IPLS and the NZCLE

The Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) is a ‘committee’ of the New Zealand Council of Legal Education.

IPLS Mission:

  • To provide the best possible pre-admission practical legal training in a fully supported learning environment

IPLS Course Aim:

  • To ensure lawyers entering the profession are equipped with the skills required to represent clients competently and ethically.

The New Zealand Council of Legal Education (the Council) is a statutory body, set up under the Law Practitioners Act, to be responsible for pre-admission education and training for lawyers. This includes deciding those subjects that must be passed on a Law Degree by anyone who wishes to be admitted.

The Council accredits providers of post-graduate pre-admission training. It also supervises IPLS. You can read more about the Council at www.nzcle.org.nz