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Learn how to open and manage legal files, take instructions, provide advice to clients and perform legal work on behalf of clients under the supervision of a lawyer.
Specialist skills you'll develop include legal research, business administration communication and negotiation abilities. You will also hone practical skills to prepare you for a career as a law clerk or paralegal in the private or public sectors.
Most of your classes will be held in RMIT's Swanston Academic Building which features innovative learning spaces interspersed with retail and social spaces resulting in a stimulating environment for students.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and group discussions. Classes are interactive and give you the opportunity to discuss ideas and practise new skills.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account. Educational software, the Learning Hub, resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
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Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral presentations, group projects and practical assignments.
The final year includes a two-week practical placement within a law firm, court registry, government department or other organisation in the legal industry.
In addition, you will be required to demonstrate the specialist legal and administrative skills you have developed throughout the program in the course Practise in a Legal Environment.
Legal practitioners are regularly invited to speak to students on current legal issues.
Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives chaired by Gerhard Vorster, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design thinking and business.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Law clerks and paralegals may perform legal work on behalf of clients under the supervision of a lawyer in law firms, government departments, legal aid organisations, financial institutions, corporations and court registries.
Graduates may choose to pursue a career as a law clerk or paralegal in the private or public sector and in specialised areas of legal practice such as:
- personal injury compensation
- criminal law
- family law
- corporate law
- commercial law.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Institute of Legal Executives (Vic).