The Master of Laws in Australian Law and Practice, in conjunction with the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) provides graduates with the qualification to apply for admission to legal practice in Australia.
Upon being admitted to the legal profession, you can work as a solicitor in a law firm, government organisation or community legal centre. You can choose to specialise in a particular area of practice or be a generalist.
Upon being admitted to the legal profession and completing the bar practice course, you can work as a barrister. A barrister is an independent advocate and advisor and is often highly skilled in a particular area of law.
Upon being admitted to the legal profession, you can work as an in-house counsel, where you will use your legal skills for the benefit of a particular organisation. You will often be practising in a range of areas of law particular to the needs of the organisation.
Program learning outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.
View Master of Laws in Australian Law and Practice learning outcomes
- Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge that includes (a) the Australian legal system and underlying principles and concepts; (b) the fundamental areas of legal knowledge, including contemporary developments in law and legal practice; (c) the global legal framework and its relationship with domestic law; (d) law’s theoretical foundations; and (e) the professional practice of law, including ethical legal practice.
- Demonstrate competency in the exercise of professional legal skills, including an ability to (a) engage in legal reasoning and problem solving, as well as sophisticated critical and creative thinking about law, legal issues and legal problems; (b) conduct research into legal, factual and policy issues, and evaluate, synthesise and apply the results of that research; (c) engage in legal writing for both legal and non-legal audiences that is effective, appropriate and persuasive; (d) engage in oral communication for both legal and non-legal audiences that is effective, appropriate and persuasive; (e) exercise negotiation and dispute resolution skills; and (f) collaborate effectively.
- Be committed to adhering to the highest standards of professionalism, including a commitment to learning and working (a) autonomously, accountably, and reflectively; and (b) ethically and responsibly.