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Trial practice and advocacy 506 (6 points)


Leader: Professor the Hon George Hampel QC

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Introductory lectures on basic advocacy concepts and techniques are conducted by Professor Hampel or by a senior member of the judiciary or the bar. Students participate in three workshops dealing with examination in chief, cross-examination and addresses. These workshops are conducted by advocacy teachers who are members of the Victorian bar and are trained Australian Advocacy Institute teachers. A series of eight mock jury trials are then conducted. Students must participate as counsel in one of these trials, and attend all others. Students are assessed on their performance of selected advocacy tasks before two instructors.

Assessment: Participation in two assessment tasks [and attendance at all classes]. The first form of assessment accounts for 20% of the marks in this subject and involves participation in a mock jury trial in which the student participates as counsel before a judge. The second assessment task involves performance of selected advocacy tasks before two instructors. This accounts for 70% of the marks in the subject. [Class attendance accounts for the remaining 10% of marks.]

Contact Hours: Four 2-hour lectures followed by three 3-hour workshops and attendance at 8 mock trials (one 3-hour lecture per week)

Prerequisites: LAW3300; Corequisite: LAW5159

Corequisites: LAW5159

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