Practical legal training
Practical legal training (PLT) is an essential study requirement for any person wishing to practise law in NSW. Completion of PLT is a requirement of the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) for admission as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW and by mutual recognition to the Supreme Courts of other Australian states.
UTS was the first university to offer an accredited PLT program in Sydney. The UTS PLT program, the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice, offers students a university-standard level of teaching, involving interactive exercises such as practice courts, simulated practice transactions and skills training, and is fully accredited by the LPAB.
The UTS PLT program comprises:
- academic subjects, and
- a practical experience work placement.
How to undertake PLT
The UTS PLT program is offered on two discrete levels:
- Entirely within the stand-alone UTS Bachelor of Laws (C10124), in the final semester(s) of study if you choose the PLT option
- Completing a UTS combined law degree, followed by the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice (C11232).
- Completing the UTS Juris Doctor, followed by the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice (C11232).
- For graduates of other law schools or overseas jurisdictions, completing the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice (C11232).
The Powerpoint presentation delivered at the Faculty's annual PLT Information Sessions held in October 2013 may be viewed here.
How to apply
Current UTS students apply for the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice (C11232) via a direct application form, available from the Building 5 - Haymarket student centre, or by attending a Law PG Info Session.
International students apply via here.