Legal Practice 2 - Part A
This course builds upon the course Legal Practice 1, focusing on the more advanced aspects of litigation and legal transactions. It gives emphasis to professional responsibility and relevant ethical behaviour. The course is made up of a number of components and modules which cover a variety of areas of legal practice where communication, research, advocacy and legal transaction skills are utilised. Students undertake simulation and drafting exercises and attend legal office placements in litigation and legal transactions.
Newcastle City Precinct
- Semester 1 - 2015
1. Demonstrate knowledge and advanced skills required of an entry level lawyer;
2. Apply earlier learning in both substantive and procedural law;
3. Demonstrate development of the oral and written skills needed to practice law;
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the management of legal practices, time management, professional responsibility and professional ethics.
5. Identify the relevant searches and enquiries to be undertaken for a purchaser
6. Provide an advice to the purchaser on a basic purchase contract identifying common issues including land use issues and where further enquiry and or instructions are needed.
7. Prepare a transfer in registrable form and identify the requirements for execution, stamping and registration
8. Prepare an advice on loan documents for a borrower and or guarantor in accordance with Rule 45 of the Solicitors Rules (1995).
9. Draft an effective instrument to create and release a security and identify the requirements for execution, stamping and registration.
10. Identify the relevant searches and enquiries to be made to protect the respective interests of the lending and borrowing parties
11. Explain the key features of the legislative framework for commercial, retail and residential leases.
12. Use a checklist to take instructions from a lessor client and prepare a lease in registrable form using the Law Society precedent lease and identify the requirements for execution, stamping and registration.
13. Use a checklist to take instructions from a lessee client and to identify common problems including land use issues.
14. Draft a lease special condition which reflects the lessee¿s agreement with the lessor and protects their interests.
15. Identify revenue and tax implications in property transactions
- This course builds upon the course LAWS4054A & LAWS4054B, Legal Practice 1, focussing on more advanced aspects of litigation and legal transactions. It gives emphasis to professional responsibility and relevant ethical behaviour.
- The course further develops awareness and refines the skills that lawyers need when conducting litigious matters.
- The course comprises components and modules which cover a variety of areas where advocacy and legal transaction skills are utilised. These include Property Law Practice, Family Law Practice and Criminal Law Practice.
- Students undertake simulation exercises and attend legal office placements in litigation and legal transactions.
- The course examines alternatives to litigation and gives students the opportunity to practice alternate dispute resolution skills. The course also examines, oral and written communication skills, legal letter writing, document drafting, interviewing, research, non-litigious negotiation and settlement skills.
This course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A.
LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005, LAWS4054A, LAWS4054B
Professional Task: Professional Placement tasks
Professional Task: Mandatory attendance at all practicums and legal advice clinics
Professional Task: Problem-based assessment tasks
Professional Task: Practical Exercises
Journal: Reflective Journal
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
General Course Requirements:
- Seminar: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Attendance at all sessions is compulsory
Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks
This does not include legal placement hours.