The unit provides an introduction to the theory and practice of social justice advocacy. We will examine campaigning using a combination of legal and other forms of advocacy. The aim is to teach students how to think creatively about how legal and broader advocacy strategies can be used to achieve social justice outcomes.
Learning in the unit will be structured around case studies of social justice litigation which will be used as a practical basis for exploring effective legal and non-legal strategies.
The prescribed text for the unit is George Hampel, Elizabeth Brimer, Randal Kune, Advocacy Manual (2016). The publisher has delivered 30 copies of the book to my office. They are available at the discounted price of $140. You can pay for the book online (http://www.advocacy.com.au/PublicationFormUni.htm). Make sure you put 'Macquarie' in the box marked 'University'. You will then be sent a receipt via email which you can present to me to collect your book. The benefit of this approach is that you save on shipping. Alternatively, you can have it delivered to your door for an extra $15.
The unit materials will be delivered online through the unit’s ilearn page. They will consist of links to readings, videos and pre-recorded lectures organised under a weekly structure. Students are expected to have completed all of these readings and watched all videos and recorded lectures prior to the seminars.
We will meet for two days of seminars to be held on Saturday 8 April and Sunday 9 April. We will reconvene on Saturday 6 May to carry out trial advocacy assessment task.