The Diploma in Law is taught through the Law Extension Committee.
Rule 53 of the NSW Admission Board Rules 2015 sets out the subjects making up the curriculum:
Group A – Compulsory Subjects
01. Legal Institutions
02. Criminal Law and Procedure
05. Real Property
06. Australian Constitutional Law
08. Commercial Transactions
09. Administrative Law
10. Law of Associations
12. Taxation and Revenue Law
15. Practice and Procedure
17. Legal Ethics
Group B – Elective Subjects
18. Conflict of Laws
19. Family Law
20. Local Government and Planning
21. Industrial Law
22. Intellectual Property
23. Public International Law
25. Competition and Consumer Law
26. Understanding Legal Language and Legislation
A Student-at-Law who has passed all the subjects in Group A and three of the subjects in Group B is eligible for the award of the Diploma in Law.
They have, upon completion of the course, satisfied the academic requirements for admission as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Their position with respect to eligibility for admission is exactly the same as that of a person with an accredited law degree from a New South Wales university.
Please note that a Student-at-Law is not entitled to receive the Diploma if he or she has sat and passed fewer than half of the Board’s examinations.
In addition to completing the Board’s examinations or an accredited law degree a person who wishes to be admitted as a lawyer must complete a course of practical legal training (PLT) and satisfy English language proficiency requirements, if applicable, before applying for admission.
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