LSSU360 Advocacy and Court Practice

Updated: 15 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in DipProsAdvoc and LAW100 or LS100, LS160 or LAW161 or LS161 and LS212 or LAW313 and LS111 or LAW312
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LSSU380
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Paul Sattler (
Unit Description

This unit will develop students' understanding of the processes and the contexts of court advocacy and develop legal advocacy skills. Students will gain practical experience and develop skills in all aspects of preparing and running a court case as an advocate for the defence or prosecution. Students will learn how to apply their knowledge of evidence and court procedure in a practical context. This unit will also provide a broader theoretical framework to enhance their advocacy skills.

Students must organise the Work placements themselves and they must be approved by the Unit Coordinator.

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. exercise critical thinking and creative skills to create a case strategy, considering and building arguments from all perspectives, examining legal facts, evidence and substantive law to effectively advocate for the client;
  2. demonstrate initiative and knowledge of court room etiquette, distinguishing relevance of oral argument and questioning at different stages of presenting cases in court (opening and closing cases, cross examinations, etc);
  3. work collaboratively with peers to develop, analyse and present considered legal arguments in a range of legal contexts; and
  4. use effective legal writing and oral advocacy skills to influence audiences in a range of legal scenarios.