• Offered by ANU School of Legal Practice
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Legal Practice
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Barry Yau
    • Craig Collins
    • Helen Rodriguez
    • Moira Murray
    • Tracey Mylecharane
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in Summer Session 2018
    Autumn Session 2018
    Winter Session 2018
    Spring Session 2018
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This course draws together the compulsory skills, practice areas and values from the APLEC/LACC Competency Statements for Entry-level Lawyers.

Learning Outcomes

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

By the completion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all the course requirements will: 
1. Develop and apply effective oral and written communication strategies in a variety of legal practice contexts. 
2. Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge at an entry level lawyer standard to conduct property and commercial law transactions and civil litigation matters.
3. Critically reflect on the breadth and scope of legal issues and applicable law relevant to a complex legal practice problem, develop solutions and advise a client on the available options.
4. Facilitate early resolution of disputes and negotiate settlements.
5. Apply knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice.
6. Apply knowledge and skills demonstrating independent judgement, self-management and accountability, and reflect on the student's own ethical and professional behaviours, responsibilities and experiences in order to improve future performance.
7. Explain requirements in relation to financial transactions and legal costs, and comply with relevant processes, law and good practice.
8. Collaborate effectively with peers, clients, staff, legal and other professionals to identify, analyse and solve legal practice problems.

Indicative Assessment

The assessment package includes:
1.    completion (with your colleagues) of transactions plus individual assessments in the Practice Areas: 
Civil Litigation (LO 1, 2, 3 & 8)       
Commercial and Corporate Practice (LO 1, 2, 3, 4 & 8)       
Property Practice (LO 1, 2, 3 & 8)
2.    individual assessments outside the transactional environment in Trust and Office Accounting and Ethics and Professional Responsibility. (LO 3,4,5,6,&7)

Portfolio Development: as you proceed through the GDLP you will collate examples of your professional development towards the skills, attributes and identity formation required of a competent entry level lawyer.  The items collated in this portfolio will be utilised in the final Ready for Practice course and may provide you with useful templates for your entry into practice.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

This is an online course without in-person class contact time. The course is a substantial one and students should expect to spend 15 to 20 hours per week on it. The time you will need to spend working on the course will depend to some extent on your pre-existing knowledge and experience of practice.

The sorts of activities that you will be engaged in will include:

  • working with your colleagues and supervisors on transactions
  • accessing print and online materials so you can complete your transaction work
  • contributing to online discussions and reflective work on your learning
  • completing some assessments outside the transactional environment
  • working with your practice mentor to compile your evidence for attaining competencies.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (6303XGDLP or 6312XGDLP) and completed or be completing LEGW8141. OR Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP) and completed or be completing LEGW8141.

Prescribed Texts

We provide all materials online.

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:
18 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
18.00 0.37500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4402
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $6167
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
1811 29 Jan 2018 02 Feb 2018 16 Feb 2018 20 Apr 2018 Online N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Graduate Program
5739 16 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 04 May 2018 06 Jul 2018 Online N/A
Non-Graduate Program
5740 16 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 04 May 2018 06 Jul 2018 Online N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6834 23 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018 10 Aug 2018 12 Oct 2018 Online N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9704 24 Sep 2018 28 Sep 2018 12 Oct 2018 14 Dec 2018 Online N/A

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