|Course code LAWS5016||Units 10||Level 5000||Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Law School|
This course is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (LAWS) degree programs.
This course develops knowledge and skills in the processes of writing, editing, publication and marketing for legal publishing. Through work on the School's journal, The Newcastle Law Review, students are exposed to the publication process and gain practical experience in all stages of legal publishing, including research, writing and practical tasks.
Not available in 2015
|Objectives||The course objective is to promote and further develop skills in the following areas:|
* Legal writing
* Legal Research
* Information technology skills applicable to law
The course is also designed to serve as an introduction to the publishing process, including aspects of the publication schedule, copy editing, editorial tasks under supervision, and aspects of marketing.
|Content||The course will comprise both student research and writing and practical tasks.|
1. Supervised Research and Writing
Writing: supervised writing of a casenote and a book review, with the potential for their actual publication in The Newcastle Law Review.
2. Practical Tasks
i telephone attendances and correspondence with contributors.
ii facilitating the referee process
iii copy editing
i formatting and layout
ii deadline enforcement
i maintenance of client databases
|Assumed Knowledge||LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term