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Foundations in Legal SkillsPortfolio AssessmentPage 1 of 9Page 2 of 9Assignment BriefAs part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required tosubmit a Foundations in Legal Skills assignment. Please refer to your StudentHandbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and generalinformation on preparing and submitting assignments.Learning Outcomes:After completing the module you should be able to:1. Identify and provide evidence of personal qualities and transferable skillsnecessary for employability and further study.2. Use methods of enquiry to explore personal development opportunities andrelated issues.3. Identify, retrieve and evaluate legal material for a given purpose and use suchmaterial appropriately.4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate legal information in an appropriate formto a given scenario.This assignment will assess Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3 & 4.Your assignment should include: a title page containing your student number, themodule name, the submission deadline and a word count; the appendices if relevant;and a reference list in OSCOLA format. You should address all the elements of theassignment task listed below.Warning:QLD Regulations require that unfair practice findings are referred to the SRA (SolicitorsRegulation Authority) and BSB (Bar Standards Board) and can prevent admission as abarrister or a solicitor. Take your referencing seriously. Do not risk your career.Maximum word count: 3000 wordsPlease note that exceeding the word count by over 10% will result in a reductionin grade by the same percentage that the word count is exceeded.Page 3 of 9Assignment TaskThis assessment comprises of THREE tasks. You must complete ALL tasks.All three tasks MUST be submitted in a single in the same Word or Pdf document.Each PowerPoint in your presentation prepared for Task 1 MUST be individuallycopied and pasted into the Word or Pdf document.Task 1You are a newly qualified solicitor at Arden LLP. You have been asked by yoursupervising partner to deliver a 30-minute professional development seminar forthe new intake of trainee solicitors and paralegals on the topic of:‘How to conduct an effective client interview’Prepare and submit a series of 12 PowerPoint slides which would underpin such apresentation giving consideration to:• the complexity of the subject matter and your target audience• the amount of information and the time constraints• the structure of your presentation• correct referencing practice in relation to all sources(LO 3-4)(12 slides)Page 4 of 9Task 2Produce an annotated bibliography of relevant sources (excluding case andstatutory materials) for the following research problem:Discuss the potential impact of the provisions contained in the Corporate Manslaughterand Corporate Homicide Act 2007.You should NOT write an essay answering the question. You should construct anannotated bibliography of eight entries. Each entry must be accompanied by a shortparagraph (annotation):• Summarising the source• Evaluating the source for credibility and reliability• Explaining why you chose the source• Explaining how the source helps you answer the question on impactAt least three of the entries must be drawn from freely accessible material on theinternet (i.e. not taken from Westlaw or any other subscription service).(LO 3-4)(1250 words)Page 5 of 9Task 3There are THREE Parts to this task, parts (i), (ii) and (iii). You must complete ALLparts of this taski. Prepare a CV as if you were applying for your ideal legal graduate positionor a legal work placement. Your CV should be no more than two sides ofA4. ii.Produce a covering letter to accompany your CV prepared in (i) above.This should be no more than one side of A4. iii. Prepare a reflective statement which evaluates your personal skillsdevelopment whilst participating in the Foundations in Legal Skills module.You may include references to knowledge and skills acquired via otherLevel Four modules such as English Legal System if relevant. This shouldbe no more than one side of A4.(LO 1-2)(1250 words)Page 6 of 9GuidelinesYou MUST underpin your analysis and evaluation of the key issues with appropriateand wide-ranging case law and ensure this is referenced using the OSCOLA system.The My Study Skills Area contains an OSCOLA Referencing Interactive Tutorial. Youmust use the OSCOLA referencing method in your assignment.Additional notes:Students are required to indicate the exact word count on the title page ofthe assessment.The word count excludes the title page, tables, figures, diagrams, footnotes,reference list and appendices. Where assessment questions have been reprintedfrom the assessment brief these will also be excluded from the word count. ALL otherprinted words ARE included in the word count See ‘Word Count Policy’ on thehomepage of this module for more information.Page 7 of 9


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