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Modules covering the three focus areas will be conducted over three consecutive days:
1. Aspects of evidence
2. Practice and procedure
3. Legal ethics for barristers.
During each module, participants will have the opportunity to test their understanding of examination topics through the use of practice problems and scenarios.
This model gives participants the opportunity to properly digest each module, develop good problem-solving/answering techniques and aid information retention.
The program is designed and conducted by qualified academics and practising barristers. This unique combination provides the practical approach needed to help candidates ready themselves for the examination, as well as help prepare them for the rigours of the Bar Practice Course.
Note that this short course is usually offered twice per year, in January* and May, approximately a month in advance of the NSW Bar Association's Examination.
* Due to the early scheduling of the February NSW Bar Exam (9 Feb 2023), the next UTS Bar Preparation Program will run in December 2022, rather than January 2023.
Day 1 – Aspects of evidence
Day 2 – Criminal and civil practice and procedure
Day 3 – Ethics for barristers
As part of this treatment of the various requirements and principles, a range of relevant authorities will be examined as a way of demonstrating the importance of the issues and how the courts have approached them.
As a result of undertaking this course, participants will gain:
Please contact the Law Short Courses team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
It should be noted that the UTS Bar Preparation Program, like all similar courses, is not accredited or endorsed by the NSW Bar Association. This short course does not replace the examination tutorial offered by the NSW Bar Association in the weeks prior to the examination; rather, the UTS Bar Preparation Program provides complementary study support for candidates preparing for the exams.
Whilst every effort will be made to help each candidate to prepare for their examination, UTS cannot guarantee individual success at the examination.
UTS reserves the right to alter the program, or to cancel this seminar should the minimum enrolment quota not be met. A full refund will be provided for the cancellation of any short course event.
Full price: $2,545 (GST free)*
*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.
A discount of 10% is available to UTS alumni enrolling in this short course. If you’re eligible for this discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS student or staff ID number in your UTS Open Profile (under ‘a bit about you’).
When signing up for the session, use the relevant voucher code to apply the discount to your cart:
UTS Staff only: How to enrol and obtain your UTS staff discount
Please contact the team at email@example.com to clarify payment options and the 10% staff discount code.
Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided as part of your enrolment. If you have particular dietary requirements, please advise our team members via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is particularly useful for candidates preparing to undertake the NSW Bar Association entrance exam.
It [the UTS Bar Preparation Program] is essential; you can’t pass the Bar without it, it is that simple.
Really well set out - the materials, the classroom and the interaction between the barristers and the class, especially focusing on the problem questions.
The discussion on problem questions and advice on the exam was very helpful; I was very impressed with the facilities. The course facilitator is right across the detail, concerned about student welfare and was very helpful.
Both an academic and a barrister, Stuart has led the development and delivery of the UTS Bar Preparation Program since 2016. Stuart commenced teaching at UTS in 2004 and has taught a wide range of core, elective, and ‘cross-faculty’ subjects, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Prior to teaching at UTS, Stuart served as a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Australia Navy in a number of roles, including as a Legal Officer. In 2005, Stuart was called to the NSW Bar, practising in both the civil and criminal jurisdictions.
As a Scholarly Teaching Fellow with UTS Faculty of Law, Stuart’s main teaching interests include: evidence, expert evidence presentation (forensic science), practical legal training and public international law. His research interests relate to the development and enhancement of quality learning experiences in preparation for the transition into professional life. Stuart is also UTS Law’s Director of Students.
Admitted as a legal practitioner in 1998, Alex was called to the bar in 2006. Alex has a broad, well-established practice in commercial and equity law. His clients include a range of private businesses and government agencies, as well as individuals.
Alex appears in the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of NSW (including the Court of Appeal), the District Court of NSW, the Local Court of NSW and a range of tribunals. Alex also appears in inter-state jurisdictions such as the Supreme Courts of Victoria and the ACT.
As an educator, he lectures and tutors in evidence law, contract law, and civil and criminal procedure at the tertiary level and for the Legal Profession Admissions Board. Alex also provides specific legal training for government departments and has presented seminars on a broad range of legal topics from education law and discrimination, to the role of predictive coding in the legal system.
Alex is a Lieutenant and Legal Officer in the Royal Australian Navy Reserve.
Daniel Petrushnko graduated from Western Sydney University and was called to the Bar in 2009. Prior to the Bar, Daniel worked in private practice and also as a judge’s associate in the District Court of NSW in both its civil and criminal jurisdictions.
Daniel’s criminal law practice sees him both defending and prosecuting serious indictable matters at both the state and federal level. He appears in all levels of the criminal justice process from committal proceedings, bail applications, jury trials, sentencing and appeals.
In his civil practice, Daniel appears for both plaintiff and defendants in common law matters. He is also on the panel of insurers and regularly appears in NCAT and in Administrative / Discrimination matters in the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court of Australia.
Daniel is also a casual academic at the University of Technology Sydney, teaching Criminal Law, Evidence and Ethics.
Gráinne Marsden was admitted as a solicitor in 2012 and called to the Bar in 2021. Her principal areas of practice are criminal, inquests and inquiries, regulatory and public law, as well as contractual disputes, commercial, and competition and consumer law.
Gráinne brings both corporate and criminal experience to her practice. Immediately prior to coming to the Bar, Gráinne practised as a solicitor at Legal Aid NSW and the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency. She had a broad practice of summary, indictable and appellate criminal matters, High Risk Offender matters, and inquiries. Gráinne was previously a solicitor in the Disputes team at Herbert Smith Freehills, acting on a range of competition and regulatory matters, corporate crime and investigations, and commercial and contractual disputes.
Bryce was called to the Bar in April 2015 and has appeared in the Supreme Court of NSW (including the Court of Appeal), the Federal Court of Australia (including the Full Court of the Federal Court), the Family Court of Australia, the NSW District Court, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the NSW Local Court, and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (including the Appeal Panel).
Bryce has a diverse practice and has worked on matters involving the following areas of law: corporate and commercial, contract, equity, insolvency, property, tax, wills and estates, family, criminal, and building and construction.
Prior to being called to the Bar, Bryce was a solicitor at Atanaskovic Hartnell, where he worked in corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, and Norton White, where he worked in transport law (aviation) and corporate and commercial law.
As an educator, Bryce has worked as a lecturer and tutor for UTS Law, teaching civil procedure, evidence, commercial equity and holds a PhD in English from the University of Sydney.
Enrolments are scheduled to close at 12.00 pm AEDT on Monday 12 December 2022 or when the quota has been filled.
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