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Unit of Study LAWS2034 - The Rhetoric of Law (2021)

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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:

Demonstrate an understanding of the relevance of rhetoric to Law and the ways in which Law is a practice of rhetoric

Identify the use of rhetorical tools and devices used within Law’s texts and artefacts which speak of and about Law

Utilise rhetorical devices to present powerful and compelling arguments, positions and stories

Critically analyse Law’s texts and artefacts using classic and new rhetorical lenses