Legal Skills is a compulsory subject in the Juris Doctor program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject consists of a number of modules focusing on the skills associated with legal research and analysis, legal writing and drafting, negotiation, and oral communication and presentation. The modules are taught in connection with various relevant substantive legal subjects over a number of semesters during the degree. An incremental approach to the development of skills is adopted utilising a variety of teaching methods including formal oral and written instruction, demonstrations, interactive small group discussions, moots, exercises, and self-directed learning.
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.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the
subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
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