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Criminal law and practice (6 points)


Leader: Dr Gaye Lansdell

City First semester 2003 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
City Second semester 2003 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
City First semester 2004 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)
City Second semester 2004 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject deals with the conduct of criminal proceedings, particulary in the Magistrates Court as the court, and with the roles of prosecution and defence. While concerned generally with the broad competencies listed above, this subject will focus on legal research and analysis, awareness and use of learning strategies, oral and written communication, negotiation and advocacy. The subject will explore recognition and resolution of ethical conflicts, and awareness of personal values.

Assessment: Regular feedback provided to students on exercises such as preparation of a brief to counsel and presentation of a plea in mitigation: 50% + Tasks to test students' awareness of ethical issues and ability to apply these. Written memoranda and draft documents (totally 10,000 words) and minimum of 1 oral presentation (15 minutes): 50%. Competence will be assessed according to the grades "Merit", "Pass", or "Fail".

Contact Hours: Intensive- 42 hours per week for 3 weeks

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