Foundations in Immigration Law

Course ID CN190209_BUS1

  • Face to Face
  • 7.5
  • Foundation

Are you an Australian solicitor interested in practicing or expanding your practice immigration law?

In addition to learning the framework underpinning Australian immigration law and decision-making processes, you will be guided in how to handle simple and complex visa applications. Through practical case study workshops focusing on employer-sponsored visas and partner visas, you will gain practical insights into realising business opportunities where immigration law intersects with other areas of legal practice such as employment law, family law and criminal law.

By the end of this workshop you will have a strong foundation upon which you can expand your practice.

The College of Law and leading Immigration Law Accredited Specialist, Peter Papadopoulos have teamed up to provide you with ‘Foundations in Immigration Law’.


50% discount for New Lawyers

New Lawyers in their first three years of practice are eligible for a 50% discount off the full price of this program. This discount cannot be claimed in conjunction with any other discounts, including the alumni/Law Society member discount. Please quote NEWLAWYER at the checkout.


Full Price $720.00

Alumni/Member Price $648.00


Start date:

26 February 2019

End date:

26 February 2019


9.00am - 4.30pm


The College of Law
Level 16, St James Centre
111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

About This Course


At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the legislative framework underpinning Australian immigration law and the decision-making process
  • Learn how to make a valid visa application and lodge relevant evidence and submissions
  • Know how to handle a merits review application at the AAT
  • Identify jurisdictional error for judicial review application purposes
  • Understand how and when to lodge a persuasive Ministerial intervention request
  • Enhance your practice management, client-liaison and advocacy skills in order to effectively assist clients from non-English speaking backgrounds
  • Identify ethical and professional responsibility issues that arise in the area of immigration law 



Designed for

This seminar is ideal for recently admitted lawyers and those practicing for a few years, as well as lawyers returning to Immigration Law or considering practising in the area. The course complies with all the mandatory CPD requirements.



Presenter biography

Peter Papadopoulos

Accredited Specialist, Immigration law

After graduating with Honours in Law and Commerce at The University of Melbourne and completing his articles of clerkship at Arnold Bloch Leibler, Peter was admitted to practice in 1996. He has worked at King Wood Mallesons and Gadens Lawyers. Between 2000 and 2014, Peter ran his own specialist migration law practice in both Melbourne and Sydney. Following this, Peter was a Director of Global Immigration at Ernst & Young and a Principal of Nomos Pty Ltd, a business specialising in the provision of immigration law advice, advisory services and educational programmes.

Peter is recognised by the Law Society of New South Wales as an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law. Since 2011, Peter has been voted by his peers as one of Australia's best immigration and civil rights lawyers and has been included on the annual Best Lawyers International list for Australia. Since 1999, Peter has been actively involved in continuing legal education through his preparation and presentation of CPD programs for Nomos Pty Ltd, the Law Council of Australia, Australian Institute of Administrative Law, The College of Law, Law Institute of Victoria, Migration Practice Essentials and Lexis Nexis. Since 2008, he has been a contributing author for the LexisNexis online and looseleaf Australian Immigration Law publication.

Peter is a member of the Law Council of Australia's Migration Law Committee, the Law Institute of Victoria's Migration Law Committee and the Law Society of New South Wales. He is also a member of the Migration Institute of Australia and has been a registered migration agent since 1997. He has also volunteered at the Victorian HIV/AIDS Legal Centre, chaired the Australian Society of HIV Medicine 2006 National Conference and been a director of Metta Youth Limited, a non-profit youth organization. 



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