• Offered by ANU School of Legal Practice
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Legal Practice
  • Areas of interest Legal Practice
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Craig Collins
    • Dr Elizabeth Curran
    • Dr Michael Eburn
    • Pamela Taylor-Barnett
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in Summer Session 2018
    Autumn Session 2018
    Winter Session 2018
    Spring Session 2018
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Ready for Practice is a compulsory capstone course concluding the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP). This course complements and builds upon the legal knowledge, skills and values introduced in the Becoming a Practitioner intensive course, and as further developed by the Professional Practice Core course, Legal Practice Experience and elective courses. This course also assists students to reflect upon the portfolio of work and evidence gathered throughout their program.

Recognising the diverse careers of legal professionals, the course provides an avenue to reflect upon their roles in the profession, capabilities and intentions as they transition to becoming an Australian lawyer.
In this course students will be provided with opportunities to:
• Develop independent views of their own professional formation, values, aspirations and role as a lawyer. Discuss and practice responses and approaches to ethical dilemmas, through a Giving Voice to Values experiential module; and
• Further develop legal skills in an identified area, relative to individual students’ goals

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. Critically reflect on the student’s own portfolio of work and legal practice experience to develop, conceptualise and articulate a view of their own professional formation, including knowledge, skills and values.
2. Critically examine their role as a lawyer in the current and future context of legal services and legal practices.  
3. Evaluate the student’s own skills in the context of considering the type of legal professional the student would like to be, and communicate these ideas in oral form, to other students and teaching staff. 
4. Identify a legal skill for further development and research and apply established theories or techniques applicable to a complex task relating to that skill.  
5. Identify relevant concepts from the Giving Voice to Values approach to resolve a complex ethical dilemma or conflict and apply these concepts towards the resolution of that dilemma or conflict.

Other Information

For further information about this course or to apply for a permission code if you don't meet the prerequisite, please go to ANU School of Legal Practice website.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment is likely to consist of:
1.     Two Professional Formation tasks: 
a.      Online oral presentation
b.      Written reflection on Portfolio        (Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3)
2.     An advanced legal skills development task       (Learning Outcome 4)
3.     A Giving Voice to Values task: 
a.       Structured written analysis and 
b.      Online oral performance and participation          (Learning Outcome: 5)

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

The course is conducted intensively over three weeks with an expected average workload of 18-20 hours per week, including assessment activities.

It will require continuous online participation throughout the course, as students will be required to participate in formative assessment activities in order to satisfy course completion requirements.

Requisite and Incompatibility

The following courses must be completed prior to Ready For Practice: - 42units of LEGW courses including LEGW8141 Becoming a Practitioner; - LEGW8142 Professional Practice Core; - All GDLP electives except see below concurrent enrolment - All Legal Practice Experience (LPE) except see below concurrent enrolment Concurrent enrolment permitted for: - Legal Practice Experience (LPE) that concludes on or before the final day of Ready for Practice - One GDLP elective that concludes on or before the final day of Ready for Practice You will need to complete the Ready For Practice Permission Code Application form to apply: https://apollo.anu.edu.au/apollo/default.asp?pid=9649&script=true

You will need to contact the ANU School of Legal Practice to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

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
2018 $1468
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2057
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
1821 15 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 02 Feb 2018 Online N/A
1822 26 Feb 2018 02 Mar 2018 02 Mar 2018 16 Mar 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
5747 23 Apr 2018 27 Apr 2018 27 Apr 2018 11 May 2018 Online N/A
5748 28 May 2018 01 Jun 2018 01 Jun 2018 15 Jun 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
6844 09 Jul 2018 13 Jul 2018 13 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018 Online N/A
6845 20 Aug 2018 24 Aug 2018 24 Aug 2018 07 Sep 2018 Online N/A
Graduate Program
6913 02 Jul 2018 06 Jul 2018 06 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 Online N/A
Government Graduate Program
6914 02 Jul 2018 06 Jul 2018 06 Jul 2018 20 Jul 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
9706 15 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 02 Nov 2018 Online N/A
9707 12 Nov 2018 16 Nov 2018 16 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2018 Online N/A

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