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INTERACTIVE, HANDS-ON LEARNING

At the College of Law, you will learn by doing, not just reading.

You will learn key areas of competence through everyday scenarios that parallel real-life practice.

With no academic essay writing, you will solve everyday legal problems and complete hands-on tasks, such as:

  • Negotiating contracts and resolving real-life disputes
  • Drafting Contracts for Sale of real property and businesses
  • Drafting Statements of Claims and Affidavits
  • Identifying and solving common problems for clients
  • Operating trust accounts, billing and file management

 

YOUR STUDY. YOUR CHOICE.

PLT at the College of Law is available in two attendance modes. You can choose to study entirely online. Or you can opt for a blended experience incorporating both online and face-to-face learning. 

And depending on your lifestyle, you also get to choose between full-time and part-time study.

CHOOSE YOUR PREFERRED MODE OF STUDY

Full-time Part-time
15 weeks duration 30 weeks duration
30 - 35 hours study load 15 - 20 hours study load
Choose if you want to get admitted ASAP and have more time to dedicate to the program Choose if you want to balance your learning with other commitments

 

CHOOSE YOUR PREFERRED MODE OF ATTENDANCE

Online Blended On-campus*
Daytime: 5 days of online workshops at the beginning of the program Daytime: 5 days of onsite workshops at the beginning of the program 5 days of onsite workshops at the beginning of the program followed by 3 days of onsite workshops a week, 9am-3pm
Evening: Up to 12 online evening workshops Evening: Up to 12 onsite evening workshops
Full-time and part-time Full-time and part-time Full-time

*CRICOS approved course code 069734C

sUbjects

As part of the Coursework component, you will complete:

  • 5 compulsory subjects
  • 2 elective subjects

These may look similar to subjects you have undertaken in your law degree, but their content is quite different as they focus on the practice of law as opposed to substantive law.

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

  1. Civil Litigation Practice
  2. Commercial and Corporate Practice
  3. Property Law Practice
  4. Lawyer’s Skills
  5. Ethics and Professional Responsibility

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE TWO)

  1. Administrative Law Practice
  2. Criminal Law Practice
  3. Family Law Practice
  4. Consumer Law Practice
  5. Employment and Industrial Law Practice
  6. Planning and Environmental Law Practice
  7. Wills and Estates Practice
  8. Banking and Finance Practice

 

WORKSHOPS

You will begin your program with 5 days of online or onsite workshops. 

This week is a fun and engaging way to begin the program and develop the professional skills you’ll need as a lawyer. You’ll participate in workshops and group activities to kick-start your practical, self-paced online learning. 

 

LEARN FROM THOSE WITH BOOTS ON THE GROUND

At The College of Law, we know it's not just what you learn that's important, but also from whom you learn. That's why our lecturers are all successful, practicing lawyers. So you can expect the most relevant examples and up-to-date knowledge on contemporary issues facing legal practitioners. 

What better way to prepare yourself for the real world? 

 

A REAl-WORLD APPROACH TO ASSESSMENTS

Rather than exams, your assessments will give you the opportunity to practise thinking on your feet – just like a lawyer does. 

At the end of each subject, you’ll sit an oral assessment that simulates the conditions you’ll experience in actual law firms.

Here's how it will work - and why you'll be more competent lawyer for it.


REVIEW A CLIENT FILE

For each subject you’ll be given a case file and your lecturer will step into the shoes of your supervisor – mimicking how real matters operate.

 

DELIVER AN ORAL ASSESSMENT

After reviewing the case you’ll sit down with your supervisor to explain how and why you’ve settled on the conclusions  you’ve reached.

 

ENGAGE IN INTERACTIVE LEARNING

Beyond static written exams, the oral format offers you the chance to seek guidance and advice from your supervisor. They will ask questions, encouraging you to articulate your reasoning. 

 

GROW YOUR CONFIDENCE

During your PLT, you’ll sit down  with a senior lawyer on six  occasions to have constructive  conversations on improving your  presentation skills.