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  • The UOW Graduate Certificate in Laws (Criminal Practice) is the only program of its kind in Australia.

    This program is for lawyers working in (or aspiring to work in) criminal practice as a prosecutor or defence lawyer. It attracts practitioners from across Australia, New Zealand and PNG. You will gain practical experience in a supported environment, applying your legal knowledge to case scenarios. You will also develop your written and oral critical analysis skills.

    The program consists of four subjects: the fundamentals of criminal practice, with a focus on bail and sentencing; examination of applied criminal law areas, such as character, incompetency of counsel, separate and judge alone trials, and mental health issues in criminal practice; complex evidentiary issues, such as identification, tendency and compellability; and the use of experts.

    Each subject combines self-directed and collaborative learning through semester-long distance study supported by our e-learning platform, written assessments and a three-day intensive class*, where you will interact with judges, advocates and experts, and share the working experiences of your fellow students.

    *Classes are offered in Sydney at the Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong or other venues.

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