Professional Recognition

Completion of the Sydney Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) will satisfy the academic requirements needed to apply for admission as a solicitor in New South Wales. Additional requirements must be met before a Law graduate can be admitted and practice as a lawyer in NSW. Please refer to our diagrammatic guide to admission to legal practice.

Further information on these requirements is available from The Legal Profession Admission Board.

If you intend to practice in another State or overseas, you must consult the relevant professional body or equivalent to determine whether the Sydney LLB or JD is acceptable as a legal qualification. It is not the responsibility of the University of Sydney Law School to do so.

Practising Law in Australia - Useful Links

New South Wales



Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

South Australia

The Law Society of South Australia

Western Australia

Northern Territory (NT)

Practising Law Overseas - Useful Links

United States

New York



British Columbia


United Kingdom

England and Wales

Notes on Applications for Certificate of Exemption from the Common Professional Examination



Hong Kong

Republic of Korea


Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Malaysia