CREST
LAW EXTENSION COMMITTEE
 
           
     
Winter Session 2014
 

PLEASE READ THE STUDENT MESSAGE BOARD BELOW FOR ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS BEFORE PROCEEDING TO THE WEBCAMPUS

The aim of the LEC WEBCAMPUS is to develop and maintain online resources for students who are enrolled in the LPAB Diploma in Law course.

THE LEC WEBCAMPUS:
Contains online registration with the LEC, subject materials for registered students, subject forums, personal details and assignment results screen, and is growing as additional facilities become available.

Sections include:

Subject Pages:
Contain course materials, links and other information specific to each of the 26 subjects.

Library and Resources:
Links to most of the Australian and international legal research and information sites available on the internet.

LPAB Exams:
Information in this section should be read in conjunction with any information provided by the LPAB.

Future Students:
Information for people interested in what the Diploma in Law course has to offer.

 

 

 

WELCOME TO THE LAW EXTENSION COMMITTEE

DIPLOMA IN LAW COURSE

 

Prospective students should visit the future students section for more information about the Diploma in Law program and visit the LPAB website for information on how to register as a Student-at-Law.

 

Flexible – Study law part time or in distance mode, mid-year entry.

Affordable – Based on Winter 2014 fees ($530 per subject for tuition and $180 per subject for examination) it is possible to complete the course for less than $15,000.

Accessible – There is a wide range of entry criteria. Click on this link to view the entry categories: http://www.lpab.lawlink.nsw.gov.au.

Resources – Enjoy full access to Sydney Law Library's resources.

Features of the Course

  • Students enrol as students of the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB). They are taught by the University of Sydney at both the Camperdown campus and the St James campus in the Sydney CBD. The LPAB administers the course and awards the Diploma.

  • For distance students there are two weekend schools run each semester at the University’s main campus in Camperdown near the Sydney CBD. These are the main focus of the program for distance students.

  • Most of the teachers are practitioners; the others are academics teaching for metropolitan and regional universities. Emphasis is placed on attendance. The course is not an online or correspondence course.

  • Students have full access to the Sydney Law School library and online resources such as legal databases and law reports.

  • For the purposes of admission to the legal profession, the DIPLOMA IN LAW is equivalent to a law degree. The course has a practical orientation and emphasis in the course is on preparation for practice. Many lawyers practising in NSW and other jurisdictions in Australia have gained their qualification this way.

  • Examinations are conducted by the LPAB in March and September in Sydney, Parramatta, Canberra, Albury, Dubbo, Broken Hill, Newcastle, Armidale and Lismore.

  • While most students have university or other tertiary qualifications, the entry categories are flexible. Approximately 10% of students enter through the HSC, and special provision is made for those who are or have been police officers, nurses or paralegals.

 

The Law Extension Committee (LEC) was established by the Senate of the University of Sydney in 1964. The LEC's function is to provide legal education for students undertaking the NSW LPAB Diploma in Law examinations.

The LEC is appointed by the University Senate and comprises members and nominees proposed by the University, the Chief Justice of New South Wales, The NSW Bar Association and Law Society, and the Faculty of Law. Lectures are given by practitioners and university teachers. Weekend Schools are offered each semester for external students.

The aim of the LEC is to provide affordable and accessible legal education in support of the LPAB Diploma in Law course. The program is not able to offer all the services and individual attention of a comprehensive campus, however through our webcampus we endeavour to provide additional support and materials to aid students in their studies. This course requires students to manage their time efficiently to meet all requirements and to be able to work independently. There is a strong orientation towards education for legal practice.


LEC WEBCAMPUS

The LEC has expanded all of its WEBCAMPUS facilities and all students enrolled in the course are given access to online registration, change of details, subject guides, notes and supplementary materials, subject discussion forum, secure assignment lodgement and receipting, assignment processing and results screen. This facility is constantly growing as we expand our services.

To enter the WEBCAMPUS --->QUICKLINK TO WEBCAMPUS LOGIN
To view the MESSAGE BOARD --->QUICKLINK TO MESSAGE BOARD

 

 
STUDENT MESSAGE BOARD - URGENT NOTICES BELOW
FOR ONGOING NOTICES FOR EACH SUBJECT PLEASE CLICK HERE.
     
1 Aug 2014  

RESCHEDULING OF FINAL REAL PROPERTY LECTURE FOR WINTER 2014 SEMESTER

Real Property evening lecture students will probably be already aware that Professor Stewart will not be able to teach on the evening of 13 August. It has been necessary therefore to reschedule the final Real Property lecture for this semester. Please note therefore that there will be no Real Property lecture on 13 August, but there will now be a lecture at 6 pm on 20 August in Week 13. This will be held in the Pharmacy Lecture Theatre (Room N342) in the Pharmacy Building on the Camperdown Campus. Unfortunately it was not possible for us to extend the booking in the Chemistry Building.

     
25 Jul 2014  

PRACTICAL LEGAL TRAINING

The College of Law at St Leonards has asked if we could make the following information about their up-coming Practical Legal Training on-campus course available to our students.


"The College of Law is starting the next full-time on campus course on 25 August. Many students enjoy this course as it suits their learning style and because they benefit from the additional face to face time with their lecturers and fellow students. For international students, this course also complies with the requirements of an international student visa. For more information about the course visit www.collaw.edu.au/shop/practical-legal-training/full-time-on-campus-course-np143c or call 1300 856 111. The College also offers online full-time and part-time courses, as well as a part-time evening course which suits students who may be working during the day."

     
16 Jul 2014  

IN MEMORY OF PROFESSOR EILIS MAGNER, AN EXCEPTIONAL PERSON AND TEACHER

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Eilis Magner. Eilis died this week, following a heart attack. Eilis was the LPAB’s examiner in Evidence and a long-time lecturer for the LEC. Her many friends and colleagues will miss her boundless enthusiasm, among many other admirable and lovable qualities and idiosyncrasies.


After taking up the Foundation Chair in Law at the University of New England, Eilis continued to teach the Evidence weekend schools for the LEC. Prior to that, she had been at Sydney Law School. Eilis was a natural and committed educator. Her first tertiary qualification was a Bachelor of Education degree, and she began her professional life as a teacher.


Eilis was also devoted to her students, as this poignant and very recent episode illustrates. She called from Singapore, very weak and in hospital, concerned about her assignment marking and the upcoming weekend school. It seemed she was on the road to recovery, and I assured her that her colleagues in our Evidence team would fill in. We did not anticipate that being our last conversation.


Eilis will be remembered with great affection and respect by generations of students and colleagues across several campuses, cities and countries. Our thoughts are with her husband Don, to whom she was devoted and who was with her when she fell ill in Singapore.


Frank Astill

     
10 Jul 2014  

CHANGE OF VENUE FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LECTURES 14 JULY AND 21 JULY 2014

Would Intellectual Property students please note that the evening lectures on 14 July and 21 July 2014 will now be held in St James Lecture Theatre 2 rather than St James Lecture Theatre 4. However Lecture Theatre 2 is not available to us on Monday evenings after 21 July and therefore lectures after that date will be held in Lecture Theatre 4, as originally advised.

     
10 Jul 2014  

CHANGE OF VENUE FOR LAW OF ASSOCIATIONS LECTURES 10/7, 17/7 AND 24/7/14

Would Law of Associations students please note that the evening lectures on 10 July, 17 July and 24 July 2014 will now be held in St James Lecture Theatre 1 rather than the St James Assembly Hall. However Lecture Theatre 1 is not available to us on Thursday evenings after 24 July and therefore lectures after that date will be held in the Assembly Hall, as originally advised.

     
26 Jun 2014  

CHANGE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PLANNING EVENING LECTURE PROGRAM

This is a reminder that the Local Government and Planning lecture originally scheduled for Thursday 10 July has been cancelled. The first lecture for the second half of the semester will now be held on Thursday 17 July and lectures will continue until Thursday 21 August 2014.

     
20 Jun 2014  

EVENING LECTURE VENUES FOR SECOND HALF OF WINTER 2014 SEMESTER

We have now received confirmation of venue bookings for evening lectures in the second half of the Winter 2014 semester. Click here for an updated evening lecture timetable. Please note that the venue for your lectures in the second half of semester may be different from that in the first.

     
29 Apr 2014  

LPAB CONFIRMATION OF ENROLMENT

Would students please note that registering online with the LEC is not a confirmation of their enrolment with the LPAB. If students have not received their enrolment confirmation letter within 28 days of the last day of enrolment, they should contact the LPAB's Student Services Officer.

The LEC online registration process for the current session allows the LPAB's students to gain access to their course materials (where applicable) by the commencement of lectures. A successful online registration with the LEC does not mean a student's enrolment application has been processed and accepted by the LPAB.

     
10 Apr 2014  

THE FRANCIS FORBES SOCIETY'S LEGAL HISTORY DISCUSSION GROUP PROGRAM FOR 2014

In response to a great deal of interest from students attending last semester's Orientation Day, Justice Geoff Lindsay provided more information about the Forbes Lecture for 2013 for uploading to the LEC website. The Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History has now provided details of its Legal History Discussion Group Program for 2014. Click here for details.

     
13 Dec 2013  

SCAM ALERT

We have been informed that students at the UTS and UNSW have reported dubious Facebook approaches by a person purporting to offer jobs for students.

One ploy seems to be a request for money in return for arranging an interview. Another involves an advertisement for a non-existent legal research position.

Students are being advised to monitor their social media sites carefully to ensure that they are not vulnerable to exploitation.

     
16 May 2013  

CAMPUS WiFi

The University of Sydney ICT has advised that any LPAB students unable to access the UniSydney wireless network should contact the ICT Help Desk directly on 9351 6000. The Help Desk will reset your password over the phone so that WiFi is enabled.

     
14 March 2012   LEC CODE OF CONDUCT

The Course Information Handbook in recent years has included a section “Conduct, Character and the Study of Law”. Principles of behavior appropriate to the environments in which our program is offered have been gathered into one foundation document. You are welcome to make suggestions. It will be part of the obligations of all involved with the LEC program to become familiar with, and abide by, the Code. A copy of the document is available on the Ongoing Message Board in the General LEC Notices section.
     
 
 
Phone:   (02) 9392 0320
Fax:   (02) 9392 0329
     
Email:   enquiries@lec.pip.com.au
     
Address:   Law Extension Committee, The University of Sydney
St James Campus
Level 6, 173-175 Phillip Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
     
     
   
 
 
 
 

 


 

Law Extension Committee
The University of Sydney
Ph: (02) 9392 0320
Fax: (02) 9392 0329
Email: enquiries@lec.pip.com.au

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