CREST
LAW EXTENSION COMMITTEE
 
           
     
Summer Session 2014-15
 

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 Summer 2014-15 fees ($555 per subject for tuition and $190 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.
     
11 Sep 2014  

LEC WEBCAMPUS ACCESS

In preparation for the Summer 2014-15 Session, students wil no longer have access to the LEC Webcampus from close of business on Friday 19 September. Please note that subject guides, booklists and other materials are currently being reviewed and will be updated by the commencement of lectures. The Winter 2014 subject guides will still be available on the Subject Pages, but should only be used as a guide.

     
11 Sep 2014  

LPAB EXAMINATION RESULTS

We would like to remind students that the LPAB examination results are not available on the LEC Webcampus. Examination results will be posted to students by the LPAB no later than 21 October 2014 and pass results will be posted on their website on 23 October 2014.

Enrolment packages are expected to be mailed out to students in the second week of October and LEC online registrations commence Thursday 23 October. Please do not attempt to register before that date.

     
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 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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