ADVANCED LEGAL WRITING

LAW3ALW

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will enhance and consolidate skills in legal research, writing and editing. Students will develop skills in communicating legal research and policy to a wide range of legal and non-legal audiences. They will also examine the process of legal publishing and the trend towards online forms of legal communication. Students will be required to complete a placement in Law in Context and work closely with editorial staff on the publication of scholarly articles. 

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralian Guide to Legal CitationPrescribedMULR, 3rd ed, 2010MULR

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge of legal publishing processes, refereeing procedures and editorial techniques

Activities:
Online Editorial Activities Online Editorial Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Develop advanced skills in legal research and editing

Activities:
Online Editorial Activities Online Editorial Exam Research Assignment Online Exercise
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Develop written communication skills appropriate for the dissemination of legal research and policy to legal and non-legal audiences

Activities:
Online Editorial Activities Research Assignment Online Exercise
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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