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Be part of something bigger!

In 2015, we’re proud to introduce the Master of Legal Practice (MLP) featuring the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP).

Bringing a new level of choice to professional legal training, the MLP gives you the option after completing the Admission to Practice courses (GDLP component) to be admitted to practice and exit with a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice after a minimum of six months or continue with your study after admission and graduate with a Master of Legal Practice – you have two years to make this decision.

Whatever choice you make, you’ll get the benefits of flexible online study, allowing you to balance study with work or personal commitments, and a qualification from one of Australia’s highest ranked universities and home to one of the world’s top 15 law schools.

Careers fairs and expos

MELBOURNE - 1 July - Law Institute of Victoria Careers Fair, 5-8pm, Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.

SYDNEY - 6-12 July - ALSA Council National Conference, University of Sydney.

For more dates see Law careers expos and presentations.

Welcome to students attending Becoming a Practitioner Courses in 2015.

The ANU Legal Workshop extends a warm welcome to all students attending the BAP courses in 2015.

Melbourne - 22nd to the 26th of June. The course will be held at Cliftons Level 1/440 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria.

                     Your convener will be Ben Battcock.

Perth- 22nd to the 26th of June. The course will be held at Legal Aid Perth, Level 1, 32 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA.

                      Your convener will be Helen de Brito.

Brisbane- 29th June to the 3rd of July. The course will be held Cliftons Level 3, 288 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland.

                      Your convener will be Ben Battcock.

Canberra- 29th June to the 3rd of July. the course will beld at ANU College of Law, Building 5 Fellows Road, Acton, A.C.T.

                      Your convener will be Elizabeth Lee.

Wollongong- 6th to the 10th of July. The course will be held at University of Wollongong, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, Building 67.239 NSW.

                      Your convener will be Elizabeth Lee.

Your BAP course will run from 9am-5pm each day. We look forward to meeting you in 2015.

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Admission to practice

To practise law in Australia, you must complete professional legal training (PLT). 

Designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need as a lawyer, professional legal training builds on your undergraduate law degree or Juris Doctor, and enables you to be admitted as a lawyer across Australia.

After becoming eligible for admission, whether you choose to exit with the GDLP  – or continue and graduate with the MLP – you’ll be part of ANU, one of Australia’s highest ranked universities.

Student testimonial

"I cannot speak highly enough of the course. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and despite thinking at the outset that, as a mature worker, I would gain little from it, I have learned an enormous amount over the last week. It was, frankly, an outstanding course."

Robert, Canberra

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Updated: 4 May 2015/ Responsible Officer:  Director, GDLP / Page Contact:  Program Coordinator, GDLP