ADVANCED LEGAL WRITING

LAW3ALW

2021

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-ordinatorDavid Wishart

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

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Readings

Australian Guide to Legal Citation

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMULR

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeLatest

PublisherOnline

ISBN9780646527390

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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

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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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size12

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Four 2.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Editorial Exam (I hour)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2

Online Exercise (500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO2, SILO3

Research Essay (3000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO2, SILO3