Practical legal training (PLT) is an essential requirement for admission as a lawyer in Australia. The UNSW Graduate Diploma in Legal Professional Practice (GDLPP) offers a distinctive, practice-ready program for law graduates intending to seek admission to the legal profession. It’s designed to develop both practical skills and proficiency in the day-to-day practice of law and to ensure graduates satisfy the competency standards for entry-level lawyers.
Our unique workplace experience offers opportunities in the Faculty’s clinics, including Kingsford Legal Centre, Refugee Advice and Casework Service and Youth Law Australia. The practicum at UNSW provides further flexibility for students who are unable to find placements, with opportunities to acquire additional specialised experience, skills and knowledge through technical learning spaces, specialised modules (such as legal tech) or placements.
Current UNSW Law students can complete their PLT while finishing their degree (subject to approval) over a minimum of 20 weeks. This offers students the advantage of studying at the same institution and using the same (and familiar) institutional systems.