Our Education Philosophy

The College of Law is a school of professional practice, devoted to developing lawyers who’ll uphold the rule of law and apply its precepts ethically and skilfully.

The College of Law upholds the various principles in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and engagement with the profession and community.


Lewis Patrick,
General Manager Education
“As General Manager, Education at The College of Law, I have seen enormous changes over the years in the way we approach and deliver our courses.

As legal practice has developed and changed, we have adapted our courses to meet the needs of the profession for flexible learning. These developments have been guided by our Principles which you can read about below. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The College vision brings together a spirit of free intellectual enquiry and a sense of practical discipline in the application of the law, in order to serve the:

  • Interests of justice
  • Efficient conduct of business
  • Rights of individuals before the law.

To ensure we meet the learning needs of the practising legal profession for high standards and contemporary legal knowledge, we’re continually strengthening our:

  • Research and scholarship activities
  • Teaching and learning policies
  • Engagement with the profession and community.

Principles in Research and Scholarship

The overall objective is to be consistently at the forefront of new thinking, study and experimentation associated with best practice standards in the delivery of legal services to the community.

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Principles in Teaching and Learning

The College supports teaching and learning. Click on the link below for more.

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Principles of Engagement with the Profession and Community

The College actively contributes to the intellectual life of the legal profession and the community by engaging in a range of activities beyond core teaching and scholarship activities.

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Resilience@law

Resilience@law is a collaboration between the College of Law and five major national law firms: Allens, Ashurst, Clayton Utz, Herbert Smith Freehills and King & Wood Mallesons to take a leadership role in raising awareness and understanding of the nature and impact of stress, depression and anxiety across the legal profession (from graduate lawyers through to partners).

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Creation and Use of Graduate Attributes at The College of Law

Studying for a postgraduate qualification at The College of Law is not just about acquiring knowledge and skills for use in practice.

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The online Masters of Applied Law has helped my clients, my firm and me.

Nicole Smith

Family Law

Postgraduate Student