Applying for admission to practise law in Australia

Are you interested in being admitted as a Lawyer in Australia? If the answer is yes then it is closer than you think with just three steps.

  1. You will need to apply to the Legal Profession Admission Board for an assessment of your legal qualifications for admission as a lawyer in the state of New South Wales (NSW). Depending on your legal qualifications you may be required to complete further subjects to satisfy the academic requirements for admission in New South Wales. The Legal Profession Admission Board will advise you of those subjects. Further information is available at the NSW Government's Lawlink - Attorney General and Justice website.

  2. Once you have been advised by the Legal Profession Admission Board of the subjects you are required to complete, contact Southern Cross University's School of Law and Justice Student Support Team at lawenquiry@scu.edu.au.

    The Student Support Team will assist you with a list of compatible units offered by Southern Cross University and the teaching session they are offered in. The Student Support Team will also direct you to the correct sections of the University for further assistance with the application process and fees.

  3. Southern Cross University's School of Law and Justice is an accredited Law School for admission to the Supreme Court of New South Wales (see the Second Schedule to the Legal Profession Admission Board Rules 2005) and the units you choose to study with us meet accreditation requirements. However if you are in any doubt, please confirm with the Legal Profession Admission Board prior to enrolment.

The compulsory workshop attendance requirement attached to some of our units would not apply to you. In some instances alternative assessments may be requested in place of the workshop attendance.