Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will explore contemporary issues in the legal profession, locally, nationally, and internationally. The course will place the profession within the pantheon of professions, provide a history of the profession internationally and nationally, but focus on the issues that are driving contemporary practice including the impact of disruptive technologies, wellness, new practice vistas and opportunities, and challenges. The subject will consider the application of corporate disruption case studies to disruption of the legal profession but focus on the issues that are driving contemporary practice including the impact of disruptive business models and new practice vistas.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMira Stammers

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesPrescribed and recommended reading, tutorial/workshop discussions and exercises, assessment.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMJD or LML or LMLGBL or LMCL or LMLAW or LMLE or have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Advanced critique of contemporary issues in the legal profession
02. Critical assessment of the history and social context of the 'profession'
03. Interpretation and critique of the social, technological and economic issues having an impact on the role of the professional lawyer
04. Critical assessment of the ethical issues arising from current social, technological and economic change.

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