Faculty of Business and Law

Law Essentials

Law in Practice

Why Practical Skills in Law are Important

Bring the Law to Life! Practical Legal Skills are a great way to learn the law. After all a violinist wouldn't perform Mozart without practising first!

With practical legal skills, as a law student you're equipped with essential professional skills. Practical training enables you to meet the demands of legal practice, business, industry, or wherever your law degree takes you.

In practical legal skills, law students use highly developed research and analytical skills, and then translate this knowledge into a persuasive and convincing argument. A law graduate emerges from a law degree with not only theoretical knowledge, but technical competency and appreciation of of how the law operates in practice.

Law Essentials provides guides, ideas, suggestions and information as to practical skills training for law students.

To learn more:
  • Moot Law Essentials
    Skills training where law students act as legal counsel - either as a barrister or a solicitor. Law students stand up and present submissions to a judge, based on a hypothetical set of facts.
  • Negotiation Essentials
    Covering Mediation, Arbitration and Negotiation - Skills training where students act as solicitors representing their client's interests in an attempt to resolve without formal litigation.
  • Witness Examination Essentials
    Skills training where law students act as legal counsel in the context of a civil or criminal trial in examining witnesses in Court.

Witness exam


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23rd April 2013