2021 unit information
For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Cloud Provided Learning Material (1.5 hours) plus 2 hour seminar per week
Cloud Provided Learning Material (1.5 hours) plus 2 hour Cloud seminar (live streamed and recording provided) per week
For Commencing Students from Trimester 1 2019.
The unit aims to enable students to develop a number of important skills which are essential to success in both law studies and in legal practice, including: communication skills, legal analysis and problem-solving skills, legal research skills and legal referencing skills. Students will develop oral (including advocacy) skills, listening skills (e.g. the ability to deduce salient factors from provided information), written skills and an understanding of the importance of context in relation to communications.
Students will also develop the vital skill of applying the IRAC method to legal problems, further their research ability (crucial to success at law school and in practice), and practice referencing in accordance with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (4th ed).
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Explain the ethical obligations which apply to both law students and the legal profession generally.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO8: Global citizenship
Apply legal research skills to locate relevant legal principles.
GLO3: Digital literacy
Apply legal reasoning and engage in critical analysis of facts, issues and the relevant law in order to provide legal advice.
GLO5: Problem solving
Apply the legal problem solving method to communicate in a manner appropriate to specific purposes, audiences and contexts.
Reflect on and use feedback as appropriate to develop legal knowledge, skills and capabilities.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 2: (Individual) –
2a) Memorandum of Advice
2b) Student Reflection
2a) 1500 words
2b) 500 words
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MLL113 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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