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Semester 1 Teaching for the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PDLP) gets underway

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The Law discipline of School of Law and Social Science (SoLaSS) began its Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PDLP) teaching on 18 January 2021.    
Ninety- Four (94) law graduates started their 22-week intensive programme of Clinical Legal Education at the Laucala, Emalus and Solomon Islands Campuses. Acting Head of School, Dr. Sandra Tarte, welcomed 47 students at Laucala Campus.  
The PDLP programme provides practical training to law students and equips them to become legal practitioners. 
Since PDLP began, for the first time, a visually impaired LLB graduate will be undertaking the PDLP Programme.  Edwin Babanisi will be undertaking the programme from the Solomon Islands Campus
PDLP is taught face to face in Suva and in blended mode in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Samoa. This clinical legal training course prepares law graduates to practice as lawyers in Fiji and other Pacific Island jurisdictions. 
During the 22 weeks, the students will undertake 8 modules that include a 4-week attachment with either government, private law firms, statutory bodies or international/regional organisations, or private/commercial entities with legal departments to give the students hands-on experience of working in the legal fraternity.

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