We offer the Master of Laws (Legal Practice) and a series of courses within the Legal Practice area. Legal Practice courses are available to students enrolled in other specialisations as well as those in the Masters of Laws (Legal Practice).
This program is designed for students who have completed their Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) at the ANU and who wish to undertake further graduate study to obtain a LLM in Legal Practice.
Students who are in the process of finishing their GDLP but wish to also commence an LLM will only be accepted for concurrent enrolment if they have finished the GDLP Coursework units, with only the Legal Practical Training component to complete.
Applicants must have completed (or have nearly completed - see above) the ANU Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP). Applicants will also be assessed on their academic achievements in their undergraduate law degree. Completion of the GDLP does not guarantee entry into the LLM (LegPrac).
The Master of Laws (Legal Practice) requires the completion of 48 units:
- a maximum of 24 units of unspecified status for completion of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (even if your GDLP is conferred you can still obtain status)
- a minimum of 12 units of courses from those offered in the Legal Practice specialisation
- a maximum of 12 units of courses from other masters specialisations excluding the fundamentals courses.
- a maximum of 6 units of courses completed outside of the ANU College of Law masters program.
Associate Professor Gary Tamsitt has been Director of the ANU Legal Workshop since 1995. He graduated from Sydney University in 1977. He has worked as a solicitor in NSW and ACT in litigation, property, succession and commercial work. His involvement in practical legal education spans 20 years and has ranged from Mallesons in Canberra, to the Legal Workshop, to Freehills in Sydney (as Director of Professional Development), to the University of NSW and back to the Workshop.
Students have seven years in which to apply for GDLP status in the Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (ie GDLP graduates must commence the LLM (LegPrac) within 7 years of completion of the GDLP in order to receive status). The time to complete the LLM (LegPrac) is maximum one semester full-time up to 4 years from the commencement of the Masters of Laws (Legal Practice).
Status for your GDLP can be arranged once you have commenced the program.
How to apply
Applicants for the Masters of Laws (Legal Practice) must apply direct to the University (not via UAC).
Please apply by completing the ANU form Postgraduate Coursework Application for Local Students (PDF 314KB) and submitting to the ANU Admisssions Office.
Applications are accepted throughout the year (although your actual commencement date will vary depending on what course(s) you wish to enrol in).