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Unit of Study LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing (2020)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate increased confidence in their use of the basic technologies in an online learning environment.
2 employ techniques of effective written communication and use plain legal language to draft legal documents clearly, concisely and accurately.
3 demonstrate knowledge and application of academic integrity.
4 demonstrate competence in computerised research skills and knowledge of legal research methods, tools and techniques.
5 efficiently and accurately identify and retrieve legal and non-legal resources relevant to the resolution of legal issues.
6 evaluate and clearly articulate in writing the results of their legal research.
7 demonstrate an ability to apply their legal research results to solve legal problems.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate increased confidence in their use of the basic technologies in an online learning environment.
    • GA5:
  2. employ techniques of effective written communication and use plain legal language to draft legal documents clearly, concisely and accurately.
    • GA5:
  3. demonstrate knowledge and application of academic integrity.
    • GA1:
  4. demonstrate competence in computerised research skills and knowledge of legal research methods, tools and techniques.
    • GA4:
  5. efficiently and accurately identify and retrieve legal and non-legal resources relevant to the resolution of legal issues.
    • GA4:
  6. evaluate and clearly articulate in writing the results of their legal research.
    • GA5:
  7. demonstrate an ability to apply their legal research results to solve legal problems.
    • GA1:

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