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-ordinatorDarren O'Donovan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesOnline Editorial Activities, research assignment

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLAW1DR AND LAW1LIM


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Australian Guide to Legal Citation

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed






Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge of legal publishing processes, refereeing procedures and editorial techniques
02. Develop and demonstrate advanced skills in legal research and editing
03. Develop written communication skills appropriate for the dissemination of legal research and policy to legal and non-legal audiences

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