Flinders Law was established to help meet an overwhelming demand for University places in Law.
In 1992, the first sixty undergraduates were admitted into the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme. Since that time both the intake size and the choices available to students have increased dramatically. Most significantly, in 1999 the new Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (LLB/LP) programme commenced. This gives Flinders students the option of not just obtaining a Law degree, but also the Practical Legal Training (PLT) needed to gain admission to practise Law as a barrister or solicitor. By integrating this into the undergraduate degree, students can become qualified to practise without having to pay the upfront fees for the final part of their training, unlike their counterparts at many other Law schools.
With Flinders Law now responsible for the popular and innovative Criminal Justice and Legal Studies majors and also for teaching the Bachelor of Justice and Society and the Bachelor of Justice and Society (Law Pathway) programmes, its role in providing high quality education and training will continue to evolve.
One thing that has changed little is the success of the Flinders Law programme. Flinders Law teaching staff and programmes win national awards, we rate highly in accreditation reviews and course evaluations and our graduates have fantastic things to say about their experience.
Our aim is to give all of our students every possible advantage to progress through to be a top-ranking graduate and become a highly valued commodity in the marketplace. That we achieve this is demonstrated by external assessment, not just our own benchmarks.
Flinders Law academic staff are active researchers, many with national or international reputations in their fields. They are involved in a range of external activities that regularly bring them into contact with the profession and the broader community. Flinders Law prides itself on its friendly, relaxed atmosphere and committment to high quality teaching scholarship.
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