James Cook University School of Law
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|Head of School||Stephen Graw|
|Location||Townsville and Cairns, Queensland, Australia|
|Affiliations||James Cook University|
|Student and staff numbers are approximate.|
The School of Law is a constituent body of James Cook University, and is the only regional law school in Queensland.
The JCU Law School offers a comprehensive course that provides entry to the legal profession. The first-year experience has four compulsory non-substantive courses and two substantive courses designed for a staggered introduction to the LLB.
First Year Experience courses
|Legal Concepts||Introduces students to a different substantive concept each week||Criminal law, tort, contracts, fiduciaries, corporations, intellectual property, liability|
|Legal Institutions and Processes||Provides an overview of the Australian legal and political process.||Native title, sovereignty, arms of government, treaties and international law|
|Legal Research, Writing and Analysis||Practical course providing legal skills for the degree and beyond||Statutory interpretation, library and electronic research, precedent, referencing, plagiarism|
|Law, Society and Change||Explains theoretical principles of law and civil society||Legal positivism, natural law, utilitarianism, social contract theory, foundations of liberalism, feminism, Marxism, post-colonialism|
|Contract Law 1||Introduces students to contract law and how contracts are formed||Offer and acceptance, Mutuality, legality, implied and express terms, Promissory estoppel|
|Contract Law 2||Provides an overview of how contracts are completed and dissolved||Rescission, specific performance, mistake, misrepresentation, duress, illegality|
James Cook University Law Review
The James Cook University Law Review inaugural edition was published in 1994.
It comprises original articles, case notes, book reviews and comments. Only previously unpublished material that has not been submitted for consideration by another journal will be accepted.
James Cook University Law Students Society
An elected student body, the James Cook University Law Students Society (JCULSS Website), represents students and helps organise social events such as the annual Law Ball.