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.

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.
     
30 Oct 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 assignments and course materials (where available) 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.

     
28 Oct 2014  

UNDERSTANDING LEGAL LANGUAGE AND LEGISLATION

Students who are now eligible to enrol in the elective subjects and have not yet completed their enrolment for the Summer 2014-15 Semester might like to consider taking our newest elective course, Understanding Legal Language and Legislation. Interpreting legislation is increasingly significant in legal analysis and a strong understanding of language is essential to an understanding of that legislation. Students, particularly those approaching the end of their course, should strongly consider enrolling in this subject. The flyer for Understanding Legal Language and Legislation was not included in the enrolment package this semester. Click here to download a copy.

     
24 Oct 2014  

BOOK SIGNING AT CO-OP BOOKSHOP IN PHILLIP STREET, SYDNEY

The Co-op Bookshop and LexisNexis have notified us that Dennis Pearce and Robert Geddes, authors of Statutory Interpretation in Australia, will be available at the Co-op Bookshop in Phillip Street, Sydney, on Thursday 30 October from 5pm to 6pm, to sign copies of the 8th edition of their book. This is the 40th Anniversary Edition and is the prescribed text for our Understanding Legal Language and Legislation course. Click here for further information about this event.

     
20 Oct 2014  

SUMMER SESSION 2014-15 - LEC WEBCAMPUS ONLINE REGISTRATIONS

ALL students should register online between Thursday 23 October and Friday 31 October 2014 (even if you have an application pending with the LPAB). Registering during that period ensures that you have access to the LEC Webcampus prior to the commencement of lectures.

Subject guides are currently being updated and will progressively become available for downloading from the Subject Pages by the commencement of lectures. Subject guides can also be accessed, together with additional materials (if available), via the Webcampus upon successful completion of the online registration form. Please note that you will not have immediate access to the Webcampus once you have registered.

The enrolment packages were posted out in the second week of October. If you have not yet received your enrolment package in the mail, the documents and Course Information Handbook making up the package can all be downloaded from the Administration section of this website. If you do not receive the hard copy of the Course Information handbook and would like a copy, please contact the LEC office and we will post one to you.

We would like to remind students that the LPAB examination results are not available on the LEC Webcampus. Pass results will be posted on the LPAB's website on 23 October 2014.

If you are a Legal Institutions student, prompt registration ensures that you are allocated to one of the computer legal research workshops that will be held at the Legal Institutions Essential Intensive Introductory Classes on Saturday 8 November 2014.

     
20 Oct 2014  

LEC BOOKLIST

Please note that the prescribed texts and materials are being finalised for the Summer 2014-15 Semester. Click here to view the current (partial) booklist (Updated 24/10/14). Further updates to this document will be provided as information becomes available. Information on prescribed texts and materials is also available in the individual subject guides.

     
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.

     
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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