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Client Advocacy and Communication Skills PG (7571.5)

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


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    • Winter Term, 2015, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (141147) - View

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    The unit will introduce student to some of the advanced formal communication shills required as a lawyer, particularly those of advocacy. Module s will be selected from the following: - Client interview skills; - Basic trial advocacy; - Mooting (appeals) including written submissions; - Pleas; and - Tribunal appearances. This unit is co-taught with unit Client Advocacy and Communication Skills.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Have an enhanced capacity for the formal oral and written communication skills of the practicing lawyer and a deeper understanding of aspects of substantive law and procedure.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.


    Entry to the JD or Masters program and the successful completion of 48 credit points from the Discipline of Law.

    Assumed Knowledge

    Familiarity with the legal system, particularly the Australian system; basic legal research skills, understanding of judicial precedent and statutory interpretation.

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