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The JCU Law Students’ Society (JCULSS) is your first step towards connecting with other students and networking with legal professionals. With the help of our affiliates ALSA we will also keep you up to date on national and state events, and our student representatives will support you in any way we can at James Cook University.

Membership costs only $10. We offer a $10 discount on JCULSS events for members, which means you will make your money back when you come to just one event. Our executive team will update you on the following events and more:

- Sporting Events
- Social Trips, Law Ball/Gala, Trivia Nights & Pub Crawls
- Mooting Competitions and Special “Mayo” Lectures
- Second Hand Book Sales
- Exam Preparation Workshops
- ALSA Conferences
- Practical Legal Training
- International Law Programs

CLICK HERE to become a member today!

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Why do more law graduates choose The College of Law for their Practical Legal Training?

The College of Law is the school of professional practice for lawyers in Australia and New Zealand. We are not a university.

So our practical legal training program is not the end of your university legal studies; it’s the start of your legal career. 

We don’t treat your preparation for practice as a ‘tick the box’ exercise, and neither should you. Students who make the most of their practical legal training are serious about their career in law. Getting admitted to practice is not the end game; preparing for your career in law is.

Our graduates speak highly of our PLT program because it is different in the following ways:

  • We offer courses at the JCU campus in Townsville and Cairns. Students attend for an initial week of face to face with the rest of the program conducted online. We also offer courses in Brisbane, Toowoomba, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
  • The program is fully accredited by the Legal Practitioners Board: you can be confident of direct admission in Queensland.
  • Our program is tailored to the legislation and practice of Queensland: employers know you have been trained in the law and practice of your local jurisdiction.
  • We make sure you meet your lecturer on Day 1 and he or she will support you through the program.  The program is clearly structured and you will know what you have to do, when and how.
  • Assessments are practical and based on your individual achievement of the required competencies:  your transcript is proof of this. This is a requirement of accreditation as a provider of PLT and something employers want to be sure of.
  • Assessments are practical and spaced through the program; no 3000 word essays or formal written exams that you might find in other university styled PLT programs. We focus on practical law not academic law.
  • You automatically qualify for 2 subjects into our LLM (Applied Law) programs. When you are ready, this gives you a head start towards a more specialised qualification.

Work Experience Options

At the College we offer two work experience options which you can choose to suit your situation:

  • Option 1 – 25 days of work experience plus activities in the Clinical Experience Module (CEM). FEE-HELP is now available with this option!
  • Option 2 – 75 days of work experience.

More Information

For course dates or more information about our PLT program visit The College of Law website www.collaw.edu.au/plt, or contact the Student Services Team on 1300 856 111 or support@collaw.edu.au

Practical Legal Training: ANU

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ANU Legal Workshop your pathway to Legal Practice

The ANU Legal Workshop is Australia’s largest university-based legal practice program.

We provide practical legal training in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP).
Becoming a Practitioner (BAP) is the first part of the program and is a 5 day
pre-requisite face-to-face intensive offered in cities Australia wide.
We also offer:
flexible on-line delivery
your choice of 20, 40, 60 or 80 day placement
direct or reciprocal admission to legal practice nationally
substantial credit towards an ANU LLM.
We have an efficient and friendly administrative team who are available to answer
any questions students may have about the program. Many of our academic staff
are practising lawyers.

Becoming a Practitioner (BAP) Face-to-face intensives for 2014:
* Subject to change
Adelaide 26 May 2014
Darwin 16 Jun 2014
Perth 23 Jun 2014
Melbourne 23 Jun 2014
Sydney 23 Jun 2014
Brisbane 30 Jun 2014
Canberra 30 Jun 2014
Wollongong 30 Jun 2014
Sydney 25 Aug 2014
Melbourne 1 Sep 2014
Canberra 8 Sep & 17 Nov 2014
Perth 24 Nov 2014
Sydney 24 Nov 2014
Toowoomba* 24 Nov 2014
Townsville 1 Dec 2014
Wollongong 1 Dec 2014
Adelaide 15 Dec 2014

Information
W law.anu.edu.au/legalworkshop/gdlp
T 02 6125 4463
E lwsa@law.anu.edu.au
facebook.com/ANULegalWorkshop

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Practical Legal Training: College of Law

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The College of Law

Australia’s Largest Provider of Practical Legal Training

The College of Law is the school of professional practice for lawyers in Australia and New Zealand. We provide career-long education and training services to the legal profession, differentiated by a focus on practical law.

For over 35 years, the College’s Practical Legal Training Program has assisted graduates to make the transition from law student to practising lawyer, with real-world examples, experienced local practitioners and flexible study modes including part-time and full-time options. We specialise in education and training in legal practice and ensure our students have continuous interaction with their lecturers.

The Practical Legal Training Program offers multiple start dates throughout the year and onsite skills sessions in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and London.

For those completing Traineeships, The College also offers the Trainee Admission Program which provides the mandatory 90 hours of Programmed Training, and Supplementary Training if required, to help you satisfy Queensland admission requirements.

The College offers JCU law graduates LOCAL OPTIONS with the opportunity to undertake onsite skill sessions or workshops in Townsville instead of having to travel to Brisbane (subject to demand).

For more information visit www.collaw.edu.au/plt  or contact Student Services on 1300 856 111 or email enrolments@collaw.edu.au.

Practical Legal Training: QUT

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Queensland University of Technology  

Practically, the only choice for PLT is QUT

Queensland University of Technology is a leading provider of Practical Legal Training (PLT) in Queensland, with an enviable reputation for its practical approach.

QUT’s Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice provides you with the knowledge,  skills, values and attitudes that you need to fulfill the PLT requirements for admission to the legal profession.

You’ll benefit from real world problem-solving scenarios and a program that reflects the daily realities of a modern legal practice.

You can receive credit for workplace learning if you are already working in an approved law office

QUT’s course is flexible and offered throughout the year in full time, part time and online modes and it includes a four week placement in a law office, which we find for you.  If you are working in a law office while you are doing the course, you can apply for credit for this placement.

2014 courses

June 23

Available full-time on campus, full-time online and part-time online.

2015 courses

January 12

Available full-time on campus, full-time online and part-time online.

February 23

Available part-time online.

June 22

Available full-time on campus, full-time online and part-time online.

(Dates are subject to change)

Apply now

www.qut.edu.au/legal-practice

For more information contact

Liz Clark

Senior Administration Officer

(07) 3138 2211

ea.clark@qut.edu.au

Now, a word form our sponsors…

A big thank-you goes out to all students that participated in the first PLT Information Session for 2014!! The feedback was positive and the food was free – the only improvement: a bigger room! :D

Of course it could not have been possible without our PLT providers (ANU Legal Workshop, QUT and College of Law) – sadly ANU could not be present this time around.

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Look out for our next information session!

College of Law PLT Skills (Onsite)

Upcoming PLT Skills Onsite at JCU Townsville starting 9 December

  • 6 day front end face-to-face Practical Skills week in Townsville
  • Remainder of the course offered externally including via skype and webinars
  •  Fee: $8310 (FEE-HELP available) must be paid prior to enrolment

Register now to aabraham@collaw.edu.au by 15 November. (*This course will run subject to minimum numbers). This is a terrific educational experience that is being brought to the Townsville campus by The College of Law Queensland. Want to get a grip on what to do after graduation? Don’t miss this skills sessions!

You can also enrol for our online full-time and part-time courses starting in Brisbane on 25 November.

Get a head start in your Legal Career with The College of Law Queensland. For more information http://goo.gl/56PJbC.

Last chance for the Law Ball

A final reminder from the JCULSS that THIS WEEKEND is the last chance to purchase your spot for “A Night at the Museum”, the annual Law Ball on Friday 18 October (next Friday). It will be held at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, and guests can arrive from 6.30pm. Everybody is welcome.

Please note, if you transfer money today or over the weekend, make sure to email confirmation from your bank to treasurer@jculss.com so we can confirm numbers first thing Monday morning.

Tickets are currently available for purchase – guarantee your spot at $130 for members and $140 for non-members. Your ticket price will include THREE courses and a four hour drinks package of beer and wine.

Purchases can be made by depositing money to:
JCU Law Students’ Society
BSB: 313-140
Account number: 08313196
Remember to put your name in the description of the payment, along with “Ball”.
(Electronic receipts available upon request to treasurer@jculss.com)

Once you purchase your ticket, email Molly (molly.mahlouzarides@my.jcu.edu.au) with your table preferences and dietary requirements. Tables will be of 10, so lists of 5 or 10 names will be easiest to accommodate.

JCULSS Social Justice Public Lecture Series

The JCULSS invites you to attend its inaugural Social Justice Lecture Series, which will run weekly from 9 – 30 October on the topic of Illicit Drug Policy in Australia.

The first lecture is entitled “Where’s the Harm?: Permission, Prevention and Prohibition” and will be delivered by Cameron Brown, Training Coordinator with the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Service in Townsville. It will be held on Wednesday 9 October from 6pm, and will be at Building 045 (Medical Lecture Theatre).

The second lecture is entitled “The Impact of Drug Misuse in Indigenous Communities” and will be delivered by Dr Gracelyn Smallwood AO, an indigenous activist and registered nurse. It will be held on Wednesday 16 October from 6pm, and will be at Building 045 (Medical Lecture Theatre).

The third lecture is entitled “Why Harm Reduction is Socially Unjust: Global Examples From the Front Lines of Drug Law Reform” and will be delivered by Dr Robin Rodd, an anthropologist and lecturer at JCU. It will be held on Wednesday 23 October from 6pm, and will be at Building 045 (Medical Lecture Theatre).

The keynote address is entitled “Drug Law Reform – It REALLY is Time to Talk” and will be delivered by Mick Palmer AO APM, former Australian Federal Police Commissioner and board member of Australia. It will be held on Wednesday 30 October from 6pm, and will be at Building 045 (Medical Lecture Theatre).

These lectures are free public events, and all are welcome to attend.