Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1, Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
LLB courses are only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree programs.
Permits students who compete as members of Newcastle Law School teams in national and international legal skills competitions to have their skills assessed and acknowledged. Promotes and develops students' advocacy, mooting, client interviewing, negotiation, and associated communication skills through preparation for and participation in a variety of intermural skills based competitions.
Available competitions include the National and International Client Interviewing competitions, the National and International Negotiation competitions, the International Commercial Online Dispute Resolution Moot, the Commonwealth Moot, Sir Harry Gibbs National Mooting Competition, Philip Jessup International Moot, the Jean Pictet International Humanitarian Law Moot and the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
* Students will prepare for and compete as a member of a University of Newcastle Law School team in a clinical legal skills competition to a national standard
* To improve students' written and oral communication skills
* To enhance students' skills in substantive and procedural legal research
* To develop effective skills in advocacy, mooting, client interviewing and/or negotiation
* To develop and enhance students' teamwork and project management skills
1. Preparation for and participation in a mooting or clinical skills-based competition.
2. Supervised research and preparation of case(s)for presentation in practice sessions and in skills competition(s)
3. Workshops on drafting and clinical legal skills relevant to the particular competitions in which students are to compete
4. Coaching sessions as determined by coach for the particular competition team, including analysis of material from previous competitions
LAWS5025 Clinical Legal Skills (Advocacy); and
LAWS5026 Clinical Legal Skills (Non-Advocacy)
LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A AND LAWS3004B
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term