This unit provides a theoretical and practical framework to enable an understanding and application of the skills of advocacy. It provides you with the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills towards all aspects of ethical and effective advocacy as a junior lawyer. Interactive and intended to enhance academic, legal, professional and practical skills, it aims to prepare you as a lawyer in junior civil and criminal practice with the skills and expertise to deal with the type of hearings and situations you will typically encounter in junior practice. The unit combines in an intensive format both formal (courtroom) and informal (including negotiation and dispute resolution) settings, realising that these processes are complementary in modern legal practice and managed concurrently by lawyers. The diverse background of the teaching staff includes the input of members of the Tasmanian legal profession. Students conduct both oral and written advocacy exercises as part of the unit.
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
|Coordinator||Doctor David Plater|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Intensive Session Feb A||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Intensive Session Feb A||30/1/2023||3/2/2023||9/2/2023||19/2/2023|
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- Apply knowledge and critical analysis of the law to advocate on behalf of a client to achieve the best legal outcome
- Make oral submissions on behalf of a client in an ethical manner in keeping with the ethical rules as well as observing legal etiquette
- Use primary and secondary resources to develop legal arguments and conclusions, and present arguments in a coherent and persuasive way on behalf of a client
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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PrerequisitesLAW218 Criminal Law: Homicide and Other Complex Offences, and LAW229 Criminal Law: Principles and Processes
Daily seminar, On-campus intensive over 7 days (Mon 6 to Wed 15 Feb 2023, exc. public holiday 13 Feb; average 5 hours per day)
Independent Learning, Daily, Online content and activities
|Assessment||Advocacy exercise (30%)|Oral submissions (40%)|Argument Outline (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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