• Offered by ANU Legal Workshop
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Legal Practice
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Benjamin Battcock
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2017
    Autumn Session 2017
    Winter Session 2017
    Spring Session 2017
    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
    2017 $1701
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2017 $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
    Brisbane
    1381 09 Jan 2017 12 Jan 2017 09 Jan 2017 12 Jan 2017 In Person N/A
    Sydney
    1527 09 Jan 2017 12 Jan 2017 12 Jan 2017 12 Jan 2017 In Person N/A
    Perth
    1690 09 Jan 2017 12 Jan 2017 12 Jan 2017 12 Jan 2017 In Person N/A
    Melbourne
    1698 16 Jan 2017 19 Jan 2017 19 Jan 2017 19 Jan 2017 In Person N/A
    Canberra
    1706 16 Jan 2017 19 Jan 2017 19 Jan 2017 19 Jan 2017 In Person N/A
    Graduate Program
    1881 08 Mar 2017 10 Mar 2017 10 Mar 2017 10 Mar 2017 In Person N/A
    Graduate Program
    1485 27 Feb 2017 01 Mar 2017 01 Mar 2017 01 Mar 2017 In Person N/A
    Canberra
    1382 06 Mar 2017 09 Mar 2017 09 Mar 2017 09 Mar 2017 In Person N/A
    Melbourne
    1383 06 Mar 2017 09 Mar 2017 09 Mar 2017 09 Mar 2017 In Person N/A
    Sydney
    1384 13 Mar 2017 16 Mar 2017 16 Mar 2017 16 Mar 2017 In Person N/A
    Government Graduate Program
    1524 13 Feb 2017 16 Feb 2017 16 Feb 2017 16 Feb 2017 In Person N/A
    Graduate Program
    1450 01 Mar 2017 03 Mar 2017 03 Mar 2017 03 Mar 2017 In Person N/A
    Piddington
    1484 17 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 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
    Wollongong
    5461 26 Jun 2017 29 Jun 2017 29 Jun 2017 29 Jun 2017 In Person N/A
    Perth
    5451 26 Jun 2017 29 Jun 2017 29 Jun 2017 29 Jun 2017 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
    Canberra
    6363 03 Jul 2017 06 Jul 2017 06 Jul 2017 06 Jul 2017 In Person N/A
    Brisbane
    6364 03 Jul 2017 06 Jul 2017 06 Jul 2017 06 Jul 2017 In Person N/A
    Melbourne
    6365 10 Jul 2017 13 Jul 2017 13 Jul 2017 13 Jul 2017 In Person N/A
    Sydney
    6467 10 Jul 2017 13 Jul 2017 13 Jul 2017 13 Jul 2017 In Person N/A
    Canberra
    6486 04 Sep 2017 07 Sep 2017 07 Sep 2017 07 Sep 2017 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
    Melbourne
    9349 04 Dec 2017 07 Dec 2017 07 Dec 2017 07 Dec 2017 In Person N/A
    Wollongong
    9350 27 Nov 2017 30 Nov 2017 30 Nov 2017 30 Nov 2017 In Person N/A
    Canberra
    9351 27 Nov 2017 30 Nov 2017 30 Nov 2017 30 Nov 2017 In Person N/A
    Sydney
    9352 04 Dec 2017 07 Dec 2017 07 Dec 2017 07 Dec 2017 In Person N/A
    Adelaide
    9353 11 Dec 2017 14 Dec 2017 14 Dec 2017 14 Dec 2017 In Person N/A

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