- Announcement about ANU School of Legal Practice - 8 August 2019 - The Australian National University has announced it will no longer offer programs in the School of Legal Practice. Programs in the School will be taught-out until the end of 2021. This decision does not affect programs offered by the ANU Law School. For more information please refer to the
The ANU MLP: the specialist edge in legal practice
While the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) is your shortest pathway to practice law, the Master of Legal Practice extends your legal practice expertise and can be completed in as little as an additional six months after your GDLP.
Providing specialised knowledge on the application of law, the ANU Master of Legal Practice is an advanced, practice-based qualification if you’re seeking a competitive edge from your practical legal training (PLT).
The Master of Legal Practice is highly regarded amongst employers because it instils a higher understanding of law and requires intellectual perseverance and application. As with the ANU GDLP, the ANU MLP meets the requirements of the Australian Law Admissions Consultative Committee, and equips you with the practical insight and professional understanding needed to be admitted as a lawyer in Australia.
With the option of studying completely online, the ANU MLP offers you the opportunity to gain a deeper-level understanding of the legal practice context, strengthen your knowledge in specific areas and graduate with a Masters-level qualification. Students graduate from the MLP with a Masters-level degree and the ability to seek direct or reciprocal admission to practise law nationally.
Once you have completed the GDLP course component of your MLP, you can seek admission to practice while continuing to study the four completion courses you need to gain your MLP.