|The Essential Advocate: An Introduction to Advocacy - LAWS3170|
The course is a practical introduction to courtroom advocacy. Students will be exposed to examples of various types of advocates and advocacy techniques and problems found in leading cases, trial transcripts, novels, plays, films, and biographies of advocates. Much of the course is devoted to practical exercises.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
Pre-requisites are Law, Lawyers and Society; Litigation 1; Criminal Law 1. Completion of Litigation 2 and Criminal Law 2 is recommended but not required. Litigation 2 and Criminal Law 2, however, will be co-requisites for students who have not completed them.
The course aims to foster an understanding of:
The main topics to be discussed are:
50 per cent for the course essay: 5000 words
10 per cent for court visits and diary notes
40 per cent for practical advocacy exercises (including mock trial)
Mauet & McCrimmon Fundamentals of Trial Techniques
Refer to Course Outline provided by lecturer.