Advocacy and Communication (11258.1)
|Level:||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||Canberra Law School|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2019 Semester 1 MS Anya AIDMAN (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS 2020 Semester 1 DR Benedict SHEEHY (Ph: +61 2 62015770 ) ON-CAMPUS
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The unit introduces students to the advocacy and professional communication skills required by legal and justice practitioners, with particular emphasis on the skills required for effective management of dispute resolution. During this unit, module(s) will be selected from the following: professional communication skills; client interview skills; communication skills during different types of dispute resolution processes (e.g. self-representation, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, tribunal appearances; witness preparation; basic courtroom advocacy and related written documents (e.g. letters, submissions, appeals).
This unit may be co-taught with a G version of the unit.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate effective oral and written professional communication skills relevant to the law and justice sector;
2. Interpret documents related to formal dispute resolution processes;
3. Develop and practice advocacy skills, including research, analysis, the application of legal principles and the development of oral and written legal arguments, to complex cases in the law and justice sector;
4. Demonstrate appropriate workplace and courtroom etiquette, interpersonal attitudes and ethical behaviour; and
5. Perform professional work in a team, while under pressure.
3 hours per week on campus as a mix of lectures, seminars, interactive workshops, simulated dispute resolution processes and courtroom trials.
This unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Justice Studies course.
Students must have passed at least 24 credit points, including unit 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice.
7570 Client Advocacy and Communication Skills
- ARSC03 Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws
- MGSC03 Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Laws
- MGSC01 Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Laws
- ARSC02 Bachelor of Communication and Media/ Bachelor of Laws
- NPSC02 Bachelor of Forensic Studies/ Bachelor of Laws
- SCB001 Bachelor of Justice Studies
- SCNP01 Bachelor of Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies
- SCB101 Bachelor of Laws
- SCAR03 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Design
- SCSC02 Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/ Bachelor of Laws
- SCSC01 Bachelor of Science in Psychology/ Bachelor of Laws
- NPSC01 Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Laws