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.
The Master of Legal Practice requires the completion of 72 units, of which:
48 units must come from completion of courses from the subject area LEGW Legal Workshop
24 units must come from completion of 8000-level courses from the subject are LAWS Law
The 72 units must consist of:
30 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
LEGW8141 Becoming a Practitioner
LEGW8142 Professional Practice Core (24 units)
A minimum of 3 units from completion of LEGW8143 Legal Practice Experience
A minimum of 6 units from completion of legal practice courses from the following list:
LEGW8114 Wills Probate and Administration Practice
LEGW8135 Consumer Law Practice
LEGW8136 Employment and Industrial Law Practice
LEGW8118 Administrative Law Practice
LEGW8137 Planning and Environment Law Practice
LEGW8106 Criminal Law Practice
LEGW8107 Family Law Practice
LEGW8124 Government Law Practice
A minimum of 12 units from completion of advanced legal practice courses from the following list:
LAWS8030 Advanced Succession Practice
LAWS8074 Personal Injuries Compensation
LAWS8131 Commercial Drafting
LAWS8143 Federal Litigation
LAWS8150 Principles of Evidence Under the Uniform Act
LAWS8155 Human Rights Litigation
LAWS8156 Commonwealth Compensation Law
LAWS8301 Graduate Research
A maximum of 12 units from completion of further 8000-level courses in the subject area LAWS Law
In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test.
You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application.
Bachelor LLB, LLB (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.
All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students
Students that have completed all compulsory courses and have a maximum of 12 units (2 courses) to complete in their LLB, LLB (Hons) or JD program may apply for concurrent enrolment to complete their remaining electives at the same time as commencing the first courses of the MLP.
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.
If you are currently in receipt of CentreLink benefit payments, or looking at recieving CentreLink benefit payments, please contact the ANU Legal Workshop on 02 6125 4463 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your study options.