Legal Profession Support Package

Legal Profession Support Package

What is the LEGAL PROFESSION SUPPORT PACKAGE?

The College of Law has developed a support package for the legal profession with a total value of AU $3M. The package offers scholarships enabling successful applicants to attain a qualification in a range of program areas and is designed to support professionals in the legal services industry who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.

 

“We at the College have been thinking for some time how we can best support the profession during this difficult time. We know that many firms and practices have seen a decline in business and that many legal professionals have lost their jobs. The College exists to support lawyers into and through their careers and we therefore have enormous sympathy for our colleagues who are coming to grips with challenges like these.

It is essential for the Australian economy as a whole that the legal industry emerges from this as strong if not stronger than before. However, we know that funds will be tight in the early stages and re-hiring may be slow to take off.

We feel the best contribution we can make is to assist the profession in upskilling to assist individuals seeking employment or looking to reposition their careers, and firms to expand their skill base“. Read full media release here.

Neville Carter AM - The College’s CEO and Principal

PACKAGE COMPONENTS

The main components to this package are:

  1. Up to 300 scholarships to support training toward a Graduate Certificate in Applied Law within any of the College’s range of eleven specialist practice areas.
  2. Up to 100 scholarships to support training towards a Graduate Certificate within the College’s Legal Business Management program.
  3. As part of this package there will also be a New Zealand Master of Law (Applied Law) Scholarship for New Zealand citizens/permanent residents.
  4. Also included is knowledge and skill development around the changing nature of the legal profession and of legal services delivery, achieved via access without fee to the extensive range of programs offered by the Centre for Legal Innovation and complimentary membership of its Legalpreneurs Lab for the duration of the scholarship

 

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABILITY

Scholarships will be available for study commencing in subject intakes from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 inclusive.

 

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

There are three criteria for the award of a scholarship.

1. Negative Impact of COVID-19

Demonstrated direct negative impact of COVID-19 related economic circumstances on career, broadly at the level of government endorsed guidelines (30%).

2. Commitment to Career Development

Demonstrated commitment to re-forging career utilising education strategies to build career-relevant knowledge, skills and credentials.

3. Positive Benefit for Profession and Community

Demonstrated likely positive impact of career strategy on the wider legal profession and the communities it serves.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT PROGRAMS

Postgraduate Applied Law Subjects

Our range of Applied Law subjects are designed to consolidate skills in specialised areas of practice or provide a solid grounding for someone wanting to explore a change of practice direction. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Law provides credit into the Graduate Diploma or the Master of Laws.

Choose from Business Law/ Commercial Litigation/ Family Law / Property Law / Mediation & Dispute Resolution / Wills & Estates amongst other streams. 

Graduate Certificate in Applied Law – two 12-week subjects

 

Legal Business Subjects

The Legal Business subjects are designed for legal professionals consolidating or seeking a leadership role in the legal services industry. The Graduate Certificate in Legal Business is targeted at legal service industry professionals who manage a legal business or want to gain the knowledge and tools to adapt to disruptive forces and take on legal industry challenges. The Graduate Certificate in Legal Operations is targeted at the professionals in operations management especially in corporate legal departments. Successful completion of these Graduate Certificates provides credit into the Graduate Diploma or Master of Legal Business.

 

  • Graduate Certificate in Legal Business – four 6-week subjects 
  • Graduate Certificate in Legal Operations - four 6-week subjects

 

New Zealand Post Graduate Applied Law Program

The New Zealand Master of Laws (Applied Law) programme is developed by New Zealand practitioners for New Zealand practitioners. It is targeted at practising New Zealand lawyers looking to further career or develop a practice. It offers a choice of four practice area majors being Criminal Law, Family Law, In-house Practice, Wills, Estates and Trusts.

 

Centre for Legal Innovation Resources

The Centre for Legal Innovation offers a number of useful resources on its website covering areas such as innovation, legal technology, design thinking amongst others. There are videos, podcasts and articles freely available for viewing and/or download. Successful scholarship applicants will receive free membership of the Centre’s Legalpreneurs Lab for the duration of the scholarship.

 

FORMAT

All subjects are delivered 100% online and involve a combination of self-paced study, interaction with your teacher and other students, and practice-based assessment tasks.

The College’s programs are designed for part-time flexible study with the realities of work and/or family needs in mind. With over ten years of experience in delivering online programs at the postgraduate level we are now one of the largest providers of postgraduate programs in law in Australia.

 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED LAW Australia

A Graduate Certificate in Applied Law comprises any two subjects from a range of over 81 subjects in 11 practice specialisations.

  1. Firstly please read the Terms and Conditions before you proceed further, in order to assess your eligibility.
  2. Have a look at the subject availability by intake
  3. Make an enquiry if you need more information 
  4. Apply online - Applications have now closed

 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN LEGAL BUSINESS or LEGAL OPERATIONS Australia

A Graduate Certificate in Legal Business comprises any four subjects from the available range below.

A Graduate Certificate in Legal Operations comprises two core subjects and any other two subjects from the legal business suite. The two core subjects are Operational Excellence: Operations and continuous improvement and Operational Excellence: Transforming legal services. Any other two subjects can be taken to complete the Graduate Certificate in Legal Operations.

  1. Firstly please read the Terms and Conditions before you proceed further, in order to assess your eligibility.
  2. Review the subjects
  3. Make an enquiry if you need more information
  4. Apply online - Applications have now closed

 

 

 


 

MASTER OF LAWS (APPLIED LAW) NEW ZEALAND

A Master of Laws (Applied Law) New Zealand comprises 8 subjects from a range of subjects in the areas of family law; wills, estates and trusts law; criminal law or in-house practice.

  1. Firstly please read the Terms and Conditions before you proceed to further, in order to assess your eligibility
  2. Have a look at the subject availability by intake
  3. Make an enquiry if you need more information
  4. Apply online – Applications close 5pm NZST Friday 17 July 2020