In-house practitioners are crucial to the daily function of the corporations and organisations they represent.

The LLM (Applied Law) with a major in In-house Practice enables:

  • Private practitioners moving in-house to develop their skills 
  • In-house practitioners to work more effectively in their role  

This program focuses on the commercial aspects of being an in-house lawyer. The law is covered, but always in the context of the commercial realities faced by in-house counsel.

It completely changes the way you practise. It takes you to another level. You can really tell lawyers that have actually done the course because they practise at a completely different level.

Catherine Leach

Managing Director, Leach Legal, Perth Australia



IHP101 Foundations of In-house Practice

IHP102 Managing Disputes

IHP111 Acting as a Company Secretary

IHP112 Managing the Legal Team

IHP116 Multi-Disciplinary Project Management

IHP00 Capstone Project

Advisory Board

David Cosgrave Director, Legal Services University of Southern Queensland 

Tony de Govrik In-house Legal Advisor, A C de Govrik & Associates

Dion Gooderham Senior Corporate Counsel, IAG 

Angela Taylor Global Head Legal and Compliance, Corporate Group in Financial Services Sector 

Chris Woodforde Principal and Owner, Bridgewater Strategies Pty Limited 

Emma Zipper General Counsel & Company Secretary, Bupa ANZ

Teaching Staff

Jairan Amigh Corporate Governance and Legal Professional 

David Cosgrave Director, Legal Services, University of Southern Queensland

Craig Smith Adjunct Lecturer, The College of Law and Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology

Jean-Paul Wallace General Counsel, CPD Contractors

Advisory Board

Chris Bland Principal, Legal Tradecraft Consulting

I found the lecturers very knowledgeable and also known in the industry so I felt like I was getting first-hand knowledge from people who knew what they were doing.

Carla Parsons, Director, Parsons Law

Applied Law Program

It changes the way you practice completely, it takes you to another level. You can really tell lawyers that have actually done the course because they practice at a completely different level.

Catherine Leach, Managing Director, Leach Legal

Applied Law Program

It’s great when you have lecturers who are academics leaders in the field or leading practitioners in the field and barristers. It makes you feel as though you’re going to have the edge on other people learning the same sort of course.

Edward Maragna, Solicitor, MRH Lawyers

Applied Law Program
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