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Skills for Legal Practice (BJU200)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit focusses on developing effective analysis and communication skills for legal practice. Through the use of exercises, simulations and case studies it will build knowledge and skills to enable you to be ready for the transition from law school to legal practice. This unit also offers students a pathway in to one of Murdoch's acclaimed legal clinics, giving students real life experience and helping them to develop into a lawyer.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit you should be able to:
1. Identify and implement the important elements of conducting an interview;
2. Prepare a file note;
3. Analyse a difficult legal problem
4. Prepare advice for a client;
5. Write a basic letter of advice
6. Appreciate your strengths and weaknesses as a potential legal practitioner
7. Identify ethical issues and understand key professional responsibilities
Timetabled Learning Activities 12 x 1 hour tutorials during the semester. 1 x1 hour lecture per teaching week
Unit Learning Experiences This unit develops skills necessary for legal practice. This includes skills for conducting interviews, skills for advanced legal problem solving and skills for producing high quality written legal work (such as memos of legal advice, letters and submissions to counsel).
Assessment 1. Preparation for giving legal advice (30%) 2. Giving written legal advice (60%) 3. Reflection (10%)
Prerequisites Successful completion of BJU100 , LLB120, LLB152 and LLB130
Exclusions Students may not enrol in this unit if they have completed LLB308 prior to 2018. Consult the LLB Academic Chair for advice.
Previously 2016: 'Researching Legal Remedies'
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 + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
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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