Second Year: Constitutional History
The Law of Torts Psychology II A Social Work I Third Year: Principles of Contract
Principles of Property and Conveyancing Social Work II
*Social Organization A Fourth Year: Legal History
Social Work III
*Social History Fifth Year: Third Year Law Sixth Year: Fourth Year Law
DIPLOMA IN CRIMINOLOGY—BACHELOR OF LAWS
The course for the diploma in Criminology may be combined with that for the degree of bachelor of Laws over a period of five years. For further advice students should consult the Reader-in-Charge, Criminology Department, and the Senior Administrative Officer, Faculty of Law.
The course will be taken normally as follows:
• Subject to attendance at certain lectures and the submission of satisfactory essays, students may be exempted from passing the annual examination in these subjects.
First Year: Introduction to Legal Method Criminal Law
Constitutional History Psychology I
Second Year: The Law of Torts Principles of Contract
Principles of Property and Conveyancing Legal History
Criminology A Third Year: Equity
Administrative Law Constitutional Law Mercantile Law
A second Psychology subject.
Fourth Year: Principles of Evidence
One of the following: Comparative Law, Public International Law, Jurisprudence.
Two of the following: Legal Persons, Family Law, Taxation.
Fifth Year: Private International Law
Two of the following, neither being a subject for which the candidate has obtained credit in the Fourth Year of the course: Comparative Law, Public International Law, Juris- prudence, Advanced Constitutional Law, Advanced Legal History.
One of the following: Executors and Trustees, Securities and Creditors Rights, Industrial Law, Problems of Proof, Land Contracts.
Social Organization B or a third Psychology subject.
MASTER OF LAWS
Candidates will, under supervision, prepare a thesis on an approved subject.
A bachelor of Laws with honours may enrol as a candidate for the degree of master of laws without preliminary examination.
A bachelor of Laws, who is not a bachelor of Laws with honours, who desires to become a candidate for the degree of master of Laws is required to satisfy the Faculty of his ability to pursue the advanced studies for the degree of master of Laws, by passing a preliminary examination. The preliminary examination will be prescribed by the Faculty in the light of the candidate's proposed advanced studies.
A candidate for the preliminary examination must submit before 31 May the subject of his proposed advanced studies to the Dean of the Faculty for approval.
When the subject has been approved, the candidate will be informed of the scope of the examination prescribed, and he must lodge an entry for the examination with the Registrar at the time and subject to the rules relating to Annual Examinations.
The preliminary examination will be held as necessary.
Enrolment as Candidate for the Degree of Master of Laws
Candidates must lodge an enrolment card with the Registrar not later than the end of the third week of first term. A candidate should arrange an interview with the Dean of the Faculty for the purpose of obtaining approval of the proposed subject of the thesis. This approval must be obtained before enrolment.
A supervisor for each candidate will be appointed.
An entry form for examination for higher degrees must be submitted to the Registrar when the thesis is submitted.
If the thesis has not been submitted by 28 February in the year following enrol- ment the student must re-enrol if he wishes to renew his candidature.
Three copies of each thesis ( quarto, typewritten, double-spaced) should be submitted. One copy, bound in the manner prescribed by the Faculty, will be deposited in the University LIbrary.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
This is a degree for full-time research workers. A candidate must be a graduata of this or some other university recognized for the purpose, must be of such standing as may be required by the Professorial Board for graduates in his Faculty, and must be accepted as such by the Professorial Board on the recommendation of the head of the department concerned. He must pursue for at least two years a course of advanced study and research under a supervisor or supervisors appointed by the Board, and on its completion must present a satisfactory thesis embodying the results of his research.
The only part-time candidates who are accepted by the Professorial Board are per- manent members of staff. (See Reg. 3,60, 1964 Calendar.)
DOCTOR OF LAWS
This degree is awarded for work comprising an original and substantial contri- bution to legal learning and involving the scientific treatment of one or more legal subjects. A candidate for the degree must normally be a bachelor of Laws of not less than four years' standing.
Other Courses THE ARTICLED CLERICS' COURSE
The course is one of those prescribed by the rules of the Council of Legal Education as a pre-requisite to admission to practise. The following subjects are offered in the Law School. By completing these a student will comply fully with the rules as regards formal studies in Law.
Introduction to Legal Method Criminal Law
Principles of Contract The Law of Torts Constitutional Law Administrative Law Mercantile Law
Principles of Property and Conveyancing Equity
Securities and Creditors' Rights Principles of Evidence
Executors and Trustees Legal Persons
Private International Law or Family Law Accounts
Note: (1) Students who have passed in Conveyancing are not required to pass in Land Contracts, and Securities and Creditors' Rights.
(2) Students who have passed in the old course in Constitutional Law offered prior to 1967 will not be required to pass in the new course in Constitutional Law or in Administrative Law.
Examinations in the first four subjects must be passed before the student enters into articles of clerkship. These four subjects may be taken in one year of full-time study, but must be taken over two years by part-time students. The remaining subjects are taken over the four-year period of articles in the order prescribed by the Faculty. In the first year of articles three subjects may be attempted, in the second year, three, in the third year, four, and in the fourth year, five.
The rules should be consulted by all candidates for this course and, if in doubt, reference should be made to the Secretary of the Board of Examiners of Barristers and Solicitors, Supreme Court, Melbourne.
TEE MANAGING CLERKS COURSE
This course is another prescribed by the rules of the Council of Legal Education.
The candidate must pass in the same subjects as for the articled clerks' course. His service as a managing clerk is governed by the rules, which should be consulted, and advice should be obtained from the Secretary of the Board of Examiners.
Note: The Council of Legal Education has now established a school to give instruction in the subjects of the articled clerks' and managing clerks' courses. Entry is restricted to persons who are otherwise eligible to enrol for the subject of Introduc- tion to Legal Method, but have been prevented from doing so by reason of the operation of the quotas in Law. Applicants for this course must therefore apply, in the first instance, for selection in Law at this University and Monash University.
Under Public Service regulations candidates for appointment as stipendiary magistrates are required to pass in the subjects of Introduction to Legal Metho Principles of Contract, Tort, Criminal Law, Mercantile Law, Evidence, Con- stitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, Domestic Relations and Legal History.
Because of the operation of certain conditions of quota provisions, it is unlikely that these candidates will be able to enrol for Introduction to Legal Method.
Normally they will be required to pass a departmental examination in this subject and will then be permitted to enrol in the University for the remaining qualifying subjects.
No person may enrol at the University in any law subject without the permission of the Faculty. Intending students should consult the Sub-Dean regarding this.
No tuition by correspondence is available for students taking the course for degree of LL.B. For students resident in Victoria outside the metropolitan area, who are taking subjects
in the courses prescribed by the rules of the Council of Legal Education
(articled and managing clerks' courses), or in the course for qualification as a stipendiary magistrate, no formal correspondence tuition is given, but in a number of subjects students will be sent class exercises to complete and these will be marked and returned with comments. They may also seek advice from the teaching staff on any specific problem as the occasion arises. Apart from these exceptions such students must necessarily work alone relying on their own resources. The difficulties of studying law in these circumstances should be apparent. However, eligible students who wish to avail themselves of this kind of University entry should enrol on the form provided for external studies. The fees for tuition are the same as those payable by students attending lectures. Country students are not required to pay sports and union fees.
The special attention of country students is drawn to the regulations, which provide that no student shall be admitted to examinations in any subject in which he has not entered either for lectures or for external studies within one month after the beginning of the first term. Applications for extension of time for enrolment must be made to the Registrar.
Admission to Practise
The admission of barristers and solicitors in Victoria is regulated by the rules of the Council of Legal Education administered by a board of examiners appointed by the Supreme Court. Students proposing to seek admission should make themselves familiar with them in due course. The requirements for candidates qualifying by way of the Articled Clerks' course have already been explained above.
Candidates who have obtained the degree of bachelor of Laws are required to serve for twelve months in articles. They must also pass, either as a part of the course for the degree or otherwise, in the subjects of Evidence, Taxation, Procedure, Accounts, and Professional Conduct.
No person will be admitted who is not a British subject aged 21 years or more.
A Moot Court is held during 20 weeks in the year and is at present held in the Carlton Court of Petty Sessions on Wednesday afternoons.
The main purposes of this exercise are to encourage students to shed their nervousness in addressing courts, to teach them court manners, to instruct them in the fundamentals of preparing proper briefs, and to give them practice in arguing lucidly and thinking effectively and quickly whilst on their feet.
Students from second, third and fourth years are assigned to argue the cases as senior and junior counsel while others are required to act as solicitors and to prepare the necessary papers and instructions. Junior counsel are expected to
participateactively in some stage of the argument.
Students are required to participate as assigned by the Moot
Office.Students desiring to ensure participation in the moot programmes or of being allotted a pre- ferred role or date may apply in the appropriate manner to the Moot Office.
DETAILS OF SUBJECTS DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF LAWS
Subjects Prescribed by the Council of Legal Education or in the Course for Qualification as a Stipendiary Magistrate
WRITTEN WORK DURING THE YEAR
Whenever in these Details there is a statement in respect of a subject that written work is required, the satisfactory performance of that written work is a condition precedent to obtaining a pass or honours in the examination in that subject unless the Faculty of Law otherwise directs.
Students are advised to use a considerable part of the summer and spring vacations in studying their subjects. In some subjects vacation readings are speci- fied in the following details; in others lists of readings may be posted on the notice boards. Where essays are required to be done during the vacation particulars will be posted on the notice boards.
READING GUIDES AND MATERIALS
In a number of Law subjects reading guides are prepared for issue to students either at the beginning of the year or periodically throughout the year. These give references to text books, journals, cases and statutes on each topic dealt with. In addition case and other materials may be available for issue. Details will be posted on the notice board at the beginning of the year.
Books marked with an asterisk are essential and students should buy them.
Students are advised to consult their tutors or lecturers before buying books not so marked.
Except in subjects where special details are published, the Syllabus for Hon- ours will be the same as that for Pass.
CLASSES IN LAW SUBJECTS
The provisions in the details as to the number of classes are included for gene- ral guidance only and may be modified by the Faculty without notice if necessity arises. Where classes are divided students are expected to remain in the divisions to which they have been allotted and must not change without permission. This is vital in view of the methods of teaching used in the school.
286. ACCOUNTS Mr. S. C. Hogg
A course of one class per week throughout the year with such class exercises as may be directed by the lecturer.
A general knowledge of the principles of accounting and the practice of book- keeping; partnership and company accounts; book-keeping in a solicitor's office;
executors and trustee accounts.
Recommended for reference:
Yorston, K. R., Smyth, B. E., and Brown, S. R., Elementary Accounting. (3rd ed., Law Book Co., 1980.)
•Yorston, K. R., Smyth, B. E., and Brown, S. R., Accounting Fundamentals.
( 5th ed., Law Book Co., 1963.)
Woodman, C. E., The Solicitor's Office
—Practical Management and Accounts.
( Law Book Co., 1936.)
Allen, P. H., Reynolds, R. G.,
andIrish, R. A., Australian Executorship Law and Accounts. (Law Book Co., 1942.)
Further references will be given by the Lecturer.
EXAMINATION. One 3-hour paper for Pass only.