Advance Standing Information

UNE gives advanced standing for students who have completed the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board Examinations. Please see the lists below for the LPAB subjects and the UNE equivalents.

Please visit the School's Advance Standing Policy page for any further information.

Previous 2015

UNE gives advanced standing for students who have completed the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board Examinations as follows:*

LPAB Compulsory SubjectsUNE Advanced Standing
01 Legal InstitutionsLS100 Introduction to Legal Systems and Methods
02 Criminal LawLS161 Criminal Law
03 TortsLS231 Law of Torts I and
EXEMPT LS232 Law of Torts II §§
04 ContractsLS371 Law of Contract I and
EXEMPT LS372 Law of Contract II §§
05 Real PropertyLS282 Property Law II
05 Real Property AND
08 Commercial Transactions
LS281 Property Law I AND
LS282 Property Law II**
06 Australian Constitutional LawLS220 Constitutional Law
07 EquityLS240 Equity and Trusts
09 Administrative LawLS200 Administrative Law
10 Law of AssociationsLS351 Corporations Law
11 EvidenceLS212 Evidence and Proof
12 Taxation and Revenue LawLS352 Taxation Law
13 SuccessionLS301 Succession
14 ConveyancingLS321 Conveyancing
15 Practice and ProcedureLS312 Criminal and Civil Procedure
17 Legal EthicsLS320 Professional Conduct
24 JurisprudenceLS355 Jurisprudence

* This only applies if these exams are completed before you enrol at UNE. Students may not count LPAB exams completed whilst they were enrolled at UNE unless they had our prior permission, in writing in accordance with the Policy on Permission to Enrol Elsewhere.  

§§ Students who are 'exempt' a unit do not have to do that unit but must select another 6 credit point elective unit instead. See UNE's policy on Advanced Standing.

** Advanced Standing for LS281 Property Law I and LS282 Property Law II:The syllabi for 05 Real Property and 08 Commercial Transactions don't match exactly with LS281 Property Law I and LS282 Property Law II. Accordingly: 

  • If you have done both 05 Real Property and 08 Commercial Transactions then you have covered the material that we cover in LS281 Property Law I and LS282 Property Law II and you are eligible for advanced standing for both LS281 Property Law I and LS282 Property Law II.
  • If you have completed 05 Real Property only, then you have covered the material that we cover in LS282 Property Law II, plus some, but not all, of the material that we cover in LS281 Property Law 1. Because you have not completed all the study required by the Legal Profession Admission Rules, we cannot give advanced standing for LS281 Property Law I, we will give advanced standing for LS282 Property Law II only.
  • If you have completed 08 Commercial Transactions only, then you have completed some, but not all, of the material that we cover in LS281Property Law I (you would have missed out on native title, fixtures, estates, and adverse possession). Because you would not have studied these compulsory areas, we cannot give you advanced standing for LS281 Property Law I. The result is that if you have done 08 Commercial Transactions, but not 05 Real Property, you cannot get advanced standing for any UNE unit.
From 2015 onwards

UNE gives advanced standing for students who have completed the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board Examinations as follows:*

LPAB UNE Advanced Standing
01 Legal Institutions LAW100 Introduction to Legal Systems and Methods
02  Criminal Law

LAW161 Criminal Law

03 Torts

LAW231 Law of Torts I
Exempt from LAW232 Law of Torts II §§

04 Contracts

LAW171  Law of Contract I
Exempt from LAW272  Law of Contract II §§

05 Real Property LAW282 Property Law II
06 Constitutional Law LAW220 Constitutional Law
07 Equity LAW340 Equity and Trusts
08 Commercial Transactions

LAW281 Property Law I **
LAW282 Property Law II **

09 Administrative Law LAW400 Administrative Law
10 Law of Associations LAW251 Corporation Law
11 Evidence LAW313 Evidence and Proof
12 Taxation and Review LAW352 Taxation Law
13 Succession LAW301 Succession
14 Conveyancing LAW321 Conveyancing
15 Practice and Procedure LAW312  Criminal and Civil Procedure
17 Legal Ethics LAW320  Professional Conduct
24 Jurisprudence LAW455 Jurisprudence

* This only applies if these exams are completed before you enrol at UNE. Students may not count LPAB exams completed whilst they were enrolled at UNE unless they had our prior permission, in writing in accordance with the Policy on Permission to Enrol Elsewhere.

§§ Students who are 'exempt' a unit do not have to do that unit but must select another 6 credit point elective unit instead.

** Advanced Standing for LAW281 Property Law I and LAW282 Property Law II:The syllabi for 05 Real Property and 08 Commercial Transactions don't match exactly with LAW281 Property Law I and LAW282 Property Law II. Accordingly:

  • If you have done both 05 Real Property and 08 Commercial Transactions then you have covered the material that we cover in LAW281 Property Law I and LAW282 Property Law II and you are eligible for advanced standing for both LAW281 Property Law I and LAW282 Property Law II.
  • If you have completed 05 Real Property only, then you have covered the material that we cover in LAW282 Property Law II, plus some, but not all, of the material that we cover in LAW281 Property Law 1.  Because you have not completed all the study required by the Legal Profession Admission Rules, we cannot give advanced standing for LAW281 Property Law I, we will give advanced standing for LAW282 Property Law II only.
  • If you have completed 08 Commercial Transactions only, then you have completed some, but not all, of the material that we cover in LAW281Property Law I (you would have missed out on native title, fixtures, estates, and adverse possession).   Because you would not have studied these compulsory areas, we cannot give you advanced standing for LAW281 Property Law I.  The result is that if you have done 08 Commercial Transactions, but not 05 Real Property, you cannot get advanced standing for any UNE unit.

LPAB Elective Subjects

School of Law Equivalent

16 Insolvency

No UNE equivalent offered

18 Conflict of Laws

LAW360 Conflict of Laws

19 Family Law

LAW370 Family Law

20 Local Government and Planning Law

LAW336 Local Government Law

21 Industrial Law

LAW332 Industrial Law

22 Intellectual Property Law

LAW323 Intellectual Property Law

23 Public International Law

LAW361 Public International Law

25 Trade Practices

No UNE equivalent offered