26256052e0d64370bd7ab1f40996   The impact of this action by the Malaysian government on the families of the offenders can never be forgotten. https://www.michaelchambers.com.au/About-Michael

The concept of legal standing

The VCAA has released a practice examination for 2018. One question focuses on the concept of legal standing and the court’s ability to create precedent. This is new to the study design in 2018-2022. Below is  a link and quote to start your legal research on this concept.   http://www.unistudyguides.com/wiki/Standing_and_Justiciability As court decisions create binding … Continue reading

2018 VCE Legal Studies

Welcome to the 2018 course. Due to my commitments with the VCAA this year I am restricted in what I will be posting online. Recent case law is always a great way to understand what direction the law is taking. Penguns (pen guns), for example, have appeared in several cases recently (within the last 3 … Continue reading

2018 Legal Studies – A new Era in Learning

Its an exciting start to the year as we unpack the new 2018 VCAA study design in Legal Studies. There was a lot of work done last year as teachers prepared to tackle the new courses. I wish all candidates good luck in their studies this year. I will be making regular updates and including … Continue reading

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