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Completing Your Practical Legal Training at Murdoch

Cafe 4Completing your Practical Legal Training is now a whole lot easier, thanks to Murdoch Law School's partnerships with Leo Cussen Centre for Law and The College of Law!

Practical Legal Training (PLT) is designed to help you develop the practical, day-to-day skills you will need as a lawyer. Completion of a PLT program is the second essential step to being admitted by the Legal Practice Board of WA as a practising lawyer - the first being your law degree.

Why? A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) gives you a theoretical understanding of the law and fulfils only part of the criteria for admission to legal practice, as set forth by the Law Admissions Consultative Committee (LACC).

After completing your PLT, you will be awarded a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP). This means you will be able to apply for admission as a legal practitioner in your State or Territory.

There are many ways to complete your PLT. In WA, Leo Cussen Centre for Law and The College of Law both offer PLT in different formats.

From 2019, graduates will have the option to complete their PLT with either Leo Cussen Centre for Law or The College of Law thanks to a new collaboration with the Murdoch Law School.

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