Legal Studies Assessmet Task

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LEGAL STUDIES ASSESSMENT TASK 1 Component 1: Web Quest a)
* Outline the roles of courts and parliaments in law reform and describe their limitations. The role of courts and parliaments in law reform is to change laws that have dated since when the law first came in and to “modernize” the law. An example of this is capital punishment. Courts usually change law or modify laws that get brought up by court cases. But the parliament had to produce a bill, which it goes through the house of reps and the senate to become a new law. * Outline the role of the NSW law reform commission

The role of the NSW law reform commission is required to consider the laws of NSW with a view to * repealing obsolete or unnecessary enactments,
* consolidating, codifying or revising the law,
* simplifying or odernizing the law,
* adopting new or more effective methods for the administration of the law, and * systematically developing and reforming the law

* Identify and outline the features of NSW law reform commission

* Identify four current projects that the NSW Law Reform Commission is working on. Four projects that the NSW law reform Commission are
1. Cheating at gambling
2. Privacy
3. Security for cost and associated costs orders
4. Jury directions in criminal trials

* Construct a flow diagram to illustrate the steps in law reform process in NSW.

The attorney general writes to the Commision asking it to inquire into and report on the need for reform of the law on a particular topic, this is called “Terms of Release”. The attorney general writes to the Commision asking it to inquire into and report on the need for reform of the law on a particular topic, this is called “Terms of Release”. The Chairperson appoints Commissioners to take responsibility for the reference and the Executive Director allocates research staff. Sometimes the Commission will engage consultants to assist with the reference. This group is called the “Division”. The Chairperson appoints Commissioners to take responsibility for the reference and the Executive Director allocates research staff. Sometimes the Commission will engage consultants to assist with the reference. This group is called the “Division”. A research and publication plan is prepared setting out the time frame for the review and the method for public consultations.. A research and publication plan is prepared setting out the time frame for the review and the method for public consultations.. The Division and research staff will undertake some preliminary research into the reference and publicise in the community that the review is taking place. The preliminary consoltations are taken out. The Division and research staff will undertake some preliminary research into the reference and publicise in the community that the review is taking place. The preliminary consoltations are taken out.

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The Commission prepares one or more Consultation Papers and Research Report about the reference explaining all the issues and suggestions for reform. The public is invited to write submissions to the Commission.

The Commission prepares one or more Consultation Papers and Research Report about the reference explaining all the issues and suggestions for reform. The public is invited to write submissions to the Commission.

The Commission publicises the release of any Consultation Papers and/or Research Reports in the media and elsewhere to make sure that the community is aware of the reference and can comment. The Commission publicises the release of any Consultation Papers and/or Research Reports in the media and elsewhere to make sure that the community is aware of the reference and can comment. The Commission receives and analyses submissions.

The Commission receives and analyses submissions....
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