• Offered by ANU Legal Workshop
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Legal Practice
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Anneka Ferguson
    • Benjamin Battcock
    • Craig Collins
    • Dr Anthony Foley
    • Dr Elizabeth Curran
    • James Stewart
    • Judith Harrison
    • Seul-Gi Lee
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2016
    Autumn Session 2016
    Winter Session 2016
    Spring Session 2016
    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

    To enrol in this course you must be studying a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (6303XGDLP or 6312XGDLP) or Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP).

    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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

    Student Contribution Band:
    3
    Unit value:
    6 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
    6.00 0.12500
    Domestic fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2016 $1701
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2016 $2174
    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
    1420 11 Jan 2016 15 Jan 2016 15 Jan 2016 15 Jan 2016 In Person N/A
    Graduate Program
    1599 02 Mar 2016 04 Mar 2016 04 Mar 2016 04 Mar 2016 In Person N/A
    Cairns
    1819 25 Jan 2016 29 Jan 2016 29 Jan 2016 29 Jan 2016 In Person N/A
    Piddington
    1829 18 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 In Person N/A
    Government Graduate Program
    1838 15 Mar 2016 19 Mar 2016 19 Mar 2016 19 Mar 2016 In Person N/A
    Graduate Program
    1843 29 Feb 2016 01 Mar 2016 01 Mar 2016 01 Mar 2016 In Person N/A
    Canberra
    1538 07 Mar 2016 11 Mar 2016 11 Mar 2016 11 Mar 2016 In Person N/A
    Melbourne
    1597 07 Mar 2016 11 Mar 2016 11 Mar 2016 11 Mar 2016 In Person N/A
    Brisbane
    1421 11 Jan 2016 15 Jan 2016 15 Jan 2016 15 Jan 2016 In Person N/A
    Canberra
    1422 18 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 In Person N/A
    Darwin
    1423 18 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 In Person N/A
    Sydney
    1596 18 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 In Person N/A
    Perth
    1491 18 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 In Person N/A
    Sydney
    1537 14 Mar 2016 18 Mar 2016 18 Mar 2016 18 Mar 2016 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
    5363 13 Jun 2016 17 Jun 2016 17 Jun 2016 17 Jun 2016 In Person N/A
    Sydney
    5495 20 Jun 2016 24 Jun 2016 24 Jun 2016 24 Jun 2016 In Person N/A
    Adelaide
    5482 20 Jun 2016 24 Jun 2016 24 Jun 2016 24 Jun 2016 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
    6393 04 Jul 2016 08 Jul 2016 08 Jul 2016 08 Jul 2016 In Person N/A
    Canberra
    6394 27 Jun 2016 01 Jul 2016 01 Jul 2016 01 Jul 2016 In Person N/A
    Canberra
    6395 05 Sep 2016 09 Sep 2016 09 Sep 2016 09 Sep 2016 In Person N/A
    Melbourne
    6503 29 Aug 2016 02 Sep 2016 02 Sep 2016 02 Sep 2016 In Person N/A
    Wollongong
    6540 04 Jul 2016 08 Jul 2016 08 Jul 2016 08 Jul 2016 In Person N/A
    Sydney
    6566 22 Aug 2016 26 Aug 2016 26 Aug 2016 26 Aug 2016 In Person N/A
    Melbourne
    6713 04 Jul 2016 08 Jul 2016 08 Jul 2016 08 Jul 2016 Online N/A
    Perth
    6832 27 Jun 2016 01 Jul 2016 01 Jul 2016 01 Jul 2016 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
    9364 05 Dec 2016 09 Dec 2016 09 Dec 2016 09 Dec 2016 In Person N/A
    Hobart
    9540 12 Dec 2016 16 Dec 2016 16 Dec 2016 16 Dec 2016 In Person N/A
    Townsville
    9365 12 Dec 2016 15 Dec 2016 15 Dec 2016 15 Dec 2016 In Person N/A
    Perth
    9366 28 Nov 2016 02 Dec 2016 02 Dec 2016 02 Dec 2016 In Person N/A
    Sydney
    9367 05 Dec 2016 09 Dec 2016 09 Dec 2016 09 Dec 2016 In Person N/A
    Adelaide
    9465 19 Dec 2016 23 Dec 2016 23 Dec 2016 23 Dec 2016 In Person N/A
    Wollongong
    9482 28 Nov 2016 02 Dec 2016 02 Dec 2016 02 Dec 2016 In Person N/A
    Gold Coast
    9538 21 Nov 2016 25 Nov 2016 25 Nov 2016 25 Nov 2016 In Person N/A

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