Law Review

Course code LAWS5016Units 10Level 5000Faculty 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 2014

Previously offered in 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThe 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.
ContentThe 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

Editing:
i telephone attendances and correspondence with contributors.
ii facilitating the referee process
iii copy editing

Publishing:
i formatting and layout
ii deadline enforcement

Marketing:
i maintenance of client databases
ii publicity
iii distribution
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsTutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment will comprise of practical tasks, a casenote and a book review.
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.