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Professional Doctorate in Legal Science (Research) - 384JA

Course Code: 384JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Law School
CRICOS Code: 099086D
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

The Professional Doctorate course in Legal Science seeks to provide opportunities for advanced study and reflection on practice in the professional field of law. Such opportunities are to be provided for professionals of standing in the legal profession who will be able to draw upon, and extend, their professional experience and expertise.

The Faculty of Business, Government and Law has particular teaching and research strengths in the areas of corporate, business and taxation law, although the course will allow students to focus upon a range of areas.

The objectives of the course are to enable legal practitioners to extend and build upon their professional experience through:
a) the development of legal research, writing and analysis skills which enable students to produce a dissertation which constitutes an original and significant contribution to legal literature;
b) coursework undertaken in specific units;
c) the preparation of a substantial dissertation which adds to our existing legal knowledge and constitutes an in-depth investigation and analysis of a particular legal issue or set of issues; and
d) bridging the gap between theory and practice by developing closer links between the University and senior professionals in fields associated with law and related disciplines.

Enquiries

Current & Prospective Students
Faculty of Business, Government and Law BGLHDR@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Before a candidate is admitted to the Doctor of Legal Science Program, the University must be satisfied that it is able to supervise the candidate's proposed dissertation and that the candidate satisfies the following admission requirements:
- a bachelor's degree in law or an equivalent qualification;
- five years of professional practice in a legal area;
- provides evidence of superior legal professional performance both intellectually and technically;
- provides evidence of capacity for specialised coursework at the postgraduate level; and
- demonstrates capacity to undertake significant research in the proposed doctoral field.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Doctor of Legal Science SJD

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 $22,300 $27,800

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course based on a full time load. Domestic students should note that you are provided for under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for your fees for the standard duration of your course. Once your RTP entitlement is consumed, you will be charged the fee rate for the current year, noting that fees are indexed annually. Further information on fees for higher degree by research students can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
2. Coursework undertaken in specific units; .
The objectives of the course are to enable legal practitioners to extend and build upon their professional experience through:

1. The development of legal research, writing and analysis skills which enable students to produce a dissertation which constitutes an original and significant contribution to legal literature;
.
3. The preparation of a substantial dissertation which adds to our existing legal knowledge and constitutes an in-depth investigation and analysis of a particular legal issue or set of issues; and .
4. Bridging the gap between theory and practice by developing closer links between the University and senior professionals in fields associated with law and related disciplines. .

Course Duration

Standard: 4 years full-time or equivalent. Maximum: 8 years.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO

Offerings

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