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Practicing in Australia having completed the UK LLB

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benevis100
Joined: 17 Jul 2005
Posts: 1
Practicing in Australia having completed the UK LLB
Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:06 PM
Hi, i was wondering if anyone can tell me how one can practice as a barrister, or become a barrister in Australia after they have completed the LLB in the UK. I am about togo into the third year of my course, and i have to decide what i want todo and an oprion is to go overseas and practice, please could anyone tell me how i would go about becoming a barrister in Aus, when my third year is finished of my course here in the uk.
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bearpooh
Joined: 28 Jun 2005
Posts: 9
Re: Practicing in Australia having completed the UK LLB
Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:19 AM
Hi, i was wondering if anyone can tell me how one can practice as a barrister, or become a barrister in Australia after they have completed the LLB in the UK. I am about togo into the third year of my course, and i have to decide what i want todo and an oprion is to go overseas and practice, please could anyone tell me how i would go about becoming a barrister in Aus, when my third year is finished of my course here in the uk.


You do the bar exams and then do a pupillage.
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Magnus
Joined: 26 Jul 2005
Posts: 1
Re: Re: Practicing in Australia having completed the UK LLB
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:15 AM
Not quite right ....

Australia is a federation and there is no general admission to the Commonwealth. Each of the six states and both of the internal self-governing territories regulate admission to legal practise although there is a move to a national scheme.

Don't understand the federal system? Don't worry, no-one will let you practise law in Australia until you have studied (and passed) Federal Constitutional Law at one of Australia's 38 Law Schools.

Not all states have a "divided" profession. The largest is New South Wales where 2000 barristers vie for work. Oh, and any of the 22,000 solicitors can appear in any court as advocates.

Do the maths, there are more lawyers per head of population in NSW than in the US!

Not discouraged? then proceed to

www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lawlink/lpab/ll_lpab.nsf/pages/lpab_o…

for NSW.

For other states, check local guides.
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