0 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module aims to assist students in formulating a coherent submission based upon facts, general principles and legal authority in a structured, concise and persuasive manner. It will assist the student in understanding the crucial importance of preparation and the best way to undertake it. The student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic skills in the presentation of cases before various courts and tribunals.

Staff Contact: HATTON PAULA S
Teaching Methods: The unit forms an integral part of other units on LAWT103 and is taught in context.
Assessment: The assessment method reflects the practice that students will meet in the office. Students are issued with a memo a short time before they undertake the interview. With the information supplied they prepare for the interview. The interview lasts for a maximum of 20 minutes. Students are then required to complete an attendance note of the interview within 30 minutes. The assessment is unseen to prevent collusion between students. If it was not unseen, students could identify relevant issues to be covered in the interview before the interview. The time limit reflects the task in practice when students will be conducting an interview and making a note of it within a set period of time. Although unseen the assessment is 'open book' in that any materials the student wishes can be taken into the assessment. This combination of tasks enables the achievement of the aims and learning outcomes. The appearance is videotaped for second marking, submission to an external examiner and for feedback purposes.
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