Completion course descriptions

Course descriptions

After completing the GDLP component of your Master of Legal Practice, in order to complete your program you will need to complete 24 units of MLP Masters completion courses.

All courses are delivered online, unless otherwise stated.

You may choose to do:

  • All 24 units (four courses) from the MLP masters completion courses - see course descriptions below,  OR
  • A minimum of 18 units (three courses) must be chosen from the MLP Masters completion course list below, AND
  • A maximum of 6 units may be chosen from other Masters level courses offered by the ANU College of Law

To see a timetable of MLP Masters completion courses, go to the MLP courses. To see the timetable of the full list of Masters level courses, go to the LLM courses page.

Advanced Will Drafting »

Deepen your knowledge of the underpinning principles and different forms of testamentary trusts and practice complex and technical will drafting.


Advocacy »

Develop and practise your skills in communication and persuasion in the context of advocacy theory and practice. (Blended online and intensive on campus)


Commercial Drafting »

Learn to draft contracts better! Understand the principles and techniques and apply them in practice.


Commonwealth Compensation Law »

Review and apply the principles of compensation law in the Commonwealth context.


Digital Media and Communication Law and Practice »

Examine and analyse the legal issues that arise in a wide range of digital media applications through the use of digital technologies by governments, business and individuals. While focussing primarily on the operation of Australian law, the course also considers US and EU legislation and case law by way of comparative analysis and to highlight cross-jurisdictional regulatory issues - due to the borderless nature of the internet and the constantly evolving nature of the law in this area.


Family Law (Children) »

Consider the underlying principles and issues important in children's matters in family law, including the concept of a child's best interests (including attachment and violence) from theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives.


Family Law (Property) »

Explore and understand the complexities of legal principles and practices in relation to family property matters, in particular, trusts and their place in family property disputes.


Federal Litigation »

A course for lawyers who practice in, or who desire to practice in, Federal Litigation which considers in detail the Federal Court Rules 2011, commencing and conducting federal court litigation and the important principles of Federal Court litigation.


Foundations of Family Law and Practice »

Join an advanced level introductory course into the law, research and practice of Australian family law that gives you the foundation principles and basic practical steps for the resolution of disputes in parenting and property disputes.


Graduate Research Unit (LP) »

A research paper of 12,000 - 16,000 words in length on an approved topic in Legal Practice.


Human Rights Litigation »

Join a practising world expert and develop your understanding of the principles and procedures which govern and shape human rights litigation within Australia and in an international context.


In-House Corporate and Government Practice »

Corporate and Government Lawyers operate in environments which are very different from those experienced in private law firms. Explore those operating environments and the challenges they present. Learn strategies to assist you to operate effectively as a lawyer in the in-house environment.


Insolvency Law »

Understand the complex legal issues within insolvency law, including the interactions between different types of insolvency practitioners (receivers, administrators, liquidators, trustees in bankruptcy) as well as the theoretical underpinnings of insolvency and legislation in the Australian context.


Intellectual Property Law in Practice »

This course will focus on the various intellectual property issues that arise in a wide range of real world transactions within a practical framework for analysing intellectual property issues in various contemporary transactional settings, such as protection of brand and reputation, business information, creativity and innovation.


Law and organising for reform, justice, and inclusion »

Explore ways of lawyering or working with lawyers to advance prospects for reform, justice and inclusion locally, nationally and internationally.


Law, Lawyers, Justice - Regional, Rural, Remote »

Gain knowledge and skills to conceptualise, analyse and innovate lawyers’ roles in law and justice in regional, rural and remote areas locally, nationally and internationally.


Legal Entrepreneur »

Gain the knowledge, skills and conceptual tools to understand and harness the disruptive potential technology will have on the practise of law, think about the practise of law in an innovative and holistic way to better provide legal services for clients and for society as a whole.


Personal Injuries Compensation »

Examine the complexities of tort law and legislated compensation schemes to understand their interrelationships and application to theoretical questions and in practical matters arising for clients.


Principles of Evidence Under the Uniform Act »

Gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the 10 key areas under the Evidence Act 1995. A course for lawyers who practice in litigation.


Procurement and Probity Law in Practice »

If you advise, work, or are about to do so in procurement, and contracting out (outsourcing) more generally, this course works through the legal and regulatory framework within which procurement takes place and analyses the often complex and technical legal issues that apply to procurement in the government, private sector and non-government sectors.


Special Topics in Legal Practice »

When offered, this course will consider the selected special topic in detail.  The subject areas covered will be notified in Programs and Courses when the course is offered.


Strata Law and Practice in the 21st Century City »

Study this course and create a map to find your way through the laws and regulations that govern strata living in the 21st Century City.


Technology Transfer and Commercialisation »

Consider aspects of intellectual property transfer and commercialisation and the methods by which research outcomes, technological innovations and creative concepts are either made broadly available for further research or are converted into commercial goods or services.


The Future of Legal Practice »

Understand the dynamics and influences that will impact on the legal practice of the future.


Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director, GDLP/Page Contact:  Program Coordinator, GDLP