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Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

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Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice



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20 weeks full-time or part-time equivalent

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Delivery Mode:

On campus (Face-to-face with online) and Flexible

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This course provides law graduates with the opportunity to complete, through a flexible learning delivery mode, the admission requirements to practise as a lawyer in New South Wales, Australia.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge

Students should have a University of Wollongong LLB degree, a Diploma in Law from the Legal Profession Admission Board or a law degree from an accredited tertiary institution, including the successful completion (pass level) of the equivalent of the University's skills training and legal profession studies subjects (ie, skills training in drafting, communication, advocacy and dispute management and professional responsibility/ethics).

However, students who have not completed equivalent skills subjects as described above will have appropriate skills training in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice program offered by the Faculty of Law at the University of Wollongong.

Course Requirements

Students are required to satisfactorily complete all coursework and professional experience components of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Course Program


Credit Points

LLB 843

Professional Practice or


LLB 847

Professional Experience*


LLB 844

Practice Management


LLB 845

Conducting Litigation


LLB 846

Commercial and Property Practice


*Students who have completed the subject LLB396 Professional Practice as part of the LLB at UOW are required to enrol in LLB847.

Professional Recognition

The Legal Profession Admission Board recognises this course for graduates applying for admission as legal practitioners in New South Wales.

Other Information

International law graduates should first contact the Legal Profession Admission Board for directions as to what requirements they must meet in order to qualify for admission in New South Wales. They may be required to complete some additional law studies and it is usual to complete these before commencing the practical legal training requirements.

Further information is available at http://coursefinder.uow.edu.au/ or email: Faculty of Law: law-enquiries@uow.edu.au