Non-award law units

UNE offers individual units of study in Law for overseas trained professionals who wish to practise in Australia.

The majority of non-award law units are offered in one trimester per year – either Trimester 1 (February - June) or Trimester 2 (June - October). Limited subjects may also be offered in Trimester 3 (October-January). Students need to check unit commencement dates before submitting an application. You can check the offering of different non-award law units on the School of Law website.

New South Wales Jurisdiction

UNE offers bridging courses for overseas trained Legal Practitioners who wish to practise law in New South Wales, Australia.

A person who has attained legal qualifications overseas is required to apply for recognition of qualifications to the New South Wales Legal Profession Admission Board. The Board will assess the qualification and recommend a course of study that will enable admission to practice Law in New South Wales.

All non-award law units are only offered by distance education. International students studying via distance education are not eligible to study in Australia on a student visa.

Further information on overseas recognised qualifications can be found through the Legal Profession Admission Board.

Other Jurisdictions

Please be aware that UNE only offers units to meet the Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales. If you intend to gain admission in another Australian jurisdiction, you will need to verify with that State or Territory's Admission Board whether the units offered at UNE will also meet their academic requirements.

LPAB Law Units - 2020

LPAB Compulsory Module Equivalent Subjects & Unit Code Teaching Period
01 Legal Institutions LAW100 Introduction to Legal Systems & Methods 1,2,3
02 Contracts LAW171 Law of Contract I
LAW172 Law of Contract II
03 Torts LAW231 Law of Torts I
LAW232 Law of Torts II
04 Criminal Law LAW161 Criminal Law 1,3
05 Real Property LAW283 Property Law 1
06 Constitutional Law LAW399 Constitutional Law 1
07 Equity LAW340 Equity & Trusts 2
08 Commercial Transactions No UNE equivalent -
09 Administrative Law LAW400 Administrative Law 2
10 Law of Associations LAW351 Corporations Law 2
11 Evidence LAW313 Evidence & Proof 1,3
12 Taxation & Review LAW352 Taxation Law 1
13 Succession LAW301 Succession 2
14 Conveyancing LAW321 Conveyancing Not offered in 2020
15 Practice and Procedure LAW312 Criminal and Civil Procedure 2
17 Legal Ethics LAW320 Professional Conduct 2
24 Jurisprudence LAW455 Jurisprudence 1

* In some circumstances, especially where the applicant is qualified to practice in a common law jurisdiction, the LPAB requirement to complete its Real Property module may be satisfied by undertaking LAW282 only. Applicants should contact the LPAB directly to determine whether they fall into this category.

LPAB Elective ModuleEquivalent Subjects & Unit CodeTeaching Period
16 Insolvency No UNE equivalent -
18 Conflict of Laws LAW320 Conflict of Laws 2
19 Family Law LAW370 Family Law 1
20 Local Government Law LAW336 Local Government Law 1
21 Industrial Law LAW308 Industrial Law 3
22 Intellectual Property Law LAW323 Intellectual Property Law 3
23 Public International Law LAW361 International Law 3
25 Trade Practices No UNE Equivalent -