Course Title: Legal Practice and Technology

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Legal Practice and Technology

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LAW2540

City Campus

Undergraduate

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Robyn Lang

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 1565

Course Coordinator Email: robyn.lang@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 80.05.018


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil


Course Description

This course provides you with foundation knowledge and skills related to the role of the paralegal and the functions of a legal practice. In this course you will utilise computer applications and specialty software technology used in management processes of the modern day legal practice. You will also examine the structure and management of legal practices and the administration of client and file information.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

-


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

CLO1: Evaluate the management structure and functions within legal practice and analyse the role of a paralegal.

CLO2: Describe and apply the ways information management technology is used to maintain client files and demonstrate other aspects of professional file management.

CLO3: Select appropriate technology to design and produce accurate legal documents that conform to specified legal standards.

CLO4: Demonstrate professional legal writing skills appropriate to a paralegal.

 

Map each CLO against one or more PLOs

 

CLO1

CLO2

CLO3

CLO4

CLO5

CLO6

CLO7

CLO8

PLO1

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

PLO2

 

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

PLO3

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

PLO4

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

PLO5

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

PLO6

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

PLO7

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLO8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note: Undergraduate Collective PLOs in the table below. Not all PLOs are achieved in a single course.

PLO1

Apply a broad theoretical and technical knowledge of legal principles and concepts in diverse legal service contexts.

PLO2

Independently apply legal theoretical and technical knowledge to provide specialist and professional advice as a paralegal to a range of audiences.

PLO3

Critically analyse and evaluate information to provide effective solutions and assistance to existing and potential legal service clients..

PLO4

Apply reasoned judgements to solve problems in a variety of legal practice contexts with reference to ethical, regulatory and global perspectives.

PLO5

Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action strategies for improvement.

PLO6

Communicate business legal information and concepts to professionals and non-professionals in diverse contexts.

PLO7

Apply an adaptive and collaborative approach to working with others in a variety of business and professional contexts

PLO8

Apply, and integrate professional theory with practice in authentic Work Integrated Learning (WIL) contexts. **



 


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information. 

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities, contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task 1: Portfolio documentation 30%

Assessment Task 2: Research assignment and report 30%

Assessment Task 3: End of semester exam 40%

 

 

The assessment alignment table below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

 

Assessment

 

Course Learning Outcomes

CLO1

CLO2

CLO3

CLO4

CLO5

CL06

CLO7

CLO8

Task 1

x

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

Task 2

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

Task 3

x

x

x

x