Expiry of Qualifications

Expiry of Qualifications

The New Zealand Council of Legal Education has imposed restrictions on the currency of qualifications and certificates. In any case where a “qualification for admission” is more than 10 years old at the time when a candidate for admission applies to the Council for a Certificate, the Council may, in its discretion, assess the qualification, and may impose further study or training on the candidate. In the case of a New Zealand degree holder, a “qualification for admission” includes an LLB or LLB (Honours) degree, a core subject studied in your first, second or third year of your LLB, Legal Ethics, and the Professional Legal Studies Course. qualifications may have become ‘stale’ prior to application for a completion certificate, and in such cases, the NZCLE has a discretion to impose further degree courses, or to require passing of an examination in the law and practice of New Zealand, or a legal ethics course, or the Professional Legal Studies Course.