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MLL411 - Legal Problem Solving and Persuasion

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:M Mc Shane
Prerequisite:

MLL110, MLL111, MLL213, MLL214, MLL215, MLL217, MLL218, MLL221, MLL323, MLL327, MLL334, MLL335, MLL391

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week

and 4 hour campus workshops in weeks 1, 5 & 7 of Trimester at Burwood (Melbourne)

and Waterfront (Geelong)

Cloud(online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

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.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Reflective professional perspective on valued capabilities (1500 words) - 15%,

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Oral communication (Interviewing and Mediation) - 1 hour presentation and 1000 words - 50%,

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Critical essay on professionalism and problem solving in the context of changing professional practice (3500 words) - 35%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1305$1305$3141$3293

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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