Not currently available in 2020
Introduces students to the practical, performative and ethical arts of courtroom advocacy. Students learn about forensic rhetoric and other aspects of courtroom behaviours
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
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||perform with technical competence, imagination and professionalism in methods of mooting and the arts of appellate court advocacy||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate practical awareness of the ethical aspects of the roles and responsibilities of courtroom advocates and judges||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||show critical familiarity with classical, renaissance and modern theories and techniques of forensic rhetoric||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||communicate complex ideas clearly and persuasively, by demonstrating the faculties of performance rhetoric||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate reflective appreciation of personal competence in the art of advocacy||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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