law3lpc legal practice




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

What constitutes ethical legal practice and conduct is the primary focus of this subject. This includes examining the legal practitioner's duty to the administration of law, the courts, clients and fellow practitioners and issues of personal and professional conduct. The context for this study is the issue of professional responsibility, reforms in the regulation of the legal profession and access to justice concerns. Students are encouraged to reflect on how a legal practitioner's duties and ethics are relevant to daily legal practice, as well as on the efficacy of law, the legal system, the legal profession and the nature of justice. Successful completion of the course satisfies the Council of Legal Education's requirements in the area of Professional Conduct.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJudith Gutman

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and completed a minimum of 180cp of LAW% subjects


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be admitted to any Bachelor of Laws UG degree or have permission from Law Director of Programs

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLawyers' Professional Responsibility in Australia and New ZealandPrescribedDal Pont, G.E.LAW BOOK CO, 4TH EDITION, 2010
ReadingsLegal Practice ActPrescribed-2004 (VIC)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. TBC


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJudith Gutman

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
class participation10
one 2,000-word assignment3501
one 2-hour examination55