MLL113 - Legal Communication and Ethical Decision Making


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only



Corequisite: MLL110
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 - campus

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (1.5 hours) plus 2 hour seminar per week 

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (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).

Unit Fee Information

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