^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into JD-Juris Doctor
2 ^ 2 of LLAW9601, LLAW9602
3 36 units of LLAW96XX topics
4 Admission into BLAWLPRH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours)
4a Admission into BLLAWH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
5 1 of INNO1100, LLAW1300
6 1 of INNO2100, LLAW2300
Must Satisfy: ((1 and 2 and 3) or ((4 or 4a) and 5 and 6))
Assignment(s), Examination(s), Test(s), Oral, Collaborative Workshop Exercises
Topic description
This topic provides students with an enhanced understanding of how different legal practice organisations are regulated. Students will explore, from a regulatory and commercial standpoint, different modes of practice and the impact of innovations and technology on the legal services sector. This topic also covers foundational aspects of legal practice management including risk management, workflow and supervision, and covers specific professional responsibility obligations relevant to these issues.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  1. Enrich students’ understanding of a range of different legal practice settings
  2. Enhance students understanding of how the legal services sector is regulated and managed
  3. Foster students’ development of the skills associated with effective legal practice management and other important interpersonal aspects of being a lawyer
  4. Provide students with the capability to develop the business acumen needed to thrive as a legal professional.
Expected learning outcomes
It is expected that as a result of work in this topic, students will:

  1. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of:

    (a) the varied and changing legal practice environment from a business and commercial standpoint;

    (b) financial demands associated with different legal practice settings; and

    (c) skills needed to survive and thrive given these changes and demands.

  2. demonstrate ability to:

    (a) understand approaches to ethical decision making;

    (b) recognise and reflect upon, and a developing ability to respond to, ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts;

    (c) recognise and reflect upon the professional responsibilities of lawyers in promoting justice and in service to the community; and

    (d) exercise professional judgment,

    in the context of working within the legal profession and as part of a business.

  3. demonstrate ability to:

    (a) identify and articulate complex legal issues;

    (b) apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate jurisprudential and practical responses to legal issues;

    (c) engage in critical analysis and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives, and

    (d) demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues and generating appropriate responses,

    in the context of working within the legal profession and as part of a business.

  4. demonstrate intellectual and practical skills needed to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions, as well as to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues in the context of balancing business objectives and professional responsibilities.

  5. demonstrate ability to:

    (a) communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences; and

    (b) collaborate effectively,

    in the context of working within the legal profession and as part of a business.

  6. demonstrate ability to:

    (a) learn and work with a high level of autonomy, accountability and professionalism, and

    (b) reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development.