For law students
If you are studying law at university, a recent law graduate or undertaking Practical Legal Training, the Law Society of NSW can assist in your transition from law student to fully-fledged solicitor.
To help you make important career decisions we provide information about the job options available in the profession and explain the requirements and procedures for gaining admission to the Supreme Court of NSW and a Practising Certificate.
As a law student you are automatically a member of NSW Young Lawyers. Law students who intend to become solicitors are also entitled to Associate Membership with the Law Society. Both memberships provide a wide range of discounts, resources and opportunities.
Benefits and opportunities
Graduate Employment and Summer Clerkship Programs – information for students, law firms and legal education providers.
Associate Membership – learn more about the benefits of being an Associate Member of the Law Society and how to apply.
NSW Young Lawyers – take advantage of the resources and networking opportunities available to all law students.
McCallum Medal Competition – an annual public speaking event for young lawyers and students interested in employment law and industrial relations, organised by the NSW Young Lawyers Employment & Industrial Relations Law Committee.
Civil Litigation Essay Competition – great cash prizes awarded to the winning essays in this annual competition organised by the NSW Young Lawyers Civil Litigation Committee.
CIArb/YL International Arbitration Moot – an annual competition organised by the NSW Young Lawyers International Law Committee, in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia and the University of NSW.
Eligibility requirements – understand how to become a solicitor in NSW, including the academic and Practical Legal Training requirements, being admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW and obtaining a Practising Certificate from the Law Society.
- Law Society of NSW
- 170 Phillip Street
- Sydney NSW 2000
- DX 362 Sydney
- T: (02) 9926 0333
- F: (02) 9231 5809
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