MLJ721 - Advanced Legal Professional Practice


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in M729

Students must have passed MLP708 and MLP713 plus 8 x level 7 MLC/MLJ/MLM/MLP/MLT coded units



Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and asynchronous collaborative learning up to a maximum of 2 hours each week which includes weekly recorded lectures and 1 x 1.5 hour online seminar (recordings provided) each week


This capstone unit integrates the legal knowledge, skills and capabilities that students have acquired across the Juris Doctor program. Building on the concept of ‘lawyers as problem solvers’ and ‘legal methods as problem-solving tools’, students will have the opportunity to refine and extend their skills in using core legal methods (eg, statutory interpretation, case law analysis) to analyse and develop potential solutions to current socio-legal issues. Weekly topics include ‘law and (in)equality’, ‘law and criminal justice’, and ‘law and business’, as part of which students will examine issues like rental price gouging, non-consensual deepfake pornography and regulatory technology (RegTech). Assessment tasks will enable students to further refine their legal knowledge, skills and capabilities by developing a project proposal on a socio-legal issue of choice, ultimately demonstrating their potential to be an ethically guided agent for change in society.

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