The School was established to help meet an overwhelming demand for University places in law. In 1992 the first 60 undergraduates were admitted into the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) programme. Since then the size of the intake and the choices available to students has increased dramatically. The Degree of Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice were introduced by the Flinders Law School in 1999 to incorporate practical legal training as part of the undergraduate degree in law. A smaller intake of students compared with many schools, an emphasis on teaching, a focus on meaningful engagement with the legal 'community', exposure to nationally recognised areas of expertise and research within the school, and an emphasis on professional skills, all contribute to producing a highly rated graduate with significantly expanded career options. Flinders Law School's implicit mission is to 'make a difference'. It starts with the approach to legal education being different to most schools.
Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice
The Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice enable the students to acquire essential foundational skills. Students also acquire a range of skills such as interviewing, drafting, advocacy, negotitation and teamwork to enable them to translate legal rights into practice within real world scenarios.
The course duration is 4 years.
Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate entry)
The Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate entry) is modern, friendly, accessible and, most importantly, highly regarded by the legal profession.
There are two elements:
. The knowledge and critical evaluation of Australian law with reference to its historical development and comparative place.
. The possession of a range of key skills involved in the translation of legal rights into effect, including interviewing, drafting, negotiation and teamwork.
It provides two pathways for students:
. Professionally accredited, it incorporates all practical legal training requirements needed to gain admission as a solicitor or barrister.
. For students not wishing to be admitted into legal practice, it provides the opportunity to exit the program early with a Bachelor of Laws.
Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations)
The Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations) crosses disciplinary boundaries between the School of Law and the School of Political and International Studies and explores some of the most topical themes present in Australia and the world.
The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Compliance aims to provide students with the opportunity to acquire deeper knowledge and enhanced skills in environmental compliance.
Research Higher Degrees
A postgraduate research degree is more than just studying. It is a path to in-depth knowledge and unique expertise in the chosen field. In addition, studying for a research masters or doctorate will help:
. Enhance skills and develop new ones
. Demonstrate to future employers an ability to cope with heavy workload and to self-motivate
. Develop expertise that only a few have in the world
. Gain an internationally-recognised qualification
The Law School offers two type of degrees in that: Master of Laws and Doctor of Laws .
The Law Library holds a comprehensive range of Australian Commonwealth, State and Territory reports as well as law reports from England, the United States and other common law countries. Law Reports are arranged by jurisdiction. The Library has an extensive collection of books relevant to the teaching and research requirements of the Law School and Legal Studies department. This collection contains a range of tools such as legal dictionaries, abbreviation indexes, digests of case summaries and case citators. Reference resources in print and online are accessible through the Library catalogue. The Law Library has a small collection of audio-visual material available for loan.
Flinders Law Journal
The Flinders Law Journal is a refereed, scholarly journal with a national and international outlook and is published by the School of Law.
Flinders Law School
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