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LAWS13-455: Trial Advocacy

Description

Trial Advocacy is a later stage elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. Students enrolled in this subject will learn the practical skills necessary to enable them to represent a client in a trial, either civil or criminal. Upon completion of the subject, students will be able to conduct trial proceedings effectively and with due regard to ethical considerations.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS13-455
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Semesters offered:
  • January 2024 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $4,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $5,730.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of and correctly apply some basic rules of evidence, trial procedure and trial advocacy.
  2. Demonstrate exemplary ethical behaviour including compliance with professional standards and rules of court when conducting a trial and during pre-trial proceedings.
  3. Identify legal issues and apply the substantive law to those legal issues at an intermediate level.
  4. Present oral and written arguments and conduct examinations consistent with trial advocacy principles.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions:

Students must be admitted into a Bachelor law degree or Bachelor of Laws combined degree or be an approved Law Study Abroad OR Law exchange student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 12/11/2023
    Semester start: 15/01/2024
    Subject start: 15/01/2024
    Cancellation 1: 29/01/2024
    Cancellation 2: 05/02/2024
    Last enrolment: 28/01/2024
    Withdraw - Financial: 10/02/2024
    Withdraw - Academic: 02/03/2024
    Teaching census: 09/02/2024
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 12/11/2023
Semester start: 15/01/2024
Subject start: 15/01/2024
Cancellation 1: 29/01/2024
Cancellation 2: 05/02/2024
Last enrolment: 28/01/2024
Withdraw - Financial: 10/02/2024
Withdraw - Academic: 02/03/2024
Teaching census: 09/02/2024