Courses & Units

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (L6B)

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice is 26-week full-time professional and practical training course conducted by the Centre for Legal Studies in Hobart. The course runs from February to July each year. It prepares law graduates for the conduct of legal practice. It is an approved course of practical legal training in the duties of a legal practitioner, for the purposes of the Legal Profession Act 2007 Section 25.

Duration

0.5 Years full time

Up to 2 Years part time

Location

Hobart

ATAR

See entry requirements below


Course intake

Hobart
Legal Practice
Hobart
Legal Practice

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone: 1300 363 864
Email: Course.Info@utas.edu.au
Online: Enquiries


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Duration

0.5 Years full time

Location

Hobart

Academic Requirements

See entry requirements below

CRICOS

Code: 040663G


Course intake

Hobart
Legal Practice
Hobart
Legal Practice

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone:+61 3 8676 7017
Online: International enquiries


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Course objectives

To ensure that aspiring practitioners have the essential knowledge, values, attitude and skills to practice law competently.

Course structure

Schedule

At the conclusion of the Unit trainees should be able to conduct civil litigation in first instance matters in courts of general jurisdiction and will have learnt fundamental advocacy skills.The Unit covers litigation strategy, conducting civil litigation, applications in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartLegal Practice

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is organised in to three modules: familiarisation with the Court, Applications and Submissions (practice and advocacy) and conducted defended criminal proceedings. Throughout the duration of the Course a series of fortnightly exercises are distributed to trainees in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartLegal Practice

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This module is concerned with the general areas of law comprising Commercial Practice as well as the role, and duties of a commercial practitioner. Trainees are given a series of seminars and workshops addressing business structures generally and in particular…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartLegal Practice

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Land Purchase and SalesThe unit is concerned with the transfer of interests in real estate, and business and other assets, and is primarily transaction based. There is a series of formal introductory lectures, which will cover the following areas: The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartLegal Practice

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This module is concerned with the principles governing, trust and general accounting in legal practice as well as the keeping of account records according to law and good practice to the standard expected of an employed solicitor.The format of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartLegal Practice

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit trainees gain an understanding of the practice and procedure in the Family Court and the Federal Magistrates' Court as well as an understanding of the role of the State Courts in dealing with matters arising from the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartLegal Practice

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is divided into five modules:lawyers' skills, which includes interviewing clients, advocacy, writing letters, drafting other documents and negotiating settlements,competency, ethics and professional responsibility, which includes acting ethically, discharging the legal duties and obligations of legal practitioners, complying with…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartLegal Practice

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Successful completion of the course is normal prerequisite for admission as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania.

Applicants need to have EITHER:

successfully completed an academic qualification in law leading to admission to the legal profession, OR

have no more than 2 academic subjects to complete:

(i) where none of the outstanding subjects is one of the academic areas of knowledge referred to in Schedule 1 of the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Rules 2010 (as amended by the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Amendment Rules 2014); and

(ii) for which the applicant must be enrolled while undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice; and

(iii) the applicant has received the prior permission of the Board of Legal Education to commence the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

1A If the applicant has completed their academic qualifications in law at a time that will be more than five years before their application to the Board of Legal Education for assessment of their academic qualifications for the purposes of admission, the applicant must, before entry to the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, apply for assessment of their academic qualifications under rule 4(3) of the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Rules 2010 (as amended by the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Amendment Rules 2014), and receive the Board's approval;

[see LEGAL PROFESSION (BOARD OF LEGAL EDUCATION) RULES 2010 (S.R. 2010, NO. 55)]

Credit Transfer and Articulation

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.