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MLL411 - Legal Problem Solving and Persuasion

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Offering information:

Not offered in 2013

Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 3 (Trimester 2 in 2014)

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:M Bagaric

MLL110, MLL111, MLL213, MLL214, MLL215, MLL217, MLL218, MLL221, MLL323, MLL327, MLL334, MLL335, MLLL391

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour workshop per week


Online teaching methods require internet access.  Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


Clients instruct lawyers in order to obtain advice relating to transactions (such as setting out businesses) or situations in which they find themselves, such as being sued for money or dealing with a marriage break up. Lawyering is largely about solving problems that are faced by clients. Problem-solving is a complex dynamic. It requires a thorough understanding of the cause and effect systems relating to the transaction and knowledge of the matters that influence and shape outcomes. The capacity to influence other people (whether they are clients, other parties, other lawyers, mediators or judges) is an important skill, and perhaps the single most important trait of an effective lawyer. This unit teaches students how to strategically approach issues faced by clients and (written and oral ) techniques to effectively influence the reasoning and behaviour of other individuals in the legal process, most importantly opposing lawyers and decision makers in the form of tribunal members and judges.


Assignment 1 (client interview) 20%, assignment 2 (negotiation) 30%, assignment 3 (moot) 50%

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