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Unit: Legal Methods and Skills (6601)

Level: 1Credit Points: 3Contribution Band: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Availability in 2012: Not offered (Also available in: 2013, 2014, 2015)


    For students enrolled in a Law or Combined law degree: Legal Systems


    For students not enrolled in a Law or combined law degree: Legal Systems

    Class Contact

    3 hours per week.

    Learning Outcomes

    This unit is designed to instil in students basic legal research, writing and oral presentation skills that will equip them to successfully undertake further study in the law. It is also intended to give students an awareness of the breadth of non-legal skills and disciplines that impact on the study and practice of law.


    This subject is designed to sequentially progress a broad range of legal and relevant non-legal skills. This subject will include the following topics: Understanding What Lawyers Do; Finding the Law; Understanding the Law; Apply the Law/Problem Solving; Arguing the Law (Advocacy); Critiquing the Law; Writing the Law: Writing Legal Material in "Plain English".

    Referenced Courses

    • 995AA Bachelor of Advertising and Marketing Communication / Bachelor of Laws
    • 944AA Bachelor of Applied Economics/Bachelor of Laws
    • 821AA Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Bachelor of Laws
    • 801AA Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
    • 808AA Bachelor of Business Informatics/Bachelor of Laws
    • 810AA Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws
    • 127JA Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies/Bachelor of Laws
    • 194JA Bachelor of Forensic Studies/Bachelor of Laws
    • 996AA Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws
    • 794AA Bachelor of Laws
    • 829AA Bachelor of Management/Bachelor of Laws
    • 149JA Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/Bachelor of Laws
    • 997AA Bachelor of Public Relations / Bachelor of Laws
    • 833AA Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Bachelor of Laws
    • 836AA Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
    • 949AA Bachelor of Social Science in Justice Studies
    • 195JA Bachelor of Social Science in Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies
    • 837AA Bachelor of Sports Media/Bachelor of Laws
    • 200JA Diploma of Justice Studies

    Referenced Unit Sets

    • MJ0147 Major in Justice Studies
    • MJ0082 Major in Law Foundation

    Unit Level Key:

    • 1 - Offered in first year of course curriculum
    • 2 - Offered in second year of course curriculum
    • 3 - Offered in third year of course curriculum
    • 4 - Offered in fourth year of course curriculum
    • 5 - Offered in fifth year of course curriculum
    • G - Offered in graduate course curriculums
    • PG - Offered in postgraduate course curriculums
    • R - Offered in research course curriculums
    • H - Offered in honours course curriculums

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