This subject is a legal ‘skills’ subject and develops this practical aspect as relevant to the legal profession. There are two components of this unit; interviewing and advocacy. The interviewing component focuses on developing students' client interviewing skills. The unit also explores the nexus between interviewing and negotiation and the interdependence of the two competencies through role-play and other approaches. The advocacy component will focus on developing skills in introductory examinations of court presentations and contextualisation of advocacy skills in the presentation of cases within the court environment. Specifically, this unit will focus on developing the basics of case theory through interactive seminars and practical legal skills through role-playing and working with peers. The focus will be on developing the professional practitioner.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):