LAWS 3003 Advocacy
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 200646
Coordinator David Collier Opens in new window
Description This subject imparts basic courtroom trial skills giving practice in applying substantive law, practice, procedure and evidence in a simulated courtroom. It also explores both professional and ethical issues involved in the courtroom. There is a limit on enrolment in this subject because of the teaching method adopted.
Discipline Legal Practice
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Co-requisite(s) LAWS 4004
Equivalent Subjects LGYB 0403 - Advocacy
Restrictions Successful completeion of 80 credit points of Bachelor of Laws core subjects. Enrolment in the subject is by invitation only following a call for expressions of interest and a merit selection process. Classes are kept small due to the practical nature of the subject.
Good communication skills; including the ability to construct a coherent argument and write in a manner that is grammatically correct.
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of: legal professional ethics; proper legal professional practice; and correct legal professional behaviour.
- Demonstrate the essential requirements of good advocacy in general, and in particular and differing contexts: eg. the difference between conducting bail pending hearing and conducting an appeal in an appellate court.
- Take up any case and analyse it succinctly, logically and accurately: the relevant facts; the relevant legal principles; and the intelligent application of the principles to the facts.
- Present the oral distillation of a case analysis in a polite, polished and persuasive fashion.
- Think quickly and adapt flexibly according to changing circumstances while engaged in presenting an oral argument.
- Be aware of any relevant aspect of legal professional ethics and be at once able to mould any desired submission so as to accord strictly with that ethical aspect.
- Present written submissions and analyses in a logically structured and grammatically correct manner.
- Demonstrate a ready understanding and an intelligent acceptance of the nature of advocacy skills.
2. Interlocutory Advocacy: Civil
3. Interlocutory Advocacy: Criminal
4. Some Special Types of Criminal Advocacy
5. Trial Advocacy: Opening and Examination in Chief
6. Trial Advocacy: Cross-examination
7. Appellate Advocacy
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Reflection||1,500 words or equivalent||30||N||Individual|
|Professional Task||20 minutes in total||30||N||Individual|
|Professional Task||Oral submissions: 30 minutes in total. Written submissions: 750 words||40||N||Individual|
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