Overseas Qualified Lawyers
If you are an international lawyer seeking admission to legal practice in Australia, you will need to have your overseas legal qualification assessed by the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB).
The LPAB assessment will determine the subjects you need to complete to be eligible to practice law in Australia.
Have your LPAB assessment reviewed
To receive a study plan that best suits your needs from courses offered by UTS Law, international lawyers who have received LPAB assessment of their academic law qualification, please contact and/or send a scanned copy of your LPAB assessment to:
Domestic applicants with international qualifications: Ask UTS
International applicants: UTS International
Courses to meet the LPAB requirements
Depending on the number of academic subjects required by the LPAB and whether your studies were undertaken from a common law or non-common law background, we can prescribe the most appropriate academic course for your to fulfill LPAB requirements.
The most commonly prescribed courses based on LPAB assessments are:
- Graduate Certificate in Australian Law
- Graduate Diploma in Australian Law
- Master of Legal Studies
- Juris Doctor
Qualify for admission
In order to qualify for admission as a lawyer in New South Wales, the above academic courses may need to be followed by enrolment in a practical legal training (PLT) program, which may be completed at UTS by enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice.
Alternatively, you may be eligible to undertake Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice to fulfil both the academic and practical requirements for admission as a lawyer in New South Wales.
UTS International will contact you and advise which course the Faculty has deemed most suitable for you to meet the requirements to practice law in New South Wales.