LPP116 Electives

Unit synopsis

This unit extends your knowledge of the substantive law and the practices and procedures on two areas of practice that you choose from the following list. You must choose two from the list to satisfy professional admission requirements and unit requirements. The unit will provide you with the opportunity to build and apply your substantive law knowledge, your procedural knowledge, your fact analysis skills and your legal research and analysis skills. ·%emsp;Administrative law practice%emsp; ·%emsp;Criminal law practice   ·%emsp;Family law practice  %emsp; ·%emsp;Banking and finance law practice%emsp; ·%emsp;Consumer law practice ·%emsp;Employment and industrial law practice ·%emsp;Planning and environment law practice ·%emsp;Wills and estates practice

Faculty
Faculty of Law
Study area
Law and justice
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Locations
Summer 1, 2017
20 November 2017 - 5 January 2018
  • Gardens Point (External)
6 Week Teaching Period - 2, 2018
5 March 2018 - 20 April 2018
  • Gardens Point
  • Gardens Point (External)
6 Week Teaching Period - 3, 2018
8 May 2018 - 22 June 2018
  • Gardens Point (External)
6 Week Teaching Period - 4, 2018
2 July 2018 - 17 August 2018
  • Gardens Point (External)
6 Week Teaching Period - 5, 2018
3 September 2018 - 19 October 2018
  • Gardens Point
  • Gardens Point (External)
Summer 1, 2018
19 November 2018 - 4 January 2019
  • Gardens Point (External)

Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2017: $1,324
2018: $1,368
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2017: $1,704
2018: $1,776
International student fee
2017: $3,480
2018: $3,576

Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as part of our study abroad or exchange programs
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Anti-requisites
LPZ116
Assumed knowledge
Completion of a Bachelor of Laws Degree

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

Summer Semester details

Dates
20 November 2017 - 5 January 2018
Fee type
Tuition Fee
Notes
This is a summer tuition fee unit at the Postgraduate level. Standard tuition fees apply. Eligible students may apply for FEE-HELP in eStudent.

Coordinator

Name
Associate Professor Allan Chay
Email
a.chay@qut.edu.au
Phone
3138 2212
Fax
3138 1520

Rationale

The Australasian Professional Legal Education Council (APLEC) and the Law Admissions Consultative Committee (LACC) have published standards for the pre-admission practical training of Australian legal practitioners. Those standards have been adopted in Queensland as part of the admission rules for the legal profession. This unit covers the 'Elective' practice areas as contained in those standards.

Aims

The aim of this unit is to equip you to demonstrate competence in two 'elective' practice areas at the level required for admission to the Australian legal profession.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, you will provide evidence that you can:

1. apply appropriate legal and procedural knowledge, skills, values and creative thinking in two selected areas of practice (Course Learning Outcomes 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.3, 3,4)
2. communicate your advice on the legal, factual, evidentiary and other aspects of client matters in those areas in language appropriate to clients and other parties (depending on the situation) (CLOs 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.5), and
3. draft relevant legal documents and make persuasive written and oral submissions to third parties such as tribunals, courts and government agencies (CLOs 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2).

Content

· Represent a client in her or his interactions with government agencies, tribunals and courts (as appropriate) in two selected areas of practice
· Research and advise on law and procedure in two selected areas of practice, relevant to the client's instructions
· Document client applications, submissions, requests and dealings as appropriate.

Approaches to teaching and learning

This unit engages you in your learning through a problem-based learning approach. The unit's content and its organisation are designed to facilitate your acquisition of relevant knowledge, skills and values, to assess your progress in the unit and the course, and to provide evidence that you can meet unit and course outcomes and demonstrate competence in practice areas, skills and values relevant to professional admission.

The unit adopts a blended learning approach, which includes a fortnightly briefing or online briefing note and online problem-solving activities for you to work on supported by online resources and 'authentic' problem materials. You will also have face-to-face or online access to peers and lectures to support you when working with problem material.

The unit is conducted within the bounds of Laudrillard's conversational framework, utilising real world assessment, and employs collaborative learning and peer review.

Assessment items

Name #1: Portfolio
DescriptionFirst Practice Area Choice: This portfolio of tasks enables you to acquire and apply legal and procedural knowledge, your legal and fact investigation and analysis skills and your writing and drafting skills to carry out client instructions in a complex matter in an area of practice that you have selected. The tasks that build up your portfolio will require you to examine critically client facts and the law. It will require you to transfer skills that you acquire in other practice areas to a new practice area, to apply professional judgement in a new practice area and to take responsibility for advancing your client's instructions in an unfamiliar area of practice.
Weighting50%
Due dateTBA
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2 and 3
Name #2: Portfolio
DescriptionSecond Practice Area Choice: This portfolio of tasks enables you to acquire and apply legal and procedural knowledge, your legal and fact investigation and analysis skills and your writing and drafting skills to carry out client instructions in a complex matter in an area of practice that you have selected. The tasks that build up your portfolio will require you to examine critically client facts and the law. It will require you to transfer skills that you acquire in other practice areas to a new practice area, to apply professional judgement in a new practice area and to take responsibility for advancing your client's instructions in an unfamiliar area of practice.
Weighting50%
Due dateTBA
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2 and 3

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

All the resources that you will need to complete this unit will be provided to you online via QUT Blackboard or will be available in the QUT Library.

Risk assessment statement

There are no unusual risks associated with this unit.

Coordinator

Name
Allan Chay
Email
a.chay@qut.edu.au
Phone
3138 2212

Rationale

The Australasian Professional Legal Education Council (APLEC) and the Law Admissions Consultative Committee (LACC) have published standards for the pre-admission practical training of Australian legal practitioners. Those standards have been adopted in Queensland as part of the admission rules for the legal profession. This unit covers the 'Elective' practice areas as contained in those standards.

Aims

The aim of this unit is to equip you to demonstrate competence in two 'elective' practice areas at the level required for admission to the Australian legal profession.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, you will provide evidence that you can:

1. apply appropriate legal and procedural knowledge, skills, values and creative thinking in two selected areas of practice (Course Learning Outcomes 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.3, 3,4)
2. communicate your advice on the legal, factual, evidentiary and other aspects of client matters in those areas in language appropriate to clients and other parties (depending on the situation) (CLOs 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.5), and
3. draft relevant legal documents and make persuasive written and oral submissions to third parties such as tribunals, courts and government agencies (CLOs 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2).

Content

· Represent a client in her or his interactions with government agencies, tribunals and courts (as appropriate) in two selected areas of practice
· Research and advise on law and procedure in two selected areas of practice, relevant to the client's instructions
· Document client applications, submissions, requests and dealings as appropriate.

Approaches to teaching and learning

This unit engages you in your learning through a problem-based learning approach. The unit's content and its organisation are designed to facilitate your acquisition of relevant knowledge, skills and values, to assess your progress in the unit and the course, and to provide evidence that you can meet unit and course outcomes and demonstrate competence in practice areas, skills and values relevant to professional admission.

The unit adopts a blended learning approach, which includes a fortnightly briefing or online briefing note and online problem-solving activities for you to work on supported by online resources and 'authentic' problem materials. You will also have face-to-face or online access to peers and lectures to support you when working with problem material.

The unit is conducted within the bounds of Laudrillard's conversational framework, utilising real world assessment, and employs collaborative learning and peer review.

Assessment items

Name #1: Portfolio
DescriptionFirst Practice Area Choice: This portfolio of tasks enables you to acquire and apply legal and procedural knowledge, your legal and fact investigation and analysis skills and your writing and drafting skills to carry out client instructions in a complex matter in an area of practice that you have selected. The tasks that build up your portfolio will require you to examine critically client facts and the law. It will require you to transfer skills that you acquire in other practice areas to a new practice area, to apply professional judgement in a new practice area and to take responsibility for advancing your client's instructions in an unfamiliar area of practice.
Weighting50%
Due dateTBA
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2 and 3
Name #2: Portfolio
DescriptionSecond Practice Area Choice: This portfolio of tasks enables you to acquire and apply legal and procedural knowledge, your legal and fact investigation and analysis skills and your writing and drafting skills to carry out client instructions in a complex matter in an area of practice that you have selected. The tasks that build up your portfolio will require you to examine critically client facts and the law. It will require you to transfer skills that you acquire in other practice areas to a new practice area, to apply professional judgement in a new practice area and to take responsibility for advancing your client's instructions in an unfamiliar area of practice.
Weighting50%
Due dateTBA
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2 and 3

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

All the resources that you will need to complete this unit will be provided to you online via QUT Blackboard or will be available in the QUT Library.

Risk assessment statement

There are no unusual risks associated with this unit.

Coordinator

Name
Allan Chay
Email
a.chay@qut.edu.au
Phone
3138 2212

Rationale

The Australasian Professional Legal Education Council (APLEC) and the Law Admissions Consultative Committee (LACC) have published standards for the pre-admission practical training of Australian legal practitioners. Those standards have been adopted in Queensland as part of the admission rules for the legal profession. This unit covers the 'Elective' practice areas as contained in those standards.

Aims

The aim of this unit is to equip you to demonstrate competence in two 'elective' practice areas at the level required for admission to the Australian legal profession.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, you will provide evidence that you can:

1. apply appropriate legal and procedural knowledge, skills, values and creative thinking in two selected areas of practice (Course Learning Outcomes 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.3, 3,4)
2. communicate your advice on the legal, factual, evidentiary and other aspects of client matters in those areas in language appropriate to clients and other parties (depending on the situation) (CLOs 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.5), and
3. draft relevant legal documents and make persuasive written and oral submissions to third parties such as tribunals, courts and government agencies (CLOs 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2).

Content

· Represent a client in her or his interactions with government agencies, tribunals and courts (as appropriate) in two selected areas of practice
· Research and advise on law and procedure in two selected areas of practice, relevant to the client's instructions
· Document client applications, submissions, requests and dealings as appropriate.

Approaches to teaching and learning

This unit engages you in your learning through a problem-based learning approach. The unit's content and its organisation are designed to facilitate your acquisition of relevant knowledge, skills and values, to assess your progress in the unit and the course, and to provide evidence that you can meet unit and course outcomes and demonstrate competence in practice areas, skills and values relevant to professional admission.

The unit adopts a blended learning approach, which includes a fortnightly briefing or online briefing note and online problem-solving activities for you to work on supported by online resources and 'authentic' problem materials. You will also have face-to-face or online access to peers and lectures to support you when working with problem material.

The unit is conducted within the bounds of Laudrillard's conversational framework, utilising real world assessment, and employs collaborative learning and peer review.

Assessment items

Name #1: Portfolio
DescriptionFirst Practice Area Choice: This portfolio of tasks enables you to acquire and apply legal and procedural knowledge, your legal and fact investigation and analysis skills and your writing and drafting skills to carry out client instructions in a complex matter in an area of practice that you have selected. The tasks that build up your portfolio will require you to examine critically client facts and the law. It will require you to transfer skills that you acquire in other practice areas to a new practice area, to apply professional judgement in a new practice area and to take responsibility for advancing your client's instructions in an unfamiliar area of practice.
Weighting50%
Due dateTBA
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2 and 3
Name #2: Portfolio
DescriptionSecond Practice Area Choice: This portfolio of tasks enables you to acquire and apply legal and procedural knowledge, your legal and fact investigation and analysis skills and your writing and drafting skills to carry out client instructions in a complex matter in an area of practice that you have selected. The tasks that build up your portfolio will require you to examine critically client facts and the law. It will require you to transfer skills that you acquire in other practice areas to a new practice area, to apply professional judgement in a new practice area and to take responsibility for advancing your client's instructions in an unfamiliar area of practice.
Weighting50%
Due dateTBA
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2 and 3

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

All the resources that you will need to complete this unit will be provided to you online via QUT Blackboard or will be available in the QUT Library.

Risk assessment statement

There are no unusual risks associated with this unit.

Coordinator

Name
Allan Chay
Email
a.chay@qut.edu.au
Phone
3138 2212

Rationale

The Australasian Professional Legal Education Council (APLEC) and the Law Admissions Consultative Committee (LACC) have published standards for the pre-admission practical training of Australian legal practitioners. Those standards have been adopted in Queensland as part of the admission rules for the legal profession. This unit covers the 'Elective' practice areas as contained in those standards.

Aims

The aim of this unit is to equip you to demonstrate competence in two 'elective' practice areas at the level required for admission to the Australian legal profession.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, you will provide evidence that you can:

1. apply appropriate legal and procedural knowledge, skills, values and creative thinking in two selected areas of practice (Course Learning Outcomes 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.3, 3,4)
2. communicate your advice on the legal, factual, evidentiary and other aspects of client matters in those areas in language appropriate to clients and other parties (depending on the situation) (CLOs 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.5), and
3. draft relevant legal documents and make persuasive written and oral submissions to third parties such as tribunals, courts and government agencies (CLOs 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2).

Content

· Represent a client in her or his interactions with government agencies, tribunals and courts (as appropriate) in two selected areas of practice
· Research and advise on law and procedure in two selected areas of practice, relevant to the client's instructions
· Document client applications, submissions, requests and dealings as appropriate.

Approaches to teaching and learning

This unit engages you in your learning through a problem-based learning approach. The unit's content and its organisation are designed to facilitate your acquisition of relevant knowledge, skills and values, to assess your progress in the unit and the course, and to provide evidence that you can meet unit and course outcomes and demonstrate competence in practice areas, skills and values relevant to professional admission.

The unit adopts a blended learning approach, which includes a fortnightly briefing or online briefing note and online problem-solving activities for you to work on supported by online resources and 'authentic' problem materials. You will also have face-to-face or online access to peers and lectures to support you when working with problem material.

The unit is conducted within the bounds of Laudrillard's conversational framework, utilising real world assessment, and employs collaborative learning and peer review.

Assessment items

Name #1: Portfolio
DescriptionFirst Practice Area Choice: This portfolio of tasks enables you to acquire and apply legal and procedural knowledge, your legal and fact investigation and analysis skills and your writing and drafting skills to carry out client instructions in a complex matter in an area of practice that you have selected. The tasks that build up your portfolio will require you to examine critically client facts and the law. It will require you to transfer skills that you acquire in other practice areas to a new practice area, to apply professional judgement in a new practice area and to take responsibility for advancing your client's instructions in an unfamiliar area of practice.
Weighting50%
Due dateTBA
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2 and 3
Name #2: Portfolio
DescriptionSecond Practice Area Choice: This portfolio of tasks enables you to acquire and apply legal and procedural knowledge, your legal and fact investigation and analysis skills and your writing and drafting skills to carry out client instructions in a complex matter in an area of practice that you have selected. The tasks that build up your portfolio will require you to examine critically client facts and the law. It will require you to transfer skills that you acquire in other practice areas to a new practice area, to apply professional judgement in a new practice area and to take responsibility for advancing your client's instructions in an unfamiliar area of practice.
Weighting50%
Due dateTBA
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2 and 3

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

All the resources that you will need to complete this unit will be provided to you online via QUT Blackboard or will be available in the QUT Library.

Risk assessment statement

There are no unusual risks associated with this unit.

Coordinator

Name
Allan Chay
Email
a.chay@qut.edu.au
Phone
3138 2212

Rationale

The Australasian Professional Legal Education Council (APLEC) and the Law Admissions Consultative Committee (LACC) have published standards for the pre-admission practical training of Australian legal practitioners. Those standards have been adopted in Queensland as part of the admission rules for the legal profession. This unit covers the 'Elective' practice areas as contained in those standards.

Aims

The aim of this unit is to equip you to demonstrate competence in two 'elective' practice areas at the level required for admission to the Australian legal profession.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, you will provide evidence that you can:

1. apply appropriate legal and procedural knowledge, skills, values and creative thinking in two selected areas of practice (Course Learning Outcomes 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.3, 3,4)
2. communicate your advice on the legal, factual, evidentiary and other aspects of client matters in those areas in language appropriate to clients and other parties (depending on the situation) (CLOs 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.5), and
3. draft relevant legal documents and make persuasive written and oral submissions to third parties such as tribunals, courts and government agencies (CLOs 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2).

Content

· Represent a client in her or his interactions with government agencies, tribunals and courts (as appropriate) in two selected areas of practice
· Research and advise on law and procedure in two selected areas of practice, relevant to the client's instructions
· Document client applications, submissions, requests and dealings as appropriate.

Approaches to teaching and learning

This unit engages you in your learning through a problem-based learning approach. The unit's content and its organisation are designed to facilitate your acquisition of relevant knowledge, skills and values, to assess your progress in the unit and the course, and to provide evidence that you can meet unit and course outcomes and demonstrate competence in practice areas, skills and values relevant to professional admission.

The unit adopts a blended learning approach, which includes a fortnightly briefing or online briefing note and online problem-solving activities for you to work on supported by online resources and 'authentic' problem materials. You will also have face-to-face or online access to peers and lectures to support you when working with problem material.

The unit is conducted within the bounds of Laudrillard's conversational framework, utilising real world assessment, and employs collaborative learning and peer review.

Assessment items

Name #1: Portfolio
DescriptionFirst Practice Area Choice: This portfolio of tasks enables you to acquire and apply legal and procedural knowledge, your legal and fact investigation and analysis skills and your writing and drafting skills to carry out client instructions in a complex matter in an area of practice that you have selected. The tasks that build up your portfolio will require you to examine critically client facts and the law. It will require you to transfer skills that you acquire in other practice areas to a new practice area, to apply professional judgement in a new practice area and to take responsibility for advancing your client's instructions in an unfamiliar area of practice.
Weighting50%
Due dateTBA
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2 and 3
Name #2: Portfolio
DescriptionSecond Practice Area Choice: This portfolio of tasks enables you to acquire and apply legal and procedural knowledge, your legal and fact investigation and analysis skills and your writing and drafting skills to carry out client instructions in a complex matter in an area of practice that you have selected. The tasks that build up your portfolio will require you to examine critically client facts and the law. It will require you to transfer skills that you acquire in other practice areas to a new practice area, to apply professional judgement in a new practice area and to take responsibility for advancing your client's instructions in an unfamiliar area of practice.
Weighting50%
Due dateTBA
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2 and 3

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

All the resources that you will need to complete this unit will be provided to you online via QUT Blackboard or will be available in the QUT Library.

Risk assessment statement

There are no unusual risks associated with this unit.

Coordinator

Name
Allan Chay
Email
a.chay@qut.edu.au
Phone
3138 2212

Rationale

The Australasian Professional Legal Education Council (APLEC) and the Law Admissions Consultative Committee (LACC) have published standards for the pre-admission practical training of Australian legal practitioners. Those standards have been adopted in Queensland as part of the admission rules for the legal profession. This unit covers the 'Elective' practice areas as contained in those standards.

Aims

The aim of this unit is to equip you to demonstrate competence in two 'elective' practice areas at the level required for admission to the Australian legal profession.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, you will provide evidence that you can:

1. apply appropriate legal and procedural knowledge, skills, values and creative thinking in two selected areas of practice (Course Learning Outcomes 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.3, 3,4)
2. communicate your advice on the legal, factual, evidentiary and other aspects of client matters in those areas in language appropriate to clients and other parties (depending on the situation) (CLOs 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.5), and
3. draft relevant legal documents and make persuasive written and oral submissions to third parties such as tribunals, courts and government agencies (CLOs 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2).

Content

· Represent a client in her or his interactions with government agencies, tribunals and courts (as appropriate) in two selected areas of practice
· Research and advise on law and procedure in two selected areas of practice, relevant to the client's instructions
· Document client applications, submissions, requests and dealings as appropriate.

Approaches to teaching and learning

This unit engages you in your learning through a problem-based learning approach. The unit's content and its organisation are designed to facilitate your acquisition of relevant knowledge, skills and values, to assess your progress in the unit and the course, and to provide evidence that you can meet unit and course outcomes and demonstrate competence in practice areas, skills and values relevant to professional admission.

The unit adopts a blended learning approach, which includes a fortnightly briefing or online briefing note and online problem-solving activities for you to work on supported by online resources and 'authentic' problem materials. You will also have face-to-face or online access to peers and lectures to support you when working with problem material.

The unit is conducted within the bounds of Laudrillard's conversational framework, utilising real world assessment, and employs collaborative learning and peer review.

Assessment items

Name #1: Portfolio
DescriptionFirst Practice Area Choice: This portfolio of tasks enables you to acquire and apply legal and procedural knowledge, your legal and fact investigation and analysis skills and your writing and drafting skills to carry out client instructions in a complex matter in an area of practice that you have selected. The tasks that build up your portfolio will require you to examine critically client facts and the law. It will require you to transfer skills that you acquire in other practice areas to a new practice area, to apply professional judgement in a new practice area and to take responsibility for advancing your client's instructions in an unfamiliar area of practice.
Weighting50%
Due dateTBA
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2 and 3
Name #2: Portfolio
DescriptionSecond Practice Area Choice: This portfolio of tasks enables you to acquire and apply legal and procedural knowledge, your legal and fact investigation and analysis skills and your writing and drafting skills to carry out client instructions in a complex matter in an area of practice that you have selected. The tasks that build up your portfolio will require you to examine critically client facts and the law. It will require you to transfer skills that you acquire in other practice areas to a new practice area, to apply professional judgement in a new practice area and to take responsibility for advancing your client's instructions in an unfamiliar area of practice.
Weighting50%
Due dateTBA
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2 and 3

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

All the resources that you will need to complete this unit will be provided to you online via QUT Blackboard or will be available in the QUT Library.

Risk assessment statement

There are no unusual risks associated with this unit.

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