Graduate Certificate of Law


CRICOS course code: 082258F
Level of study: Postgraduate

The Graduate Certificate of Law offered by the ANU College of Law is the best way to start your postgraduate legal studies – whether you are a non-law graduate or a law graduate from an overseas university. The program is designed to be a stand-along qualification or provide an entry qualification for the Master of Laws. Completion of the program is compulsory for all non-law graduates seeking to progress to a Master of Laws at the ANU College of Law. The program is optional for all law graduates from overseas universities who might like to increase their understanding of Australian Law or Law and Legal Institutions. The program provides a flexible structure and includes a wide range of elective courses. All courses are taught by staff with international research reputations and draw upon ANU’s strategic location in the national capital. The Graduate Certificate also includes a compulsory 6 unit course on Law and Legal Institutions which provides an important foundation for students’ legal studies.
Learning Outcomes
Review, analyse, and synthesise knowledge from primary and secondary legal sources to identify and provide solutions to complex legal and justice problems
Construct a legal argument to address a question or problem in specialist areas of law
Incorporate social, policy, comparative or interdisciplinary approaches into legal analysis
Engage in original and critical reflection on a topic of law
Plan and conduct technical legal research to access a range of legal materials, literature databases, and other online sources, and apply legal or interdisciplinary research methodologies to evaluate and synthesise findings
Communicate to a variety of legal and non-legal audiences in a range of oral and written formats

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