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Law Practice Exams

The New Zealand Law and Practice Examination

The Council requires many overseas applicants to pass all or a number of Parts of an examination on the law of New Zealand.

The Examination consists of a six Part written Examination following a comprehensive self-taught prescription. The exam is held twice a year. Each sitting consists of two days (three Parts per day). The purpose of the Examination is to test the applicant's knowledge of the distinct features of the New Zealand law, and proceeds on the basis that the applicant will already have an understanding of the common law principles in that subject, by virtue of the applicant's overseas law degree.

The Examination covers the areas of Legal System, Contract Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Torts, and Equity. Each Part consists of one written Examination of 90 minutes duration.

Examination sitting 2022

Auckland and Waikato NZLPE candidates — November 2021 sitting

Note you have automatically been deferred to the next available sitting being 19 and 20 July 2022. Please contact the Examination Administrator Breid Keating at NZLPexam@nzcle.org.nz. if you have any questions or concerns.

New Zealand sitting only

The next sitting for the NZLP examination will take place on 22 and 23 November 2022.

The New Zealand examination will be sat at the University law faculties.

For enrolments and administrative enquiries please contact the Examination Administrator Breid Keating at NZLPexam@nzcle.org.nz. For academic inquiries please contact the Academic Co-ordinator Professor Catherine Iorns Magallanes at Catherine.Iorns@vuw.ac.nz. For all other enquiries please contact operations@nzcle.org.nz.

Enrolment closes on 4 November 2022.

Please refer to the Law Practice Exam tab for more.

Covid-19 protection framework

Due to the current government restrictions and for as long as these restrictions are in place, we now require you to provide a copy of your vaccine pass or exemption with your application. You also may need to show you vaccine pass at the examination venue on the day. If you are unable to provide a vaccine pass, please contact Natasha Brand at natasha.brand@nzcle.org.nz to discuss alternative arrangements.

Overseas sitting only

Due to Covid-19 and travel restrictions no overseas sitting will be held, however the Council may allow each applicant to sit the NZLP examination in their home country provided they can satisfy the necessary requirements.

The next two sitting for the NZLP examination will take place on 22 and 23 November 2022.

Each applicant needs to arrange a suitable venue and independent invigilator at their own cost. Preferable venues are:

• Education institution
• Consulate
• Business advisory Council New Zealand
• New Zealand Embassy

For enrolments and administrative enquiries please contact the Examination Administrator Breid Keating at NZLPexam@nzcle.org.nz. For academic inquiries please contact the Academic Co-ordinator Professor Catherine Iorns Magallanes at Catherine.Iorns@vuw.ac.nz. For all other enquiries please contact operations@nzcle.org.nz.

Enrolment closes on 26 October 2022.

General Information (click to download)

For enrolments and administrative inquiries please contact the Examination Administrator Breid Keating at NZLPexam@nzcle.org.nz. For academic inquiries please contact the Academic Co-ordinator Professor Catherine Iorns Magallanes at Catherine.Iorns@vuw.ac.nz. For all other enquiries please contact operations@nzcle.org.nz.

Dates and Times (click to download)

Application form: (click to download)
• NZ sitting — November 2022
• Overseas sitting — November 2022

Schedule of fees (click to download)

Request for past papers (click to download)

Prescription for the Examination (click to download)

Please download, complete the application form and email to NZLPexam@nzcle.org.nz

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