New Zealand Certificate in Professional Legal Skills

College of Law New Zealand Limited

Subject area

Legal Practice


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Entry requirements

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare law graduates with practical and professional legal skills to work as a barrister and solicitor in Aotearoa New Zealand.
This qualification will provide the law graduate with a range of professional legal skills that will equip the graduate to enter legal practice. The qualification will provide the legal sector with graduates who have the practical and professional skills required of an entry-level lawyer, as a practitioner and officer of the court.
Graduates of this qualification will need to meet the requirements for admission and practice in order to be able to practice law in accordance with the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Law at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 300 3151
Fax: (09) 300 3153

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