Postgraduate Applied Law Programs
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The Postgraduate Applied Law Programs are developed for practitioners, by practitioners, and focus on developing technical and practical proficiency through innovative problem-based learning.
They are designed on the basis of learning by doing — the application of legal skills to realistic tasks and scenarios that practitioners encounter in practice.
Whatever your goals may be, The College of Law’s Postgraduate Applied Law Programs (ALP) can give you the confidence and knowledge you need to move to the next stage in your career.
If you are ready to enrol please click the link below, otherwise please review the information about our programs carefully. We welcome your enquiries so please contact us if you have any questions.
What you will gain from a College of Law Applied Law Program
Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of substantive law and practice
Client awareness: Better understanding of client needs and how to resolve disputes
Analytical thinking: Ability to think critically to advise and resolve disputes effectively
Communication skills: Effective communication with clients, other legal professionals and related service providers
Interpersonal skills: Excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills
Self-awareness: An awareness of personal strengths and limitations
Ease of engagement: Ability to engage in meaningful discourse within the legal profession at various levels
Practical application: Ability to apply knowledge to professional conduct and your duty to the client, court and the community
Self-directing learning: Aptitude for self-directed, life-long learning
Fulfilment: Fulfilment of CPD requirements
LLM (Applied Law)
Tailor your program to suit your needs – choose one or two majors
Master of Applied Law (Family Law)
The preferred program for family lawyers
Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Practice
A pathway to becoming a family dispute resolution practitioner
Nationally Accredited Mediation Training Program, Workshop and Assessment
For those seeking to become accredited mediators under the National Mediator Accreditation System
You may enrol in a single subject and claim CPD points on the basis of the study in that subject. Assessment is optional – but if you later choose to proceed to an award qualification, you will need to complete the relevant assessment.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE OF LAW LLM
To receive the LLM (Applied Law), you need to complete eight subjects – including the Capstone Project or Major Project.
To receive the LLM (Applied Law) with a major, you are required to complete:
- three subjects as well as your Capstone Project or Major Project – both of which must come from your major subject area
- Electives from any area
For the double major:
- You will be combining two major practice areas of study within one LLM (Applied Law) program
- You still receive a single degree – but with two majors
- You are required to complete at least four subjects per major with one of the eight subjects being a Capstone or Major Project in one of the majors
- A very limited Recognition of Prior Learning can be granted. You may apply for a maximum of one specified credit per major. Unspecified Credit cannot be applied to a double major LLM (Applied Law).
Explore your practice area options, view subjects available and see who is behind the programs.
LLM (Applied Law) majoring in
LLM (Applied Law) majoring in Commercial Transactions
LLM (Applied Law) majoring in Family Law
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||LLM (Applied Law) majoring in Government and Public Sector Law
LLM (Applied Law) majoring in In-house
|Legal Practice Management
||LLM (Applied Law) majoring in Legal Practice Management
Nationally Accredited Mediation Training
LLM (Applied Law) majoring in Property Law
LLM (Applied Law) majoring in Wills
I found the lecturers very knowledgeable and also known in the industry so I felt like was getting first-hand knowledge from people who knew what they were doing.
To enrol in the Postgraduate Applied Law Programs you must hold a law degree.
To enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Practice (FDRP) you must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Psychology or Social Work. Applicants from other dispute resolution backgrounds can be considered.
Please view the Program Manual (PDF) for more information.
CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING
Are you a College of Law graduate with the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice? If so, you may be eligible for two subject credits.
You may also be eligible for credit if you studied with another provider.
The College’s Credit for Prior Learning Policy encourages practitioners who have completed previous postgraduate and other recognised study to apply for credit towards either the LLM (Applied Law) or the Master of Applied Law (Family Law).
A maximum of three subject credits may be granted for the Masters awards.
Most subjects are offered online via our online learning portal. However some subjects are offered in face-to-face mode. Please review the handbook or individual subject details to learn more. Online study allows you to complete your studies when and where you choose. The program is accessible via your mobile device, allowing you to study while travelling, working – or wherever you have online access.
hours of study
For each subject, we recommend that you allow 8-10 hours of study per week for your online learning and activities. However, you will need to devote additional time for tutorials, assessment tasks and exam preparation.
If you work full-time, we recommend one subject per semester – or two at most.
Fees and payment options
The subject fee for 2017 is $3,090 (GST exempt). Our fees are reviewed annually and may vary during your enrolment.
Fees are paid in full at the time of enrolment each semester. You may pay by cheque, EFT or credit card.
Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent humanitarian visas may defer their tuition fee payment through the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP scheme.
Semester 1 2017
Commences Monday 6 March 2017
Census date: Wednesday 29 March 2017
End date: Friday 16 June 2017
Semester 2 2017
Commences Monday 7 August 2017
Census date: Thursday 31 August 2017
End date: Friday 17 November 2017
how to enrol
You can enrol online today!
But before you do, please check you have the following:
- Certified hard copy of official academic transcript or graduation certificate (LLB, JD, DipLaw). You may also upload a certified colour copy of your transcript when enrolling online
- Payment or if applying online by FEE-HELP, your TFN is required
- Hard copy Application for Recognition of Prior Learning if applying for credit or complete online
- Specialist accreditation certificate (GDLP or other)
- Proof of name change (if applicable)
Then follow these three steps to enrol: