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Author Weisbrot, David, author

Title So you want to be a lawyer? : a guide for current and prospective students in Australia / David Weisbrot ; foreword by Michael Kirby
Published Camberwell, Vic. : ACER Press, 2013
Camberwell, Victoria : ACER Press, 2013


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Description xv, 246 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Series So you want to be a ... series
So you want to be a
Contents Contents note continued: How do I gain admission to an Australian law school? -- Is there a rank order of law schools? -- What does a law degree cost? -- Are there additional costs beyond tuition fees? -- Some overseas fee comparisons -- In sum: Do your sums -- A checklist for evaluating law schools - and decision-making -- Get active on your own behalf -- Section 5 The life of a law student -- What is it like to be a law student? -- How demanding is the law course? -- What subjects will I be studying and how will I be assessed? -- Who are our teachers? -- What do students say are the most enjoyable parts of the course? -- Is studying law stressful and a contributor to ill health for some students? -- Tips for success as a law student -- Can I manage my young family and still study law? -- Are there any special issues or difficulties for persons with disabilities? -- What if I find part way through that I don't like my law course? -- Section 6 Careers for law graduates --
Contents note continued: What are the different career paths in law? -- Are there too many law students for the market? -- Demographics: A large and growing legal services sector -- The changing nature of Australian legal practice -- Dynamic changes in lawyering: The late 1970s to the present -- What other areas of law might I work in after graduation? -- Admission to practise law -- Acquiring a solicitor's practising certificate -- Barristers Reading Programs -- Further study? Postgraduate and specialist education -- The changing subject matter of law
Machine generated contents note: Section 1 Introduction -- Who'd be a lawyer? Popular culture and the profession's image problem -- Do lawyers deserve a poor reputation? -- Terminology: Lawyers, barristers and solicitors -- Some reasons why you should not study law -- Good reasons to study law -- Section 2 Educating lawyers -- How has legal education evolved in Australia? -- What are the different types of law degree available? -- Are MOOCs the future? -- The content of a law degree -- Capstone experiences, community engagement and globalisation -- Studying overseas -- CALD Standards for Australian Law Schools 2009 -- Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLOs) -- Section 3 Australian law schools -- Australian Capital Territory -- New South Wales -- Northern Territory -- Queensland -- South Australia -- Tasmania -- Victoria -- Western Australia -- Multi-state campuses -- Section 4 Making an informed decision about law school -- Introduction --
Summary This is the first comprehensive Australian guide written for people who are contemplating enrolling in a law degree, whether as an undergraduate or as a postgraduate - as well as for those who are already enrolled but wondering why, or where their law degree may lead them. So You Want To Be a Lawyer? provides all of the information any prospective law student will need to make an informed and intelligent decision about the best place for them to study, what to study, and where it all might lead
Analysis Australian
Careers/vocational guidance (Australia)
Legal profession, skills & practice (Australia)
juvenile Nonfiction
Notes "Foreword by the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Teenage/Secondary, Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Subject Law -- Vocational guidance -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Law -- Vocational guidance -- Australia.
Author Kirby, Michael, author of introduction, etc
LC no. 2013362147
ISBN 9781742861012 (paperback)