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.
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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