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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Unit aim

Exposes students to practice experiences in virtual a legal office environment to build skills to engage in the conduct of client matters, including legal interviewing, drafting, and negotiation. These skills and experiences will enable students to prepare for and reflect upon their transition from student to the role of legal practitioners.

Unit content

Topic 1. The role of the legal practitioner

Topic 2 Communicating with Clients

Topic 3. The Lawyer-Client Relationship: Interviewing skills

Topic 4 Negotiation

Topic 5 Legal Drafting

Topic 6. Emotional Intelligence and resilience

 

Learning outcomes

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate professional communication in legal interviewing
2 Demonstrate professional communication in negotiation and legal drafting.
3 Evaluate the role of the legal practitioner and their responsibilities to clients.
4 Evaluate and reflect upon the importance of well being, emotional intelligence and resilience to professional legal practice.

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

  1. Demonstrate professional communication in legal interviewing
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  2. Demonstrate professional communication in negotiation and legal drafting.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  3. Evaluate the role of the legal practitioner and their responsibilities to clients.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  4. Evaluate and reflect upon the importance of well being, emotional intelligence and resilience to professional legal practice.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • Hyams, R, Campbell, S & Evans, A, 2014, Practical legal skills , 4th ed , Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780195529999.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.