The Collage of Law

Preparing tomorrow’s legal business leaders

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Master of Legal Business 

Successfully leading a 21st century legal practice or law department requires a range of skills few professionals can learn ‘on the job’. This is particularly so in a time of volatility and change in the provision of legal services.

Traditional management courses provide a solid grounding in various disciplines but are not tailored to the particular needs of the legal services industry.

The College of Law is introducing a series of subjects for both in-house and private practice which will build to a new qualification – The Master of Legal Business*.

 

*Accreditation will occur in first half 2019

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Introducing an innovative new pathway to qualification

Choose from a range of subjects which can be completed in as little as six weeks, delivering skills you can apply immediately to your role. Build credit towards the Master of Legal Business in a manageable format and timeframe.

Developed and delivered by leaders in their field

Short subjects of only 6 weeks duration

Taught mainly online with some face-to-face attendance

Earn CPD points while gaining credit towards a qualification should you choose to enrol.

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Our first student explains why she enrolled:

I believe that today, and in the future, successful lawyers must be more customer-centric and able to work collaboratively. Other professional services have undergone enormous change as a result of digitalisation. I want to be a part of improving the way lawyers operate in a digital enabled world.

Fiona McLay

Rankin Business Lawyers

Who should take these subjects?

Designed for any professional aspiring to lead a law firm or legal department or to consolidate their current leadership role

  • Partners
  • Senior associates
  • Practice group leaders
  • General and practice managers
  • In-house counsel
  • Head of legal operations
  • Functional specialists such as IT and digital managers, knowledge managers, HR and L&D managers, marketing and BD managers

Choose from eight initial subjects available from early 2019. Further subjects are in development and will be made available progressively. The sequence of subjects may change.

How to Enrol

Program Board

The College’s Program Board for the Legal Business Management programs is chaired by Dr George Beaton.

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I was delighted when the College of Law invited me to lead their Program Board for Legal Business Management. With Australasia-wide coverage and a focus on the practice and business of law, the College is uniquely positioned as the provider of choice for these programs.

George Beaton

Chair, Program Board

Dr George Beaton’s background in teaching strategy in business and law schools, combined with his work in public and private sectors, professional services, universities and governments, give him deep insights into the challenges and opportunities facing leaders and their organisations. He has guided clients through a wide variety of strategic decisions in his 30+ years as an advisor and consultant.

He is widely regarded as a leading independent authority on professional services industries and their firms. His work covers Australia, Asia, USA, Canada, and UK. He has a particular interest in the imperative for law firms to remake their business models. George’s books, NewLaw New Rules and Remaking Law Firms – Why and How, have established him as a global thought-leader.

Comprising leading Australian and international industry experts, the College draws on the Board:

  • for thought leadership and strategic guidance on its Legal Business Management programs;
  • for advice on future directions of the practice and business of law and the transformational changes in the industry;
  • to guide course design and ensure the curriculum meets the emerging needs of legal industry professionals.
Mark Cohen
Mark Cohen

CEO Legal Mosaic

Washington DC USA

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George Beaton

Adviser, Researcher, Speaker and Author

Melbourne

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Fiona Croswell

Learning & Development Manager ALPMA

Sydney Australia

Janelle Kerrisk
Janelle Kerrisk

Director & Co-founder Helix Legal

Brisbane Australia

Michelle Mahoney
Michelle Mahoney

Executive Director Innovation King & Wood

Mallesons, Melbourne Australia

Terri Mottershead
Terri Mottershead

Director Centre for Legal Innovation

Brisbane Australia

Bronwyn Pott
Bronwyn Pott

Practice Director at Griffith Hack

Sydney Australia

Steven Walker
Steven Walker

Managing Director, Elevate Law Department

Sydney Australia

Barry Wilkinson
Barry Wilkinson

Owner Wilkinson Read & Partners

Warwickshire UK

Teaching Fellows 

Your learning experiences will be designed and delivered by industry leaders who will share their unique perspectives and experience to prepare you to be a legal business leader of tomorrow.

Each Teaching Fellow is at the forefront of their field of practice. Nowhere else will you be able to have access to a team of professionals of this calibre. These are the people who are driving change in the legal services industry. They are keen to share their knowledge and expertise with you in an interactive and stimulating learning environment. They will bring energy and enthusiasm to the task and be there to support your progress through the subject.

The Teaching Fellows we have appointed to date are listed below and they are indicative of the calibre you can expect from all subjects being developed for the Master of Legal Business.

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Alison Laird

Head of Innovation & Project Delivery APAC Pinsent Masons

Melbourne Australia

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Dr George Beaton

Adviser/Researcher/Speaker/Author and Chair of Program Board

Melbourne Australia

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Joel Barolsky

Professional Services Strategy Consultant

Melbourne Australia

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Katherine Thomas

CEO Free Range Lawyers & Consultant

Perth Australia

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Mark Cohen

CEO Legal Mosaic

Washington DC USA

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Michelle Mahoney

Executive Director Innovation King & Wood Mallesons

Melbourne Australia

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Richard Lane

Director Legal Finance Professionals Ltd

Coventry UK

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Steven Walker

Managing Director Elevate Law Department

Sydney Australia

Read more about our Teaching Fellows

Have a question? Send us an enquiry.