Specialist Certificate in Legal Leadership

What will I study?


Course structure

Students must complete 25 credit points of study from the prescribed list of subjects.

Subject timing and format

The Legal Leadership program has been designed around the busy schedules of working professionals. Subjects are offered from February to December each year. Subjects are taught intensively over five or six days and might be online or on-campus.

Subjects delivered online will have a combination of pre-recorded lecture content, live sessions and discussion boards among other resources. On-campus subjects involve interactive, seminar-style classes in the Law Building in Melbourne.

Class sizes are typically limited to 30 students regardless of delivery mode.

For detailed course and subject information, see the Handbook: Specialist Certificate in Legal Leadership.


Jessica Gelsumini

Jessica studied Legal Leadership Essentials as part of her Master of Employment and Labour Relations Law

The Legal Leadership Essentials unit is by far the most practical and valuable unit I've undertaken throughout my legal studies. This unit provides you with an unparalleled insight into how lawyers and law firms tick, and what good leadership in the legal industry looks like. It is more than 'just another leadership course' – this unit equips you with the skills and knowledge to not only be the best lawyer leader you can, but to also get the best out of those you work with. This unit is an absolute must for any law student or lawyer working, or intending to work, in the legal industry. Jessica Gelsumini, Legal Officer at the Fair Work Commission

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