Guide to your Future
There are a variety of employment opportunities, be they legal or not, that await students once they complete the Sydney Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD). If you want to become a legal practitioner, you must complete an accredited program of practical legal training once you finish your LLB or JD in order to receive admission as a legal practitioner. The information below also contains details on how to become a solicitor or barrister.
The Sydney University Law Society (SULS) provides a comprehensive overview of potential careers for Sydney Law School Graduates.
Visit www.suls.org.au and select Careers.
In order to become a legal practitioner in New South Wales you satisfy the requirements of the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB).
The College of Law Professional Program is an approved method of practical legal training enabling admission in New South Wales, and all other states and the territories, either directly or through the mutual recognition scheme.
The Professional Program provides vocational legal education centred on a training partnership between the College, students and supervisors in the workplace.
The LACC website contains useful information and links on practical legal training, admissions and useful documents for all Australian jurisdictions.
A solicitor must meet the same requirements to be admitted as a legal practitioner and obtain the relevant certificate from The Law Society of NSW.
After admission as a legal practitioner, you must complete a further two years of restricted practice and undertake a practise management course approved by the Law Society before you can practise on your own account.
You must meet the requirements to be admitted as a legal practitioner and obtain the appropriate certificate from The New South Wales Bar Association. You must also take a Reading Program, consisting of qualifying examinations, a five-week full time Bar Practice Course and eleven months of reading.
If you are unsure of your career path following completion of your degree, you may like to contact the University of Sydney’s Careers Centre for further information on alternative careers.
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Are you interested in further studies? Further information is available at Masters Degrees and Graduate Diplomas @ Sydney Law School.