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Unit description

Introduces students to the practical, performative and ethical arts of courtroom advocacy. Students learn about forensic rhetoric and other aspects of courtroom behaviours

Unit content

Topic 1: Advocacy as Rhetorical Performance

Topic 2: The Five Faculties of Rhetoric

Topic 3: Delivery: The Breath (“of an unfee’d lawyer”?)

Topic 4: Gesture, Costume, Staging and Props

Topic 5: Judgment and Fair Hearing

Topic 6: Persuasive Authority: Metaphor and Analogy

Topic 7: Mooting

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1perform with technical competence, imagination and professionalism in methods of mooting and the arts of appellate court advocacyIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2demonstrate practical awareness of the ethical aspects of the roles and responsibilities of courtroom advocates and judgesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3show critical familiarity with classical, renaissance and modern theories and techniques of forensic rhetoric Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4communicate complex ideas clearly and persuasively, by demonstrating the faculties of performance rhetoricIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate reflective appreciation of personal competence in the art of advocacy Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. perform with technical competence, imagination and professionalism in methods of mooting and the arts of appellate court advocacy
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. demonstrate practical awareness of the ethical aspects of the roles and responsibilities of courtroom advocates and judges
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. show critical familiarity with classical, renaissance and modern theories and techniques of forensic rhetoric
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. communicate complex ideas clearly and persuasively, by demonstrating the faculties of performance rhetoric
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate reflective appreciation of personal competence in the art of advocacy
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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