University of Technology Sydney

75411 Practical Experience

Requisite(s): ((75424c Legal and Professional Skills AND (102 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90688 102cp Core subjects LLB OR 108 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90832 LLB Core Subjects OR 108 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90831 Juris Doctor Core Subjects) AND (114 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 162 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10124 Bachelor of Laws OR 114 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90691 144cp Law Stream OR 114 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90401 Law Stream Combined Degree BA Communication Bachelor of Laws OR 132 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice)) OR 75424c Legal and Professional Skills )
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 94680 Entering Professional Life (6cp) AND 94681 Entering Professional Life (8cp)


This subject covers the skills, practice areas and values required of a law student to be admitted to practise law as prescribed by the 'competency standards' set out in the Second Schedule to the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015. The subject assumes an understanding of disciplinary knowledge taught in core law subjects in a relevant degree. Students learn and practise the application of this knowledge through the development of skills and reflection in preparation for professional practice as an entry-level lawyer.

This subject is one of four subjects that constitute the Practical Legal Training (PLT) program. It is a work-integrated subject complemented by the three other PLT subjects – 75424 Legal and Professional Skills, 75422 Transactional Practice and 75423 Litigation and Estate Practice.

This subject enables students to bring together the knowledge of legal practice gained in the complementary PLT subjects and to apply their learning in a legal workplace.

Students undertake a minimum of 13 weeks of full-time or equivalent part-time work experience in a legal office environment. This is a zero-credit-point subject that is graded pass/fail. Grading is based on supervisors' reports as to the competency of students' practice in their workplaces. To be competent, students must achieve the standard of an entry-level lawyer.

Students may enrol in this subject when they enrol in 75424 Legal and Professional Skills. Practical Experience must be approved by the Practical Experience Committee and be in accordance with the Practical Experience Rules, as detailed on the Practical Experience Website.

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