1 x 4-day intensive workshop per semester
Admission into GDPLPR-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Topic description

This topic provides students with the skills required of an entry level lawyer in: oral communication; legal interviewing; advocacy; negotiation and dispute resolution; and letter writing and legal drafting.

Competence in these skills is required for admission as a legal practitioner.

Educational aims

This topic aims to enable students to achieve competence, to the standard required by the admitting authorities, across a range of requirements relating to legal practice including:

  • Oral communication
  • Legal interviewing
  • Advocacy
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution
  • Letter writing and legal drafting
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively in the context of legal practice
  2. Interview clients
  3. Write legal letters
  4. Draft other legal documents
  5. Negotiate settlements and agreements
  6. Facilitate early resolution of disputes
  7. Represent a client in court