Advocacy and Communication PG (11451.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Post Graduate Level|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
PrerequisitesThis 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.
Equivalent units7571 Client Advocacy and Communication Skills PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Ms Anya Aidman|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Flexible||Ms Anya Aidman|
George Hampel, Elizabeth Brimer and Randal Kune, Advocacy Manual (Australian Advocacy Institute, 2nd ed, 2016)
- There is one copy of this text available for short term (one day) loan from the library
Ross Hyams and Adrian Evans, Practical Legal Skills (Oxford University Press, 5th ed, 2022)
- An e-book version of the 4th edition is available from the Library
This is a hands-on practical unit that concentrates on courtroom advocacy skills. In order to perform well in the unit, it is important to attend and participate in tutorials.
Half of the assessment involves reflecting on engagement with activities undertaken in the tutorials. There is no substitute for these activities.
Thirty percent of the assessment is based on making an oral presentation in a mock court proceeding. The tutorial activities each work help prepare you to present your case in court.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves WIL simulation.