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    Posted: 22/September/2011 at 15:12
Are there any accredited law courses available in Australia that can be taken online or remotely?
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  Quote global Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/September/2011 at 16:34
hi, there is a course run by the legal profession admission board, diploma in law, which is run in sydney. the course offers correspondence and face to face lectures. the fees are reasonable although the exams are challenging. the course is suited to those who work fulltime, also the fees are reasonable.

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I think most unis do distance ed law courses. I know a paralegal here at the firm doing a degree by distance ed with Southern Cross. She added that she had to attend a workshop or some such crap at Coffs. Also, she might be doing half a law degree not the full thing... I'm not sure, I can't say I was really all that interested. She only mentioned it passing whilst she was reading my briefs, pouring my coffee and straightening the line in her stockings.

AOD, let me know and I'll ask her for you. She may have a day off tomorrow but she could give me the drum by Monday/Tuesday.

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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/September/2011 at 18:01
Originally posted by QuoVadis

I think most unis do distance ed law courses. I know a paralegal here at the firm doing a degree by distance ed with Southern Cross. She added that she had to attend a workshop or some such crap at Coffs. Also, she might be doing half a law degree not the full thing... I'm not sure, I can't say I was really all that interested. She only mentioned it passing whilst she was reading my briefs, pouring my coffee and straightening the line in her stockings.

AOD, let me know and I'll ask her for you. She may have a day off tomorrow but she could give me the drum by Monday/Tuesday.


You sound like you'd make a great expat QV. Sure - ask your coffee gal.
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  Quote QuoVadis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/September/2011 at 19:18
It's funny you say that. When I was in Zimbabwe doing some legal eagle work over there they said the same thing. Couldn't have stayed there though, decent booze is next to impossible to get, no proper gambling facilities, although you can get a permit to smoke bob hope which was pretty handy. The worst thing, no escorts!!! The pay was good but I'd have lost touch earning 900 billion Zim dollars a day.

Edit - Nearly forgot. She's not strictly my coffee girl. Pretty handy at warming cognac and popping champagne corks and ordering tickets for the shows around town. Of course, the firm's principle gets the sh*ts with me and reminds me "Quo old trout, do try and get her to do some legal stuff from time to time, after all THAT'S WHY SHE'S HERE. NOT TO BE YOUR PERSONAL FLOOZY". He carries on about it but it's all good humoured. She looks on the bright side too, she'll finish her whatever one day and take on more of my work if she turns out.

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  Quote QuoVadis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26/September/2011 at 09:38
I’m really glad you asked this question AOD, it seems that our shared paralegal and I, have some considerable common ground that was only unearthed by my enquiries on your behalf.

Indeed, I asked her about her studies whilst enjoying a drink and canapés before dinner at a private club. When I said I was asking for an acquaintance, she seemed a bit indifferent. However, she then hitched up her dress slightly, sat on my armrest, straightened my tie, slowly and elegantly prised the cognac from my hand and took a deep slug, reached into my jacket pocket and lit up one of my stogies. After she’d enjoyed about a quarter of it without saying anything, she gave the stogie back to me and told me that she had recently changed courses from an Associate Law Degree to a Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies for one semester all with the option of going to an LLB, all by distance, although she said that she had to do some workshops for ethics etc. She was cheesed off at having to do a workshop for just criminal law suggesting that she learned more in the tea room listening to junior solicitors zealously imparting their wisdom after insignificant wins in the local courts.

She indicated that all the classes taught were on some kind of feed and that she could listen to lectures in combination with Powerpoints. She had to post in assignments and did exams locally. She even mentioned that there were students from overseas but that they did have to travel to Oz for the workshops. Bit of a bummer about that but she said there weren’t that many, maybe two a year.

Well, I must add, I can’t believe how much we have in common. She likes good booze, literature and shows. We even share the same general disdain for criminal solicitors and whilst she enjoys the same focus as I do, she wants to spexe in maritime and maritime contract law. She indicated that she might have to do a Masters to pick up the extra units to spexe in her chosen field. Chip off the old block I think. Might have to pay closer attention to her and make her my PA if possible.

Thanks AOD.
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