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Legal Argument & Narrative
Last Updated Date:   13 June 2022


5 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
Narrative plays a prominent role in the persuasive presentation of facts in common law systems of litigation, but it is also a strong element in legal reasoning and judicial decisions. This module will analyse the pervasive reach of narrative in the law, particularly in the common law; examine why narrative is such an effective tool of legal persuasion; and explore advanced techniques of narrative.

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Course Convenor: A/P Helena Whalen-Bridge

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4209V / LL5209V / LL6209V / LLJ5209V

Contact Hours: 3 hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 15%; Fact Evaluation - 25% [*Due: (1) Case Selection, soft copy to Canvas, Fri 3 Feb 2023 (11pm), and (2) Fact Evaluation Assignment,soft copy to Canvas: Fri, 17 Feb 2023 (11pm)] & Fact Construction - 60% [*Due soft copy to Canvas : Thu, 20 April 2023 (11pm); identical hard copy to Student Counter - Fri, 21 April 2023 (4pm)] (*both assignments can be submitted earlier)

Preclusions: Nil

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: 100% Continuous Assessment

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