• Offered by ANU Legal Workshop
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Legal Practice
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Elizabeth Curran
    • Kerry Somerville-Brown
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
    Autumn Session 2014
    Winter Session 2014
    Spring Session 2014
    See Future Offerings

This compulsory course is an introduction to the GDLP. It orients students to the learning methods and software that students will be using, so they can take full value from the GDLP as an educational experience. It also serves as an introduction to the skills of legal practice that students will apply and develop across the GDLP. From the point of view of the APLEC/LACC Competency Statements for Entry-level Lawyers, this course sets the groundwork for:

  • Lawyer's Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Work Management and Business Skills.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Students will practise and must demonstrate a basic level of competency in the following areas:

  • Lawyer's Skills including:
    • communicate effectively
    • interviewing clients
    • writing letters
    • drafting other documents
    • negotiating settlements and agreements
    • facilitating early resolution of disputes
    • representing a client in court.

    Students will be introduced and given access to materials in: 

    • Problem Solving
      • analysing facts and identifying issues
      • analysing law
      • providing legal advice
      • generating solutions and strategies.
    • Work Management and Business Skills
      • managing personal time
      • managing risk
      • managing files
      • keeping client informed
      • working cooperatively.

    Note that this course is essentially introductory. Students will continue to develop all of these competencies for assessment across the GDLP, particularly in Professional Practice Core.

    Indicative Assessment

    Demonstration of basic competence in practical exercises Lawyers Skills including:

    • communicate effectively
    • interviewing clients
    • writing letters
    • drafting other documents
    • negotiating settlements and agreements
    • facilitating early resolution of disputes
    • representing a client in court.

     

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    Workload

    The Course is constructed around a full-time, face-to-face intensive that lasts five days (Monday to Friday). Each day of the intensive lasts essentially from 9.00am until 5.00pm. The course requires some prereading, available online, before the intensive.  Students will be able to access the prereading once they have enrolled in the course.

    Requisite and Incompatibility

    Incompatible LEGW8132

    Prescribed Texts

    Printed and online materials supplied to students.

    Fees

    Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

    If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

    Student Contribution Band:
    3
    Unit value:
    3 units

    If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

    Units EFTSL
    3.00 0.06250
    Domestic fee paying students
    Year Fee
    1994-2003 $681
    2004 $714
    2005 $714
    2006 $762
    2007 $762
    2008 $762
    2009 $762
    2010 $1458
    2011 $1473
    2012 $1473
    2013 $1473
    2014 $1473
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    1994-2003 $918
    2004 $951
    2005 $951
    2006 $951
    2007 $951
    2008 $951
    2009 $951
    2010 $1785
    2011 $1878
    2012 $1878
    2013 $1878
    2014 $1881
    Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

    Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

    The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
    Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

    Summer Session

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    Melbourne
    1502 06 Jan 2014 10 Jan 2014 10 Jan 2014 10 Jan 2014 In Person N/A
    Graduate Program
    1789 18 Feb 2014 24 Feb 2014 24 Feb 2014 24 Feb 2014 In Person N/A
    Brisbane
    1503 06 Jan 2014 10 Jan 2014 10 Jan 2014 10 Jan 2014 In Person N/A
    Canberra
    1504 13 Jan 2014 17 Jan 2014 17 Jan 2014 17 Jan 2014 In Person N/A
    Darwin
    1505 13 Jan 2014 17 Jan 2014 17 Jan 2014 17 Jan 2014 In Person N/A
    Sydney
    1784 13 Jan 2014 17 Jan 2014 17 Jan 2014 17 Jan 2014 In Person N/A
    Perth
    1586 20 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 In Person N/A
    Sydney
    1659 17 Mar 2014 21 Mar 2014 21 Mar 2014 21 Mar 2014 In Person N/A
    Canberra
    1660 17 Mar 2014 21 Mar 2014 21 Mar 2014 21 Mar 2014 In Person N/A
    Melbourne
    1785 17 Mar 2014 21 Mar 2014 21 Mar 2014 21 Mar 2014 In Person N/A

    Autumn Session

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    Darwin
    4436 16 Jun 2014 20 Jun 2014 20 Jun 2014 20 Jun 2014 In Person N/A
    Melbourne
    4437 23 Jun 2014 27 Jun 2014 27 Jun 2014 27 Jun 2014 In Person N/A
    Sydney
    4624 23 Jun 2014 27 Jun 2014 27 Jun 2014 27 Jun 2014 In Person N/A
    Adelaide
    4597 26 May 2014 30 May 2014 30 May 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A
    Perth
    4625 23 Jun 2014 27 Jun 2014 27 Jun 2014 27 Jun 2014 In Person N/A

    Winter Session

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    Brisbane
    5463 30 Jun 2014 04 Jul 2014 04 Jul 2014 04 Jul 2014 In Person N/A
    Canberra
    5464 30 Jun 2014 04 Jul 2014 04 Jul 2014 04 Jul 2014 In Person N/A
    Canberra
    5465 08 Sep 2014 12 Sep 2014 12 Sep 2014 12 Sep 2014 In Person N/A
    Melbourne
    5616 01 Sep 2014 05 Sep 2014 05 Sep 2014 05 Sep 2014 In Person N/A
    Wollongong
    5685 30 Jun 2014 04 Jul 2014 04 Jul 2014 04 Jul 2014 In Person N/A
    Sydney
    5722 25 Aug 2014 29 Aug 2014 29 Aug 2014 29 Aug 2014 In Person N/A

    Spring Session

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    Canberra
    8431 17 Nov 2014 21 Nov 2014 21 Nov 2014 21 Nov 2014 In Person N/A
    Adelaide
    8666 01 Dec 2014 05 Dec 2014 05 Dec 2014 05 Dec 2014 In Person N/A
    Hobart
    8671 17 Nov 2014 21 Nov 2014 21 Nov 2014 21 Nov 2014 In Person N/A
    Armidale
    8673 20 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 In Person N/A
    Townsville
    8432 01 Dec 2014 05 Dec 2014 05 Dec 2014 05 Dec 2014 In Person N/A
    Perth
    8433 24 Nov 2014 28 Nov 2014 28 Nov 2014 28 Nov 2014 In Person N/A
    Sydney
    8434 24 Nov 2014 28 Nov 2014 28 Nov 2014 28 Nov 2014 In Person N/A
    Toowoomba
    8435 24 Nov 2014 28 Nov 2014 28 Nov 2014 28 Nov 2014 In Person N/A
    Wollongong
    8597 01 Dec 2014 05 Dec 2014 05 Dec 2014 05 Dec 2014 In Person N/A
    Gold Coast
    8665 20 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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