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Legal Practice: An Introduction (LLB318)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 36 places)
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit introduces students to legal practice and develops the skills needed for it. Through the use of exercises, simulations and case studies it will build students' knowledge and skills to enable them to be ready for the transition from law school to legal practice. This unit prepares students for one of Murdoch's acclaimed legal clinics, giving students real life experience and helping them to develop into a lawyer. This unit has limited places.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you will be able to:
1.Conduct an interview;
2. Prepare a file note;
3. Prepare advice for a client;
4.Carry out effective legal research.
Timetabled Learning Activities 12 x 1 hour tutorials during the semester 1x1 hour lecture per teaching week
Unit Learning Experiences This unit will combine the formal lecture format with skills-focused tutorials. Students may also complete an online quiz or quizzes on library research skills.
Assessment 1. File note (20%) 2. Observation report (10%) 3. Written advice for a client (30%) 4. Examination (40%)
Prerequisites Completion of all Part I units in the LLB and permission of the unit coordinator
Exclusions LLB308 Introduction to Clinical Legal Practice
Notes Students need to complete an Expression of Interest to apply for enrolment in this unit. For more information please contact the School of Law office.
Quota This unit is subject to quota. Students must have completed all Part 1 units
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Professor Lisa Young

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6061
e: L.Young@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.021 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Professor Lisa Young

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6061
e: L.Young@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.021 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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