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New Zealand Council of Legal Education

 

 

 

Work of the Council

The Council is an independent statutory body. The general activities of the Council concern public interest and regulatory matters and centre on the Council's responsibilities for the quality and provision of legal training that is required to be undertaken by any person either within New Zealand or from overseas wishing to be admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

These general activities include:

  • Defining and prescribing courses of study for the examination and practical legal training of persons wishing to be admitted as barristers and solicitors in New Zealand
  • Arranging for the provision of those courses of study
  • Arranging for the moderation and assessment of those courses of study
  • Assessment of qualifications particularly those of overseas law graduates and legal practitioners wishing to practise in New Zealand
  • Arranging for the provision of research as necessary, and tendering advice on legal education
  • Administering and conducting certain examinations.

****** PROFESSIONAL LEGAL STUDIES COURSE REVIEW ******

The Council engaged the Right Honourable Sir Andrew Tipping to conduct a Review of the Professionals Course. The Review of the PLSC has now been completed. Please click on this link to download the Review.

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR HOLIDAY PERIOD 2014/2015 OFFICE CLOSURE

The Council’s offices are scheduled to close on Friday 19th December 2014 and to re-open on Tuesday 20th January 2015 at 9.00am. No applications for assessment of overseas qualifications or completion certificates will be processed during this closure. Dates will be confirmed nearer to the end of 2014.

 

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