ADVANCED LEGAL WRITING

LAW3ALW

2016

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

Learning resources

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 (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)

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 (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)

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 (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Modality of teaching and limited capacity for placement within law journals Direct Application

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Class requirements

Seminar
Seven 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical
Seven 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1 Hour Online Editorial ExamThis task assesses the essential - 'Innovation and Entrepreneurship'25 01, 02
Online Exercise (500 words)This task assesses the essential - 'Innovation and Entrepreneurship'15 02, 03
Research Essay (3000 words)60 02, 03