Interviewing for Advocacy
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- use cognitive skills to identify and evaluate theories of interviewing in a legal context;
- analyse the impact of social and political factors on clients and determine a considerate approach to client interviewing and questioning based on these factors;
- reflect on and apply relevant approaches to professional advocacy to various legal scenarios;
- demonstrate well developed communication and client interviewing skills specific to various legal situations and practice; and
- use initiative and critical thinking to effectively strategise, plan and complete oral interviews with clients in a legal context.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject is designed to familiarise students with the advanced and specialist knowledge of interviewing in the context of advocacy and preparation for litigation. The subject will introduce students to a broad understanding of theories of psychology, law, communication and linguistics relevant to interviewing, recognising rational and social political factors that may impact on questioning and interviewing different cohorts, such as Children, elderly and vulnerable, juveniles and Indigenous people.
The subject will also apply this theoretical knowledge to develop practical skills in effective interviewing questioning, and communication.
Group Interview: 750 words (or equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Individual Online Quiz: 10 Questions. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Witness Statements: 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 3-5 Essay: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3
- Group Interview (30%)
- Individual Online Quiz (10%)
- Witness Statements (20%)
- Essay (40%)
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