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Becoming a Lawyer
YOUR PATHWAY TO ADMISSIOn
- You’ve completed your Bachelor of Laws or equivalent course
- You’ve completed a Practical Legal Training (PLT) program, which awards you a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
- You’re a fit and proper person
Below is everything you need to know about ticking these all-important boxes.
1. law degree
Completing your law degree – either a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) – is the first thing you’ll need to become a lawyer.
To earn this qualification, you’ll need to complete a number of key areas. These are known as the ‘Priestley 11’:
- Administrative law
- Civil Procedure
- Company Law
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law and Procedures
- Equity (including Trusts)
- Professional Conduct (including Basic Trust Accounting)
- Property, both Real (including Torrens System Land) and Personal
2. Practical Legal Training
Practical Legal Training
Learn more about how our Practical Legal Training including, when you can start, study modes, locations and fees and payments.Learn More
Apply your practical skills in a real-world environment. Learn more about your options, the rules, advanced standing and approval process.Learn More
3. Fit and Proper person
If your application for admission has been successful (yay!) you can attend an admission ceremony. You will get to sign the Roll, make an Oath and collect your Certificate of Admission.
Once you have signed the Roll, you are a lawyer.