Advocacy skills are key for all lawyers. The ability to be able to persuasively put forward your client’s position is key, whether inside or outside the courtroom.

This subject is a skills-based subject, focused on developing your skill at preparation and argument. You will participate in various exercises such as presenting an opening statement, examination-in-chief, cross-examination, re-examination and argument. Throughout the workshop you will be provided feedback from senior practitioners and the opportunity to practise and hone your skills. Strong emphasis is placed on teaching you the skills of preparation which will make you a successful advocate, inside or outside the courtroom.

This is a general advocacy subject which will have direct practical relevance to you, regardless of your area of practice. Please note: This subject is  intensive with a compulsory face-to-face workshop.

This subject has been developed in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Advocacy and is offered as an intensive. 


Topics in this subject include:

  • Fundamentals of advocacy
  • The opening address
  • Examination-in-chief, cross-examination and re-examination
  • The closing address
  • Techniques in questioning
  • Structure of arguments and techniques of argument
  • Communication in court


How to enrol

1. Download and read the Program Manual (PDF).
This document contains all the terms and conditions relating to your enrolment at The College of Law.

2. Decide on your program and initial subject/s

3. Enrol online



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