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Leo Cussen Centre for Law celebrates 50-year anniversary

Leo Cussen Centre for Law has celebrated 50 years of “transforming the legal profession through connection and education”, after growing extensively over five decades.

user iconLauren Croft 26 April 2022 Big Law
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The legal educational body began as an innovative teaching model to provide a more progressive education – and during the past 50 years, has evolved and grown to ensure they remain relevant in changing social and economic environments.

In January 2021, the centre began offering practical legal training at the Australian National University – offering the Leo Cussen graduate diploma of legal practice at the ANU Acton campus and open to students both in the ANU College of Law as well as law graduates from other institutions.


With a national presence, Leo Cussen Centre for Law demonstrates commitment, as a not-for-profit institution, to making legal education accessible to all students wherever they are, according to executive director of Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Shirley Southgate.  

“Access to justice depends upon a highly educated, ethical, diverse legal profession connected to the communities they serve,” she said.  

“Leo Cussen will continue to serve the community and the legal profession by preparing lawyers for a complex, challenging and rapidly changing world in which they will work.”

Leo Cussen Centre for Law looks to the future of practical legal training (PLT) with an approach to develop the whole lawyer and contribute to a future-focused Australian legal profession.

Continuing professional development (CPD) at Leo Cussen offers CPD Flex, which allows clients to elect to attend programs live-streamed or to learn onsite in Melbourne. 

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