This course will allow you to gain the experience necessary for admission to the legal profession.
(Not open to student visa holders)
- 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent
The Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice will allow you to gain the experience necessary for admission to the legal profession.
You will be placed within our Clinical Legal Practice run in collaboration with SCALES Community Legal Centre, and will gain experience in any or all of our practice areas such as human rights, family or generalist law. You will have the opportunity to undertake varied legal work under the supervision of our solicitors, including interviewing clients, legal research, formulating and giving advice as well as law reform and policy work.
Clinical legal education is a teaching method that combines theoretical concepts and actual legal practice. You will be given the opportunity to exercise professional judgment while working on real cases, being responsible for all aspects of your client’s case under the supervision of a solicitor. Your experiences will then become the subject of critical review and reflection, teaching you how to better evaluate your own legal work and the legal work performed by others. Clinical teaching will help you to make law school the beginning, not the end, of a legal education, as it will assist you in developing models and techniques for systematic and self-conscious review of your experience.
The Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice is recognised by the Legal Profession as meeting admission requirements for work placement experience.
The Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice allows admission to the legal profession in WA and other Australian Jurisdictions. The course is accredited by College of Law and ANU.
This course will enhance your qualifications and open opportunities to build a successful career in the legal profession.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Law
- Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (GradCertLP)
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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