Mini-Devilling Scheme module (LW52148)
A scheme for 5 diploma students to gain experience of the work of an Advocate. This is an opportunity to gain insight into the Faculty of Advocates
The scheme provides an opportunity for 5 diploma students to gain experience of the work of an Advocate.
This is an opportunity to gain insight into the Faculty of Advocates. It also allows you to develop your existing advocacy skills.
What you will learn
In this module you will:
- be assigned a Mini-Devilmaster by the Faculty of Advocates
- shadow a Mini-Devilmaster for approximately 8 weeks in semester 2 (one day per week)
- have the opportunity to tour Parliament House and the Court of Session. You will hear from senior counsel in organised talks
- develop key skills in professionalism, understanding of conflict of interest, and ethical behaviour
- have regular meetings with Diploma teaching staff to discuss your experiences
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
- be considerate of the client's perspective
- utilise high-level skills in legal thinking, critical thinking and flexibility
- prepare a summative final report
show knowledge of the work of an Advocate
Assignments / assessment
- one reflective report
- around 7,000 words
Professional Attributes (10%)
- attendance at and participation in tutorials
This module does not have a final exam.
Teaching methods / timetable
- independent study
The module lead will approve the forms of external activity that may form the basis of the module. Detail will be provided in the Mini-Devilling module handbook.
Taught sessions will provide guidance on preparing and presenting the assessed report.
You will meet with your supervisor for detailed discussion on your external activities. This will cover how these might relate to the academic content of your programme.
This module is available on following courses: