Highlights

  • a unique course equipping law graduates and practitioners with broad, technology-based skills that help navigate the new normal of legal practice in national and global contexts
  • flexible, online learning allowing you to study anywhere, while interacting and connecting with lecturers and students in a supportive environment 
  • classes designed and delivered by disciplinary experts in technology and law
  • gain the technical knowledge and vocabulary required to effectively communicate with clients, technological innovators and regulators
  • learn to apply design thinking methodologies to create human-centred solutions for contemporary legal problems
  • develop capabilities in quantitative analysis, and logical reasoning, while exploring the dominant paradigms shaping data analysis
  • Synthesise your new entrepreneurial and technological skills to create innovative legal solutions to fill gaps in the market
  • Work collaboratively on a real world legal project and take your ideas to the next level at a virtual pitch event.

Highlights

  • a unique course equipping law graduates and practitioners with broad, technology-based skills that help navigate the new normal of legal practice in national and global contexts
  • flexible, online learning allowing you to study anywhere, while interacting and connecting with lecturers and students in a supportive environment 
  • classes designed and delivered by disciplinary experts in technology and law
  • gain the technical knowledge and vocabulary required to effectively communicate with clients, technological innovators and regulators
  • learn to apply design thinking methodologies to create human-centred solutions for contemporary legal problems
  • develop capabilities in quantitative analysis, and logical reasoning, while exploring the dominant paradigms shaping data analysis
  • Synthesise your new entrepreneurial and technological skills to create innovative legal solutions to fill gaps in the market
  • Work collaboratively on a real world legal project and take your ideas to the next level at a virtual pitch event.

Why choose this course?

Large-scale change driven by digital disruption, globalisation and shifting economic models are rapidly transforming the legal profession, and the roles and desired attributes of lawyers. This course has been designed to provide law graduates and practitioners with the technical skills, mindsets and capabilities they need to work and succeed in a rapidly changing professional landscape.

This course will empower you to understand, apply and create technology-based tools that respond to complex legal problems, manage legal practice and work globally.

Learn from the best

The Graduate Certificate in Future Law Technologies is designed and delivered by technology in law disciplinary experts, including members of QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre, law academics and legal practitioners with real world experience and industry insights.

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What to expect

Extend your technical skills and gain the expertise and confidence to lead the innovative application of emerging technologies in a legal context for clients and workplaces.

You’ll develop capabilities in:

  • quantitative analysis and logical reasoning
  • design thinking methodologies
  • the automation of legal services and decision support systems
  • creating innovative legal solutions and taking them to market.

Flexible delivery

The Graduate Certificate in Future Law Technologies will be introduced in semester 2, 2020 as a wholly online, part-time offering for domestic and international students.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

This course will help grow your career in contemporary and emerging areas of legal practice and industry, as well as non-traditional legal roles in:

  • business
  • social enterprise
  • information technology
  • knowledge management
  • health
  • justice and the community sector.

Possible careers

  • Business Advisor
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Officer
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Commercialisation Officer
  • Company Manager
  • Data Analytics Specialist
  • Data-Driven Decision Maker
  • Digital Economy Lawyer
  • Digital Strategist
  • Enterprise Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • IT project manager
  • In-House Lawyer
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Risk Manager
  • Legal Technology Specialist
  • Legal Writer
  • Public Defender

Details and units

This course is made up of 4 x 12 credit point core units. Students may choose to study one or two units per teaching period.

Core Units

LWN711 Legal Analytics

LWN712 Legal Design Online

LWN713 Legal Tech

LWN714 Legal Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

This course is made up of 4 x 12 credit point core units. Students may choose to study one or two units per teaching period.

Core Units

LWN711 Legal Analytics

LWN712 Legal Design Online

LWN713 Legal Tech

LWN714 Legal Entrepreneurship and Innovation

NB This course is available to non-student visa holders or international students studying from their home country. It is not available to international student visa holders.

Requirements

Course code
LW78
Delivery
  • Online
Delivery
  • Online

This course is available to non-student visa holders or international students studying from their home country. It is not available to international student visa holders.

Duration
1 years part-time
You can complete this course in 7 months provided you enrol in and successfully complete 2 units in Semester 2, 2020 and 2 units in Summer, 2020
Duration
1 years part-time
You can complete this course in 7 months provided you enrol in and successfully complete 2 units in Semester 2, 2020 and 2 units in Summer, 2020
Entry
July
Entry
July

A recognised Bachelor of Laws degree (or equivalent qualification).

Minimum academic requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in law with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.0 on QUT's 7 point scale.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: $12,700 per year full-time (48 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $19,000 per year full-time (48 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $12,200 per year full-time (48 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $18,200 per year full-time (48 credit points)

FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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