LAW480 Remedies and Advanced Legal Skills

Updated: 04 November 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
21 March 2020 21 March 2020 Non-Mandatory Intensive school held at UNE Sydney Campus.
18 July 2020 18 July 2020 Non-Mandatory Intensive school held at UNE Sydney Campus.
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in BA/LLB or BAgr/LLB or BBus/LLB or BCom/LLB or BCompSc/LLB or BCrim/LLB or BEcon/LLB or BEnvSc/LLB or LLB or BSc/LLB or JD or LLB or LLM, and: from 2020: 72cp in Law including (LS100 or LAW100) and (LS101 or LAW101) and LAW102 and (LAW231 or LAW131) and (LAW161 or LAW162) and (LAW171 or LAW172) and (LAW281 or LAW283) or LLM533, or; prior to 2020: 72cp in Law
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LS480

Each student must participate as an advocate in a Moot Court hearing. The bench will assess students on their written submissions and oral presentation. Hearing dates, venues, practice, and procedure are in the study guide for the relevant trimester.

The Moot Court appearance is in the nature of a viva voce (oral) exam.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Paul Akon (
Unit Description

This unit is at the vocational end of the legal studies spectrum.

The unit has three modules:

Module I takes students' legal research skills to an advanced level.

Module II teaches students to speak and write clearly, concisely, and correctly in plain language.

Module III introduces students to written and oral advocacy. Students will prepare written submissions to a legal problem. They will then each make their oral submissions as advocates in the Moot Court.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate advanced skills in finding parliamentary and delegated legislation relevant to a legal question, and extrinsic material relevant to that legislation;
  2. demonstrate a high level of proficiency in applying legislative provisions to legal questions;
  3. demonstrate a high level of proficiency in finding case law, including case law relevant to particular statutory provisions, and applying it to legal questions;
  4. demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills; and
  5. demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in order to collaborate effectively with others in preparing and presenting written and oral submissions in a moot.