Legal Practice 2 - Part A

Course code LAWS4055A
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

  1. 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.
  2. The course further develops awareness and refines the skills that lawyers need when conducting litigious matters.
  3. 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.
  4. Students undertake simulation exercises and attend legal office placements in litigation and legal transactions.
  5. 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.

Multi-term Sequence

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.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): . Students who have successfully completed are not eligible to enrol in LAWS4055A.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws / Diploma of Legal Practice Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Diploma of Legal Practice

Assumed Knowledge

LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005, LAWS4054A, LAWS4054B

Assessment Items

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

Portfolio: Portfolio

Journal: Reflective Journal

Compulsory Requirements

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

Contact Hours

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

This does not include legal placement hours.