PLT Explained

Completing your law degree is just one step in the journey to becoming a lawyer. Following your law degree, you need to complete your Practical Legal Training (PLT) and be awarded your Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) to be admitted as a qualified Australian lawyer.

While your law degree teaches you the theoretical understanding of the law and legal systems, PLT gives you the practical skills – how to work effectively within that system. At Leo Cussen, you’ll develop the skills of a lawyer, by doing the work of a lawyer in a simulated and supportive environment.

Leo Cussen will help you step into the legal profession with the confidence and skills to be a successful lawyer – the Whole Lawyer – from day one.

6 Reasons to Complete your PLT at Leo Cussen

  • Be the Whole Lawyer

    Experience learning that’s designed to ensure you enter the legal profession as a confident, creative and adaptable lawyer.

  • Simulated Legal Practice

    Put your learning into practice and discover what it takes to be a real lawyer in a simulated law firm environment.

  • Be Mentored

    Receive valuable support, advice, and industry insights by working closely with an experienced lawyer throughout your PLT.

  • Your Placement Organised

    Take advantage of our extensive network of industry partners. We can help you find the right law firm for your required 4-week placement. *Extra fee applies.

  • Future Proof Your Skillset

    Build your creative thinking and problem solving skills by taking part in our Leo Justice Lab, where you’ll work collaboratively with a team to solve a real world access-to-justice issue.

  • Personalise Your PLT

    Choose the learning method that suits you – blended, online or onsite. And with 28 combinations of electives, you can build the course for the career you want.

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