Graeme Blank

Lecturer
LLB (Hons); GradDipLegPrac (ANU)
+61 2 6125 8268
Room 2.104

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Biography

For over ten years Graeme Blank’s research interest has been the effective analysis of communication skills in the legal profession and beyond. As a barrister and accredited mediator, Graeme’s specialisation is in how issues are identified, deconstructed and then rebuilt to create an effective persuasive presentation, whether in court, keynote speech, letter of advice or negotiation. Graeme teaches advocacy and negotiation around Australia, in Asia and the USA and has developed a mind-map (“the Circles Method”) to identify the relevant issues and then allocate facts to them to help organise the information. This technique is being used for coaching in both law and non-law environments. Graeme aims to find better methods to improve how case analysis is taught to enable students and practitioners to be more effective and time efficient in preparing for trials and other presentations.

Graeme’s other research interest is in insolvency law and helping students and practitioners better understand at both theoretical and practical level the issues involved where financial pressure arises on individuals and companies.

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Research biography

For over ten years Graeme Blank’s research interest has been the effective analysis of communication skills in the legal profession and beyond. As a barrister and accredited mediator, Graeme’s specialisation is in how issues are identified, deconstructed and then rebuilt to create an effective persuasive presentation, whether in court, keynote speech, letter of advice or negotiation. Graeme teaches advocacy and negotiation around Australia, in Asia and the USA and has developed a mind-map (“the Circles Method”) to identify the relevant issues and then allocate facts to them to help organise the information. This technique is being used for coaching in both law and non-law environments. Graeme aims to find better methods to improve how case analysis is taught to enable students and practitioners to be more effective and time efficient in preparing for trials and other presentations.

Graeme’s other research interest is in insolvency law and helping students and practitioners better understand at both theoretical and practical level the issues involved where financial pressure arises on individuals and companies.

Research interests

Current courses

Previous courses

Year Course code Course name
2018 LAWS8132
Class #1877
Advocacy - Family Law
2017 LAWS8584
Class #3751
Insolvency Law
2016 LAWS8132
Class #5735
Advocacy
2017 LAWS8132
Class #5637
Advocacy - Family Law

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