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Advocacy and Communication PG (11451.1)

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


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Learning Outcomes

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

1. Apply effective oral and written professional communication skills relevant to the law and justice sector;

2. Interpret documents related to formal dispute resolution processes;

3. Apply 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. Employ appropriate workplace and courtroom etiquette, interpersonal attitudes and ethical behavior; and

5. Work professionally in a team, while under pressure.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three 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 the Juris Doctor, Master of Laws and Master of Legal Studies courses.

Students must have completed at least 24 credit points of prior law study at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.



Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units

7571 Client Advocacy and Communication Skills PG

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