If you already have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), this course will give you the legal practice work experience you need to be admitted to the legal profession. Note: you will also need to complete practical legal training (PLT) coursework to gain admission.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent
This course is the next step to becoming a practicing lawyer, after you have successfully completed your Bachelor of Laws (LLB). This course is the practical component needed to complete your Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.
You can get experience in any or all of our practice areas, including human rights, family, Aboriginal or generalist law. You’ll take on varied legal work under the supervision of our solicitors as you interview clients, complete legal research, formulate and give advice and get experience in law reform and policy work.
You’ll work on real cases and be responsible for all aspects of your client’s case, under qualified supervision. Your experience will then be reviewed to help you learn the essential skills of reflecting on and evaluating your own legal work and the legal work performed by others.
We have Semester 1 and 2 in-take for this course – but places are strictly limited. To apply, you need to have completed Clinical Legal Education units throughout your degree. You’ll need to attend the SCALES clinic two days a week, for 20 weeks to complete two practice-based units which are 6 points each, with a total of 12 points to complete the Graduate Certificate.
4 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice at Murdoch
- Work with real clients and build your legal skills through our partnerships with clinics such as SCALES and Aboriginal Family Legal Services.
- You’ll be guided by leading academics and legal practitioners.
- You can complete this course on a part-time or full-time basis. If you choose the part-time option, you’ll complete one unit per semester; two days a week for 20 weeks. The full-time option means you will need to complete both units together during one semester; 4 days a week, for 20 weeks. This course is designed to help you get the practical legal experience you need to become a practicing lawyer.
- Complete the next step of your journey by studying your Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice on campus thanks to our partnerships with Leo Cussen and College of Law. Once you’ve completed your undergraduate law degree, the Graduate Diploma, and your practical placement through this course, you'll be able to apply to become a practicing, admitted lawyer.
This course is designed to help you get the practical legal experience you need to become a practicing lawyer. You will need to complete a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice along with this course to meet educational requirements for admission into the profession.
Careers could include:
- Legal Practitioner
- Legal Analyst.
This course is recognised by all the providers of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice including Leo Cussen, College of Law, ANU and also by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
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.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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