• Offered by ANU School of Legal Practice
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • David Letts
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Spring Session 2020
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This course aims to provide the ADF Legals' Officer Special Career Structure (LOSCR) with the military advocacy law component of Legal Training Module 2.  This is the educational requirement for ADF Legal Officers to qualify for legal competency level LL3 under the LOSCR approved by the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal.

A student who has successfully completed the course should have:

  • a thorough understanding of the role of ADF Legal Officers in military advocacy
  • an understanding of the process of marshalling information in a Military Court environment
  • an understanding of the process of adducing information and the legal context for it
  • an understanding of the factors to be considered in presentation and of the reasons for them
  • the ability to demonstrate the desired attributes of a military advocate.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in applying communication skills (oral, written and non-verbal) in a military environment;
  2. Understand the unique requirements of applying military advocacy skills in various fora in which a military legal officer might practice;
  3. Appreciate different approaches that can be adopted to the effective delivery of military legal training in a range of scenarios and in response to different audiences;
  4. Demonstrate appropriate techniques for presenting written and oral briefings to senior military officers; and
  5. Recognise how civilian legal ‘best practice’ in the management of a legal office can be successfully adapted to the military legal environment.

Indicative Assessment

  1. To satisfy Defence's competency requirements: (null) [LO null]
  2. 100% practical advocacy exercises during intensive. (100) [LO null]

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Five day intensive seminar with on-line communications before and after.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying the Graduate Certificate of Military Law (CMILL) or the Graduate Diploma of Military Law (DMILL).

Prescribed Texts

To be confirmed


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5292
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5292
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9419 30 Nov 2020 04 Dec 2020 04 Dec 2020 04 Dec 2020 Online or In Person N/A

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