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Introduction to Legal Skills for Migration Practitioners (LLM520)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: UA4-internal
Description This subject will develop basic legal research and writing skills necessary for the study of migration law. The subject will also explain the core elements of the Australian legal system.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the subject students should be able to:
ULO 1: Analyse and solve simple migration law problems.
ULO 2: Research and collect basic information to assess current and relevant information from a range of
sources including secondary sources.
ULO 3: Demonstrate an understanding of effective communication skills related to key stakeholders.
ULO 4: Explain the role of legislative, regulatory and professional standards in supporting migration agents'
ULO 5: Apply the Code of Conduct and the ethical principles across the subject topics.
ULO 6: Demonstrate the acquisition of academic writing skills.
Timetabled Learning Activities This subject will be offered over a 5-week intensive period before the commencement of Semester 1 and include both lectures and workshops/tutorials.
Semester 2: 3-hour lectures for 8 weeks and 3-hour tutorials for 2 weeks
Unit Learning Experiences Students will not only attend both lectures and workshops but also access a variety of online resources and
activities that provide opportunities to develop a range of introductory skills necessary for study in the
Assessment In this unit various types of assessments are used and include both theoretical and practical aspects and include an assignment, online exercises and invigilated assessments
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice (GradDipAusMigLaw)
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
Ms Kirstein Fentiman
Lecturer Clinical Legal Education

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 1463
e: K.Fentiman@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.027 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: UA4-Internal
Ms Kirstein Fentiman
Lecturer Clinical Legal Education

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 1463
e: K.Fentiman@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.027 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
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