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    Practical skills of advocacy, with an emphasis on trial skills and procedures. Designed for law students in their final year of study.

    This paper is designed to teach the practical skills of advocacy so that when students practise in Court, it can be done with a knowledge of the basics and an appreciation of what is required to perform successfully. The subjects covered include mitigation pleas, theory of the case, examination, cross examination, conduct in courts and appeals.

    About this paper

    Paper title Advocacy
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
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    (LAWS 314 or LAWS 414) and 66 further LAWS points
    Pre or Corequisite
    Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
    Limited to
    LLB, LLB(Hons)
    (i) Not all optional papers will be available in any given year. (ii) May not be credited together with LAWS470 passed before 2007.
    Enrolments for this paper are limited to 12, and it requires departmental permission.
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    Teaching staff

    To be confirmed when paper is next offered.

    All materials provided.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will gain understanding of the practical skills of advocacy.


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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