- Length Minimum 1 year
- Minimum 72 Units
- Academic plan MLEGP
- CRICOS code NO CRICOS
Mode of delivery
Field of Education
- Legal Practice
The Master of Legal Practice is designed for LLB, LLB(Hons) and JD graduates who wish to be admitted to legal practice and to undertake further graduate study in law and/or to advance their career in professional practice.
Students have the option of exiting with a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice after the initial 48 units, or continuing study to complete the Masters. Once students have completed the initial 48 units of LEGW coded courses, they will be able to apply for direct admission as a legal practitioner in most Australian jurisdictions, or reciprocal admission in the others.
The program offers a variety of courses focussing on developing depth and sophistication in areas of legal practice and/or other sub-disciplines. The program brings together academics and experienced practitioners to offer students a synthesis of the academic and the practical towards an aim of practice informed by evidence and theory.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Upon successful completion, students will have skills and knowledge to:
- Demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge of law and legal practice, applicable research principles and methods in a range of contexts to generate complex ideas and reflect critically on the theory and practice of law.
- Demonstrate specialised knowledge of recent developments in legal practice.
- Apply professional knowledge, skills and ethical responsibilities to review, analyse and synthesise knowledge and information to advise and represent clients and other stakeholders.
- Demonstrate specialised technical skills to generate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level and apply critical thinking, creativity and initiative to justify conclusions and solutions.
- Investigate, critically reflect on and communicate information to inform diverse audiences of complex theoretical and practical ideas, concepts, strategies, courses of action and solutions in legal practice contexts.
- Demonstrate high level personal autonomy and accountability in legal practice through professional and ethical behaviour.
- Evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments in legal practice, or apply established theories in different fields, to contribute to scholarship and professional legal practice.
- Design, theorise, plan, execute and evaluate a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship relating to legal practice.
Further InformationIf you are currently in receipt of CentreLink benefit payments, or looking at recieving CentreLink benefit payments, please contact the ANU School of Legal Practice on 02 6125 4463 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your study options.
For further information on this program, please visit the MLP website.
Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) or Juris Doctor, or equivalent. The Diploma in Law awarded by the Legal Profession Admission Board is also accepted for admission to this program.
English Language Requirements
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
Assessment of Qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
The Master of Legal Practice requires the completion of 72 units, which must consist of:
A minimum of 36 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
LEGW8141 Becoming a Practitioner
LEGW8142 Professional Practice Core
LEGW8143 Legal Practice Experience
LEGW8152 Ready For Practice
A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses in the following list:
LEGW8010 Banking & Finance Law
LEGW8106 Criminal Practice
LEGW8107 Family Law Practice
LEGW8114 Wills and Estates Practice
LEGW8118 Administrative Law Practice
LEGW8135 Consumer Law Practice
LEGW8136 Employment and Industrial Practice
LEGW8137 Planning and Environmental Practice
A maximum of 3 units from completion of LEGW8124 Government Law Practice
A minimum of 12 units from completion of advanced legal practice courses from the following list:
LAWS8030 Advanced Succession Practice
LAWS8072 Statutory Interpretation
LAWS8074 Personal Injuries Compensation
LAWS8076 Digital Media and Communication Law and Practice
LAWS8104 Legislation and Legislative Drafting
LAWS8116 Dispute Management
LAWS8131 Commercial Drafting
LAWS8132 Advocacy - Family Law
LAWS8143 Federal Litigation
LAWS8144 Conflict of Laws
LAWS8150 Principles of Evidence Under the Uniform Act
LAWS8155 Human Rights Litigation
LAWS8156 Commonwealth Compensation Law
LAWS8157 Special Topics in Legal Practice
LAWS8218 Advanced Contracts
LAWS8220 Government Contracts
LAWS8278 Environmental Dispute Management
LAWS8301 Graduate Research Unit
LAWS8317 Technology Transfer and Commercialisation
LAWS8318 The Future of Legal Practice
LAWS8319 Legal Entrepreneur
LAWS8321 Advanced Will Drafting
LAWS8322 Estate Planning: Issues and Strategies
LAWS8323 Strategic Negotiation Skills
LAWS8325 In-House Corporate and Government Legal Practice
LAWS8326 Law, Lawyers, Justice - Regional, Rural, Remote
LAWS8331 Strata Law and Practice in the 21st Century City
LAWS8580 Family Law (Property)
LAWS8581 Foundations of Family Law
LAWS8584 Insolvency Law
LAWS8591 Family Law (Children)
LAWS8592 Intellectual Property Law in Practice
LAWS8593 Procurement and Probity Law and Practice
LAWS8324 Law and Organising for Reform, Justice and Inclusion
A maximum of 12 units from completion of further 8000-level courses in the subject area LAWS Law