Law and Law Reform Essay

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| | | Preliminary Legal Studies

The Individual and Technology

Assessment Task No 2 In class essay | Date Handed Out:6/5/13 | Due Date: 23/5/12 | Weighting: 25% | Total Marks:20 |

PREPARATION & SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS | Research and general preparation are to be completed in the lead-up to the in-class essay on 23rd May. This will include research time during normal classes. That is, THREE periods will be allocated for preparation, with ONE of these periods in the Library (research skills). |

ABSENCE / MISADVENTURE INSTRUCTIONS | If you are absent from school on the day the task is to be completed you are required to submit a doctor’s certificate or parental note to Mr Bookallil, Head of Economics and Social Education. |

CONTEXT FOR THE TASK | As part of your study of Law Reform in Action and The Individual and the Law, you are required to investigate and evaluate the effectiveness of law reform in addressing emerging technological issues. Additionally, this area for the law is particularly pertinent for the teenage age group and their futures. |

OUTCOMES BEING ASSESSED | P1. identifies and applies legal concepts and terminology P5. describes the role of law in initiating and responding to changeP6. explains the nature of the interrelationship between the legal system and society P7. evaluates the effectiveness of the law in achieving justiceP8. locates, selects, organises, synthesises and analyses legal information from a variety of sources including legislation, cases, media, international instruments and documents P9. communicates legal information using well-structured and logical arguments P10. Accounts for differing perspectives and interpretations of legal information and issues. |

TASK RUBRIC | You will be assessed on how well you: * demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role of law reform in addressing emerging technological issues * communicate using relevant legal terminology * integrate relevant examples such as legislation, cases, media, international instruments and documents * present a sustained, logical and cohesive response |

THE TASK | * Write an in class extended response on the question below. * You will need to write approximately 1,000 words on the question. * You will have 50 minutes to complete the task.QUESTION:Evaluate the role of law reform in addressing emerging technological issues. * In your response, you must use a range of relevant cases, legislation, international law and media reports. * You must use 3-4 of the following examples:Cyberbullying, cyberstalking, online predators, terrorism, cyberspace, hacking, internet fraud, spam, intellectual property, copyright, genetic profiling, security and surveillance, use of mobile phones |

To be completed and submitted with the task

STUDENT EVALUATION | This is my best work | 1 2 3 4 5 | I was organized | 1 2 3 4 5 | I understood the task | 1 2 3 4 5 | I took notice of the rubric and /or marking guidelines | 1 2 3 4 5 | I checked the meaning of the key words in the Glossary of Terms | 1 2 3 4 5 |

Next time I will: | |

Please complete the following sections following return of the task: I could improve the following skills in future by: | Skills | Method of Improvement |

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Student Name: ______________________ Student Signature: _______________________

STUDENT CONFIRMATION | This is all my own work. I have referenced any work used from other sources and have not plagiarised the work of others. Student Signature ____________________________________I have kept a copy of my task Yes/No |

MARKING GUIDELINES

Criteria | Marks | * Makes a comprehensive judgment based on…