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Unit of Study LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing (2022)

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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.

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

employ techniques of effective written communication and use plain legal language to draft legal documents clearly, concisely and accurately

demonstrate knowledge and application of academic integrity

efficiently and accurately research, apply appropriate legal research methods to identify and retrieve legal and non-legal resources relevant to the resolution of legal issues

apply, evaluate and clearly articulate in writing the results of the student’s legal research to solve problems

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Bott, B & Talbot-Stokes, R, 2021, Nemes & Coss’ Effective Legal Research, 8th edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood NSW. ISBN: 9780409353303.
  • Corbett-Jarvis, N & Grigg, B, 2021, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 3rd edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood NSW. ISBN: 9780409351484.
  • This resource can be purchased in hardcopy or downloaded from http://mulr.law.unimelb.edu.au/go/aglc where it is available in Read-Only Adobe: Melbourne University Law Review, Australian Guide to Legal Citation, latest edition, MULR Association Inc, Melbourne.

Prescribed Texts
  • Bott, B & Talbot-Stokes, R, 2021, Nemes & Coss’ Effective Legal Research, 8th edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood NSW. ISBN: 9780409353303.
  • Corbett-Jarvis, N & Grigg, B, 2021, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 3rd edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood NSW. ISBN: 9780409351484.
  • This resource can be purchased in hardcopy or downloaded from http://mulr.law.unimelb.edu.au/go/aglc where it is available in Read-Only Adobe: Melbourne University Law Review, Australian Guide to Legal Citation, latest edition, MULR Association Inc, Melbourne.

Prescribed Texts
  • Bott, B & Talbot-Stokes, R, 2021, Nemes & Coss’ Effective Legal Research, 8th edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood NSW. ISBN: 9780409353303.
  • Corbett-Jarvis, N & Grigg, B, 2021, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 3rd edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood NSW. ISBN: 9780409351484.
  • This resource can be purchased in hardcopy or downloaded from http://mulr.law.unimelb.edu.au/go/aglc where it is available in Read-Only Adobe: Melbourne University Law Review, Australian Guide to Legal Citation, latest edition, MULR Association Inc, Melbourne.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.