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Monash University

Monash University Handbook 2010

The Bachelor of Laws courses at Monash University (including all double degrees) are accredited for the purpose of admission to practice as a barrister or solicitor in the state of Victoria. The courses are accepted for admission in other Australian and some international jurisdictions including Singapore and Malaysia, and are accepted as qualifying a graduate to sit the Bar Examination in some US states. Students who plan to seek admission to practice in an interstate or overseas jurisdiction after graduation should seek advice from the admitting authorities in that jurisdiction.

Council of Legal Education (CoLE) requirements for admission to practice

The Council of Legal Education (CoLE) is responsible for the accreditation of law qualifications in Victoria and the administration of the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2008. These rules state that to be admitted to practice as a barrister or solicitor in the state of Victoria, applicants must have completed a tertiary qualification(s) in Australia which includes:

(a) the equivalent of at least three years of full time study of law, and

(b) units of study which demonstrate an understanding of and competence of 11 specified areas of legal knowledge.