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Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (GradCertLP)

  • C1132GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN LEGAL PRACTICE

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Title Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (GradCertLP)
Course Code C1132
Study Level Graduate Certificate
School School of Law
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Ms Anna Copeland | Email: a.copeland@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2980

Qualification Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (GradCertLP)
Duration 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description This course, taught on campus, allows you to gain the practice experience necessary for admission to the legal profession. It will place
you within the Clinical Legal Practice run in collaboration with SCALES Community Legal Centre. You can gain experience in
any or all of our practice areas such as human rights, family or generalist law. It gives you the opportunity to undertake varied
legal work under the supervision of our solicitors, including interviewing clients, legal research, formulating and giving advice as
well as law reform and policy work. It is only available to students who have undertaken Clinical Legal Education units throughout their degree.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Previous completion of one or more Clinical Legal Education Units as part of a Murdoch Law Degree (or Australian Law Degree).

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course you should be able to demonstrate your understanding of:
1. The role of a lawyer including professional responsibilities
2. The role of the law and the legal system in context.
Upon completion of this course you should be able to demonstrate the following skills effectively:
3. To be able to interview clients and take instructions
4. To be able to research and analyse the law
5. To be able to apply the law to the relevant facts
6. To formulate and give the best legal advice for your client
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to competently apply knowledge and skills in a practical manner through:
7. Legal practice across a range of areas of law
8. Strategic practice to progress your clients files
9. To be able to contribute to law reform and policy
10. To be able to contribute to the education (incl. supervision) of junior clinical students
Professional Recognition Recognised by the Legal Profession as meeting admission requirements for work placement experience.
Professional Accreditation Allows admission to the legal profession in WA and other Australian Jurisdictions. Accredited by College of Law and ANU
Main research areas Human Rights, Access to Justice, Civil Rights and Law and the Legal System
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 12 credit points

Core Units - 12 credit points

LLM512 Legal Practice Placement I - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 10 places), S2-internal (quota of 10 places)

LLM513 Legal Practice Placement II - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 10 places), S2-internal (quota of 10 places)

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