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Legal Methods and Skills (6601.6)

Level: Undergraduate First Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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Unit Outlines

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  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (167708) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (166941) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151947) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154344) - View
  • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140752) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (146009) - View

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Syllabus

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.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Apply appropriate research methodologies to research primary and secondary domestic and international legal sources in print and electronic forms to locate current legislation, common law and commentary (research);

2. Identify legal issues in factual circumstances (analysis, research);

3. Analyse legal issues in factual situations and solve the problems they present by comprehending and applying legal authorities (analysis, problem-solving); and

4. Communicate the results of analysis and findings in clear writing for diverse purposes (written and oral communication).

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

6602 Legal Systems.

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