MLJ721 - Advanced Legal Professional Practice


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For M729 (Juris Doctor) students only


MLJ702, MLJ703, MLJ704, MLJ707, MLJ708, MLJ713, plus successful completion of 6 additional Law MLJ-coded units 



MLJ715 and MLJ720

Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2h class (recordings provided) + 1.5h online seminar (live streamed and recordings provided) per week


This unit aims to equip students with the knowledge and ability to apply, critically evaluate and effectively communicate advanced professional legal practice-related capabilities. Topics include: receiving instructions from clients; establishing client expectations; dealing with changing case dynamics; mediating and negotiating with lawyers; successful persuasion; understanding when to accept an offer; the considerations that influence judges; the importance of written submissions; the importance of case atmospherics; and, persuasive advocacy.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirements: Perform mid-trimester negotiation by assigned date and submit all assessment items.

Unit Fee Information

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