L.L.M as a requirement for law practice?


vimi80
Hi Everyone!

Could anyone please tell me, if in Austraila & New Zealand an L.L.M in general is a requirement for law practice as a judge, a barrister, a solicitor, prosecutor or any other regulated law professions?

Which regulated professions in Austraila & New Zealand require specifically an LLM in Tax Law?

Thanx in advance .
Hi Everyone!

Could anyone please tell me, if in Austraila & New Zealand an L.L.M in general is a requirement for law practice as a judge, a barrister, a solicitor, prosecutor or any other regulated law professions?

Which regulated professions in Austraila & New Zealand require specifically an LLM in Tax Law?

Thanx in advance .
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Gregor2009
Hi there,

I can't assist on the NZ aspect but on the Australian front the answers (my opinion) are as follows:

1. LLM does not qualify people for law practice in Australia - it is commonly taken as a post-LLB/JD graduation degree, allowing people to specialise in areas they want to focus on. Particularly, the entry requirements would usually be a pass level LLB/JD so there are extremely limited universities that would students in without a first law degree.

2. As far as I can tell, the accounting profession would always welcome people to undertake the CPA or Master of Tax course. However, this profession/course is not restricted to legal practitioners and accountants are most often involved in taxation matters!

Hope this helps, again please double-check just incase I am wrong.


Cheers
Greg
Hi there,

I can't assist on the NZ aspect but on the Australian front the answers (my opinion) are as follows:

1. LLM does not qualify people for law practice in Australia - it is commonly taken as a post-LLB/JD graduation degree, allowing people to specialise in areas they want to focus on. Particularly, the entry requirements would usually be a pass level LLB/JD so there are extremely limited universities that would students in without a first law degree.

2. As far as I can tell, the accounting profession would always welcome people to undertake the CPA or Master of Tax course. However, this profession/course is not restricted to legal practitioners and accountants are most often involved in taxation matters!

Hope this helps, again please double-check just incase I am wrong.


Cheers
Greg
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