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LAW1600 Legal Writing and Research
Credit Points: 15

This unit is a basic introduction to legal research and writing skills that law students will need in order to successfully complete a law degree and become work ready practitioners.  This unit will introduce students to: legal research skills; types of legal communication, both verbal and written; plain English drafting techniques and correct legal citation; the importance of professional presentation and style; and oral presentation skills.

It is expected that students will exercise and sharpen these skills in other law units as they progress through their law degree. This unit also includes an introduction to the Australian legal system and to the various sources of law in Australia.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K61Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Laws
K09Bachelor of Forensic Investigation
V72Bachelor of Laws
K50Bachelor of Laws
Y67Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Arts
Y04Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Business
K30Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
K58Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Psychological Science
MABUUTLaw in Business Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013