Smart Casual: Reading Law
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This resource is part of the Smart Casual suite of professional development modules, which have been developed for and by Australian law teachers. This module explores how to help students build legal reading skills – skills fundamental to legal practice and important in law-related careers. It explores what critically reading law means, how it differs between types of legal documents, and how to help develop students’ close reading skills. This module covers: decoding, comprehension, metacognition, and critical reading strategies for a range of documents: case law, statutes, transactional documents, legal scholarship, policy and government reports.