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The primary objective of this course is to enable a student to acquire, by way of experiential learning, the specialised technical knowledge and skills required of entry level lawyers. Legal Practice aims to build upon, and enable students to apply, earlier learning in both substantive and procedural law, particularly in the areas of Torts, Contract Law, Criminal Law and Property. The course complements courses studied simultaneously such as Civil Procedure and Professional Conduct. The course will enable students to develop and practice the specialised technical knowledge and legal and other skills needed for litigation and legal transactions, including effective written and oral communication with clients and parties, court room advocacy, drafting letters and legal documents and settlement of litigious and non-litigious matters.
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School||Newcastle Law School|
On successful completion of this course students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate specialised technical knowledge of legal practice areas including Consumer Credit, Professional Practice, Environmental Practice and Dispute Resolution. 2. Communicate with real clients, draft letters of advice and legal documents, undertake detailed legal research, effectively participate in negotiation exercises and develop high-level advocacy skills. 3. Identify and critically analyse and reflect on the broader issues in legal practice including the importance of pro bono contributions by the legal profession to the public. 4. Critically reflect on the role of the legal profession in promoting justice and service to the community. 5. Demonstrate judgment, creativity and initiative in applying the law to new and novel factual situations in professional legal practice. 6. Critically reflect on student’s own capabilities and performance and employ the use of feedback in undertaking such reflection.
The topics in this course include the following:
|Assumed Knowledge||LAWS6001, LAWS6002A, LAWS6002B, LAWS6003A, LAWS6003B, LAWS6004A, LAWS6004B, LAWS6005.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for LAWS6014A|