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Advanced Legal Research and Writing PG (6621.4)

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

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    • Semester 1, 2018, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (177966) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (167699) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (166897) - View
    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151920) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (154218) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140722) - View

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    Syllabus

    Advanced Legal Research and Writing aims to place traditional and electronic legal research skills within an advanced theoretical framework, and to give students a firm grounding in legal writing.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Demonstrate an enhanced capacity for legal research;

    2. Show a greater awareness of, and capacity for, precision, accuracy and clarity in legal writing; and

    3. Articulate an understanding of the historical development of the dissemination of the law, the sources of law in selected Commonwealth and other foreign jurisdictions and how they are accessed and researched, the nature and relevance of government documentary sources (including extrinsic materials) for legal research and the ways of obtaining such sources, the elements of legal drafting through writing and presenting legal agreements, and major legal research methodologies including empirical research methodologies.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of Legal Systems G or equivalent.

    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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