Current students

GDLP Straight to the top
ANU GDLP - Accredited until 2020 - The ANU GDLP was recently accredited by the ACT Admissions Board and the Victorian Legal Admissions Board until 2020. The review panel found that the program meets the national standards for preparing entry level lawyers for professional legal practice.

New students

If you have received your offer to do the GDLP or MLP please go to our New students page for information on enrolling.


Courses

Courses

 

Admission to Practice courses

  • Element 1: Becoming a Practitioner (BAP) introductory course (4 days, face-to-face)
  • Element 2: Professional Practice Core (PPC) course (online)
  • Element 3: Admission to Practice Electives
  • Element 4: Ready for Practice (RFP) capstone course
  • Element 5: Legal Practice Experience (LPE placement)

Once you have completed these five elements, you are ready to seek admission to practice.

MLP completion courses

You are only required to complete an additional four courses (24 units) in order to enahnce your studies to complete your MLP. There are over 40 masters courses to choose from; please see After the GDLP for more information.

Please go to Masters completion courses for ideas on how to choose your MLP courses.

ANU Programs and Courses

 

Policies, procedures and forms

Policies and Procedures

 

Please go to Policies and Procedures

  • Assessment review & appeals
  • Credit (Status)
  • Special Consideration
  • Course study load & overloading
  • Academic Integrity / Misconduct
 

Wellbeing

Student wellbeing

 

ANU Legal Workshop is a national leader in researching and providing Practical Legal Training that supports the mental health and wellbeing of our graduates in order to ensure your true preparedness for practice. A number of our staff are researching extensively in the area of student and lawyer wellbeing and are receiving national and international recognition for their work.

ANU Legal Workshop employs a psychologist on staff, Stephen Tang, who is also a lawyer and ANU Legal Workshop lecturer. We have also compiled a list of national and state based support services, including crisis lines, helplines and online services. ANU Legal Workshop is a national leader in researching and providing Professional Legal Training that supports the mental health and wellbeing of legal students and professionals.

 

Legal Practice Experience (LPE)

 

An essential component of your GDLP is the LPE which is a placement in the legal profession under the supervision of a lawyer with at least three years of legal experience. The practical experience comprises a 20, 50 or 80 day placement in an approved legal workplace.

Please see the Legal Practice Experience page for more information.

 

After the GDLP

GDLP/MLP Course Support

 

The Course Support team provides assistance in the management and delivery of Admission to Practice and MLP completion courses, including student Wattle and IT issues. Please contact them for assistance if you are having issues in the following areas:

  • Wattle access
  • Adobe Connect Rooms
  • Adobe Connect training and orientation session times
  • Access to Virtual Office Space (VOS)
  • Firm issues (PPC)
  • IT troubleshooting

Course Support team: mlpcoursesupport@anu.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9125 1639

 

Structure study to suit your schedule

Ready For Practice

 

The three week Ready for Practice (RFP) capstone course occurs at the conclusion of your GDLP (or once you've completed the other Admission to Practice courses of your MLP).  This complulsory course provides you with an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills you have acquired throughout the program into a plan for ongoing professional development.

You can undertake the RFP course when you have done all of the following:

  1. Completed Becoming a Practitioner (BAP)
  2. Completed or will complete Professional Practice Core (PPC) by the first day of the RFP course, and
  3. Competed or will complete all elective courses by the last day of the RFP course, and
  4. Completed or will complete Legal Practice Experience (LPE) placement by the last day of the RFP course.

How to enrol in Ready For Practice (RFP)

Please read the FAQs and then complete the LEGW8152 Ready for Practice Permission Code Application

 

Admission to practice

Admission to Practice

 

We are required to provide a 'Completion Letter' to the Admitting Authority so you can be admitted to practice. This letter is relied on by Admitting Authorities as evidence of satisfactory completion of professional legal training.

You are eligible for a Completion Letter once you have finished all the admission to practice courses. At that time you can choose to graduate with the award of Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) or continue with a Master of Legal Practice (MLP). You do not have to graduate with the GDLP or MLP before you can be admitted to practice.

Please go to Admission to Practice - steps for step-by-step details on the admission to practice (court admission) process.

 

Indigenous students

Indigenous Students' PLT Scholarship

 

If you’re an Indigenous Australian planning to undertake practical legal training (PLT), apply for the ANU Legal Workshop’s Indigenous Student Scholarship which funds the tuition fees of your ANU GDLP.

 

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director, GDLP/Page Contact:  Program Coordinator, GDLP