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Unit description

Exposes students to practice experiences in virtual a legal office environment to build skills to engage in the conduct of client matters, including legal interviewing, drafting, and negotiation. These skills and experiences will enable students to prepare for and reflect upon their transition from student to the role of legal practitioners.

Unit content

Topic 1. The role of the legal practitioner

Topic 2 Communicating with Clients

Topic 3. The Lawyer-Client Relationship: Interviewing skills

Topic 4 Negotiation

Topic 5 Legal Drafting

Topic 6. Emotional Intelligence and resilience

 

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
1Demonstrate professional communication in legal interviewing Communication and social skillsCultural competence
2Demonstrate professional communication in negotiation and legal drafting. Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
3Evaluate the role of the legal practitioner and their responsibilities to clients. Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
4Evaluate and reflect upon the importance of well being, emotional intelligence and resilience to professional legal practice.Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence

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

  1. Demonstrate professional communication in legal interviewing
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. Demonstrate professional communication in negotiation and legal drafting.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. Evaluate the role of the legal practitioner and their responsibilities to clients.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. Evaluate and reflect upon the importance of well being, emotional intelligence and resilience to professional legal practice.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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