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The Ross Hyams perspective

Ross Hyams is an educator and law practitioner. Here, Ross presents his unique perspective on the essential things you need to know if you’ve been charged with a criminal offence. …

Law in your backyard

The “Hungry Harry” case study explored theft and manslaughter. It’s now time for you to discover how the law applies in your jurisdiction. What you need to do Go online …

Case study 2 analysis: Hungry Harry

Watch Sally and Alan explore criminal law with their analysis of the “Hungry Harry” case study. Talking point How has your understanding of criminal law and the themes discussed by …

Case study 2: Hungry Harry

Watch “Hungry Harry” for everyday examples that you may not think are a criminal offences. Talking point Within the Comments, consider sharing with other learners your thoughts on the situations …

The Ross Hyams perspective

Ross Hyams is an educator and law practitioner. Here, Ross presents his unique perspective on the essential things you need to know if you’ve been charged with a criminal offence. …

Law in your backyard

The “Texting Tim” case study explored different types of offences that can be committed while driving a car in Australia. It’s now time for you to discover how the law …

Case study 1 analysis: Texting Tim

Watch Sally and Alan explore criminal law and the way it operates with their analysis of the “Texting Tim” case study. Talking point How has your understanding of criminal law …

Case study 1: Texting Tim

Watch the “Texting Tim” for examples of everyday situations that may be criminal offences. Talking point Within the Comments, consider sharing with other learners you thoughts on the situations faced …

Weekly summary

Thank you all for such a fantastic second week of the course, and we’ve been delighted by the range of conversations that have been taking place. Many of you have …

Resources and references

This reference list both acknowledges and attributes the original authors and sources of the legal information provided in this part of the course. It also provides a useful list of …

So what?

Creative commons are a new response to reality of copyright in the digital age. Because copyright law is very much about the private or personal rights of authors, it can …

So what?

Imagine if one day you wake up with a brilliant new idea to solve a problem in everyday life that affects us all. Can you protect your idea from the …

Views from the Bench: Legal thoughts

Watch Nahum Mushin (Former Judge, Family Court of Australia), George Hampel (Former Judge, Supreme Court of Victoria), Peter RA Gray (Former Judge, Federal Court of Australia) and Marcia Neave (Former …

Introduction to criminal law

Watch Melissa (Deputy Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law & Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law), Sally (Teaching Associate, Faculty of Law) and Alan (Lecturer, Faculty of Law) talk about …

So what?

In Australian law, the established common law principles of negligence are codified in statute law. The basic elements of a negligence claim a plaintiff will need to establish against a …