Certificates are programs of study that focus on a particular area, whether it’s academic or trade-related. This type of education can have different levels, such as undergraduate, postgraduate or advanced. Most certificate programs are completed in a year or less.
What is a certificate in legal practice? It is an academic program that gives students the technical skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the legal field. Some certificates may focus on particular legal practices, such as cross-examination or dispute resolution, while others may have a wider approach. The exact courses students can expect to take will vary from school to school. However, the courses offered may be similar to professional ethics, conveyancing, criminal practice, civil litigation and criminal procedures.
Not only does this certificate give students the skills needed to succeed in a legal career, but it also provides transferable skills that can be used throughout a person’s entire life. Participants often improve their communication, analysis and organizational skills.
The tuition for a certificate program can vary greatly from one school to the next. Often, location and program duration play a big role in the overall cost. Applicants can get a better idea of price by contacting schools directly for an estimate.
What type of career does a certificate in legal practice prepare students for? Most graduates go on to become lawyers, judges and legal advisors, but there are plenty of other career opportunities available too. For example, some scholars may become journalists, researchers, professors and consultants. The exact career opportunities participants have after graduation can be dictated by their other education and work history.
Many universities around the world offer certificate programs. You may even be able to find a program offered online. If you want to apply, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
Direct and Cross Examination is a legal course of the Criminal Law Intensive Training Programs Department coordinated by Prof. Dr. Feridun Yenisey, BAU Global Studies Director. Whether you are a law student, a new lawyer or you want to improve your cross-examination skills, this workshop will help you develop or improve the most difficult trial skill to master: cross-examination. [+]
Direct and Cross Examination is a legal course of the Criminal Law Intensive Training Programs Department coordinated by Prof. Dr. Feridun Yenisey, BAU Global Studies Director. Whether you are a law student, a new lawyer or you want to improve your cross-examination skills, this workshop will help you develop or improve the most difficult trial skill to master: cross-examination.
During this course you will learn:The critical success factors to succeed at this professional skill, that is essential in any dispute resolution Direct vs cross-examinations and the features of a leading question How to control run-away witnesses, develop facts helpful to your theory of the case, and the great don’ts of this legal practice Lines and stages of attack and how to organize a successful examination through the analysis of international case studies ... [-]
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice allows students to complete the practical legal training (PLT) requirements necessary for admission by the Supreme Court of NSW to practise as a lawyer. The UTS PLT program is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) of the Supreme Court of NSW and offers students a university-standard level of teaching, involving interactive exercises such as practice courts, simulated practice transactions and skills training. [+]
Career options include lawyer, provided graduates have fulfilled all other academic requirements.[-]