To launch the new Master of Financial Management and Law program, the ANU College of Business and Economics and ANU College of Law invite you to attend a free online masterclass: ‘Law in Australia’.
Law affects every aspect of our lives, but have you ever wondered how it’s created, what influences its evolution, or why a case involving a dead snail in a ginger beer nearly a century ago remains relevant today? Join Associate Professor Amelia Simpson for a primer on precedent, intro to institutions and snapshot at statutes that will have you looking at law in Australia from a fresh perspective.
Dr Simpson is one of Australia’s leading scholars of discrimination and equality principles in constitutional law. She is also the convenor of Law and Legal Institutions, a course in our newest postgraduate degree: the Master of Financial Management and Law.
Whether you’re seeking to refresh your legal knowledge or gain a basic understanding of Australia’s legal landscape, there is something for everyone in this Lunch and Learn session that will cover:
- An introduction to law: Understand how law is formed and its different categories.
- Basics of precedent: Know the difference between main and subsidiary principles.
- Structures of government: Discover the pros and cons of legislation as a source of law and how statutory interpretation applies.
- Adversarial system of justice: Look towards the future and consider alternatives to our current legal systems and frameworks.