General Course Information
1.1 Course details
|Course name:||Legal Research and Writing II|
|Programme offered under:||LLB Programme|
|Designated research course:||Not applicable|
|Prerequisites / Co-requisites:||Legal Research and Writing I|
|Course offered to non-law students:||No|
|Credit point value:||6 credits|
1.2 Course description
Legal Research and Writing (‘LRW’) II is a foundation skills course offered in the second semester of the second year. It follows on the LRW I course offered in the first semester of the first year. While LRW I introduces students to basic legal research and writing skills, LRW II builds on those skills and concentrates on the development of more lawyerly skills including drafting and oral presentation skills.
LRW II is a skills-training course and has been certified as a communication intensive course. It emphasises maximum participation and how much you gain depends on how much you put in. The lectures and tutorials work in tandem to help students develop skills such as oral presentation, legal drafting, conducting research, problem solving, legal reasoning and persuasive arguments.
The skills that you acquire in this course will be useful to you throughout your legal study and your future career.
1.3 Course teachers
|Course convenor / tutor||Eva Tamfirstname.lastname@example.org||CCT 514||By email|
|Course tutor||Alex Makemail@example.com||CCT 704||By email|
2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course
CLO 1 Legal research and analysis skills: students will be able to identify and analyse the legal issues from factual problems, and to use appropriate legal research resources to look for relevant materials.
CLO 2 Legal drafting skills: students will be able to demonstrate correct use of plain English and the use of appropriate terminology in drafting simple legal documents, bulletins and/or memoranda, and to express complex ideas clearly and concisely in writing.
CLO 3 Oral presentation skills: students will be able to use their legal analysis skills to prepare for oral presentation (in groups and individually). In conducting oral presentation, students will demonstrate confidence and persuasiveness, logical and effective organisation of ideas, effective design and use of Powerpoint slides and/or handouts to support the presentation, as well as effective teamwork.
2.2 LLB Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Please refer to the following link: https://course.law.hku.hk/llb-plo/
2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course
|PLO A||PLO B||PLO C||PLO D||PLO E||PLO F|
3.1 Assessment Summary
|Assessment task||Due date||Weighting||Feedback method*||Course learning outcomes|
|Class participation & assignments in tutorials||N/A||20%||1, 2, 3|
|Oral submission assessment (Assessment 1)||TBA||20%||1, 2, 3|
|Final take home written assignment (Assessment 2)||TBA||60%||1, 2, 3|
|*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)|
|1||A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle|
|2||Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle|
|3||Individual review meeting upon appointment|
|4||Group review meeting|
|5||In-class verbal feedback|
3.2 Assessment Detail
To be advised by course convenor(s).
3.3 Grading Criteria
Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf
4.1 Learning Activity Plan
|Lecture:||1 hour / week for 12 teaching weeks|
|Tutorial:||2 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
|Private study time:||9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.
4.2 Details of Learning Activities
To be advised by course convenor(s).
|Reading materials:||Reading materials are posted on Moodle|
|Core reading list:||TBA|
|Recommended reading list:||TBA|
Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/