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Client Advocacy and Communication Skills (7570.5)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School



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

    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 LLB program and the successful completion of at least 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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