The goals of this subject are (1) to provide high level instruction to postgraduate students in structuring legal arguments and documents and in writing with concision, cohesion and clarity; and (2) to impart to students the legal research methodologies and key analytical techniques necessary for independent work at postgraduate level. Students will learn how to apply the elements of good writing to present facts and law effectively, to argue from precedent set by earlier court opinions, and to carry out self-directed statutory interpretation. A strong focus will also be placed on legal English and on the techniques of statutory interpretation.
Faculty of Law
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have
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.
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