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    University of Exeter, UK

    Common Law Countries: Professional Practice Requirements
    (in addition to an LLB Degree from the University of Exeter)

    Australia
    A year's practical training in a law firm, known as an Articled Clerkship, or an equivalent practical course

    Barbados
    A six month course of training organised by the Council of Legal Education

    Brunei
    Qualfied as a Solicitor in England
    Passed the Malaysian Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP)

    Canada
    No additional qualifications required
    England & Wales
    Aged at least 21 years
    LLB to be of at least 2:2 level
    Passed the Legal Practice Course
    Completed a Training Contract

    Hong Kong
    A Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL)

    India
    Exeter's LLB is not yet recognised by the Bar Council of India

    Malaysia
    Passed the Malaysian Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP)

    New Zeland
    Aged at least 20 years
    Passed a Professional Legal Studies course
    Passed a university paper in Legal Ethics (if having completed LLB after 2000)

    Northern Ireland
    that, in a joint degree, 160 out of 360 credits (for three-year degrees) or 160 out of 480 credits of the degree (for four-year degrees) must be law subjects
    Passed the Certificate in Professional Legal Studies

    Pakistan
    Aged at least 21 years
    Undergone training for six months, in a Chamber of an advocate of not less than ten years standing at the Bar, under intimation to the Bar Council
    Got through the objective type of Written Examination in four attempts within 2? years, obtaining 45% marks
    Passed the Viva Voce Examination

    Republic of Ireland
    No additional qualifications required

    Scotland
    Aged at least 21 years
    Passed a Diploma in Legal Practice
    Completed a Post Diploma Traning Contract

    Singapore
    Diploma in Singapore Law
    (Persons can be exempted from the requirement to be in the top 30% of their cohort if they –
    - are ranked in the top 70% of their cohort
    - have three years relevant work experience
    - then undergo and pass an interview with the Board of Legal Education)

    South Africa
    Information N/A

    Sri Lanka
    Information N/A

    USA
    Additional legal education from an American Bar Association (ABA) law school. In most cases, this will mean being awarded an LLM degree


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    Re: Common Law Country: Professional Practice Requirements

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