Starting Your Practical Legal Training Early

Starting Your Practical Legal Training Early

WHEN CAN I START PRACTICAL LEGAL TRAINING?

Your Practical Legal Training is usually undertaken at the end of your academic studies.

However, as of 1 January 2015 it is possible to start earlier if you have completed all Priestley 11 core subjects of your law degree – with no more than two electives remaining.

To start your Practical Legal Training early, you will need to seek approval from the admitting authority in the state you wish to be admitted to practise. Rules and processes relating to early starts vary by state.

Rules and processes


Except in exceptional circumstances, you cannot start your Practical Legal Training in the Australian Capitol Territory until you have completed the Academic Requirements for Admission.

Please contact the Legal Profession Admission Board ACT on (02) 6207 1219 for further information.