Graduate Diploma Program in Law Studies

Top Graduate Diploma Programs in Law Studies

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Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Australian National University (ANU) - Law
Online Full time 6 months January 2019 Australia Canberra

The duration of the GDLP is as little as six months full time, and the program is delivered almost entirely online. The first step on your pathway to practice is a four day face-to-face introductory course taught by practising lawyers and barristers in one of several locations around Australia. This course, Becoming a Practitioner (BAP), is an introduction to lawyers’ skills and is preparation for the rest of the GDLP program. [+]

Entry requirements for the GDLP

An Australian Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor or international equivalent. The Diploma in Law, awarded by the Legal Profession Admission Board is also accepted for admission to this program.

Age of your previous qualification - Limit of 5 years

As of 1 January 2015 a 'stale learning' requirement comes into effect. This means that you need to apply for admission to practice within five years of completing your LLB, LLBHons or JD. Please contact the admitting authority in the state you wish to be admitted if your degree precedes the five year ruling.

Practical Legal Training Early Start rule

If you intend to commence your GDLP prior to completing your Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor, you need to be familiar with the Early Start rules (see below).... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Bond University
Online Campus Full time 36 weeks January 2019 Australia Robina + 1 more

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, also known as Professional Legal Training (PLT), is the link between your law degree and becoming a practicing lawyer.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor qualification from an Australian Institution.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, also known as Professional Legal Training (PLT), is the link between your law degree and becoming a practicing lawyer. The PLT program is an alternative to undertaking a legal traineeship for admission in Queensland. Our PLT program is a coursework degree that provides structured and supervised legal training, based on the Competency Standards for entry-level lawyers developed by the admitting authorities and the Australasian Professional Legal Education Council (APLEC).

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The PLT program has three components:... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) (Distance Learning)

Leeds Beckett University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

This course will enable you to enter the legal profession if you do not have a first degree in law. Delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment, this qualification and our LLM Qualifying Law Degree cover the key foundation subjects needed to complete the academic stage of your training to become a solicitor or barrister as required by the major professional bodies in law. [+]

Course Details

This course will enable you to enter the legal profession if you do not have a first degree in law. Delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment, this qualification and our LLM Qualifying Law Degree cover the key foundation subjects needed to complete the academic stage of your training to become a solicitor or barrister as required by the major professional bodies in law.

Changes to legal education and training

Legal education and training are currently under detailed review by professional regulators in the legal sector. The review will examine the routes currently open and the qualifications required to become a solicitor or barrister and includes a reflection on changes to and removal of existing routes, as well as the possibility of establishing new ones.... [-]