Our course structure and subjects are designed to help you pass the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) examinations and set you on your way to becoming a legal practitioner.
Students complete 20 subjects throughout this course, 17 of which are compulsory and three elective subjects which are chosen by the student.
In the first four semesters, students take no more than two subjects per semester. When eight subjects are completed, three subjects per semester are permitted.
Students are awarded the Diploma in Law upon successful completion of 20 subjects. This satisfies the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession, the same as a University law degree. All students who wish to work as solicitors or barristers then complete separate practical legal training.
See the Course Information Handbook for full subject descriptions.
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The first 11 subjects of the course must be taken in sequential order.
Criminal Law and Procedure
Australian Constitutional Law
Law of Associations
These subjects are mandatory. Students may complete them in any order.
|Taxation and Revenue Law
Practice and Procedure
Students may select three elective subjects.
Conflict of Laws*
Intellectual Property Law*
Public International Law*
Competition and Consumer Law*
Advanced Statutory Interpretation*
Lectures and tutorials
The main method of content delivery are lectures. Apart from content delivery, lectures also assist in building a professional peer group and develop important legal (and exam) skills.
In some subjects online tutorials are available to assist students to develop their ability to use and analyse the material which they are learning in lectures.
Opt-in skills sessions are also offered. These assist students across the entire course to develop:
- legal research skills
- problem-solving skills
- citation and proof-reading skills
- exam skills.
Examinations and assessments
There is at least one compulsory assignment in each subject. The assignment result contributes 20 percent to the final mark. The pass mark in all subjects is 50 percent.
A student must sit for a total of at least two examinations in any two successive semesters.