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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 3085

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
158001

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

This course provides a theoretical framework to enable an advanced understanding of the practical and ethical skills of advocacy. It provides students with the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills towards all aspects of effective advocacy.

Course content

Includes basic advocacy skills; the role and etiquette of an advocate; the underlying notion of ‘ethical’ advocacy to all aspects of advocacy; taking clients' instructions; preparation for trial; negotiation and alternative dispute resolution; written advocacy; the trial skills of examination in chief, cross-examination; opening and closing addresses; advocacy situations junior advocates might encounter such as the difficult judge, bail applications, adjournments and pleas in mitigation and, lastly, an introduction to appellate advocacy. Students will conduct both oral and written advocacy exercises as part of the course.

Textbook(s)

Grey T, Hinton M & Caruso D 2012, Essays in advocacy , Barr Smith Press , Adelaide.

Prerequisite(s)

Students must have successfully completed 72 units to enrol in this course.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 4 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 40 hours x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Letter of negotiation or written outline of argument 1500 words 30% N/A
Written Outline of Argument accompanying advocacy exercise 2000 words 20% N/A
Advocacy exercise(s) N/A 50% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Letter of negotiation or written outline of argument 1500 words 30% N/A
Written Outline of Argument accompanying advocacy exercise 2000 words 20% N/A
Advocacy exercise(s) N/A 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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