Advanced Standing

Credit your CPD attendance towards a UNSW postgraduate degree

The UNSW CPD Seminar program is a high quality, face-to-face academic learning program for practising lawyers. Attendance at approved UNSW CPD events entitles the participant to apply for advanced standing towards the completion of a Masters degree (LLM – 48 Credit Units) at UNSW. Participants are entitled to apply for 6 units of academic credit for 18 hours of approved CPD participation and will be awarded the credit subject to the completion of a substantial piece of legal writing. Examples of a substantial piece of legal writing include publication in a journal, submission to government/law reform commission or contribution to an official report.

On completion of the requisite 18 hours, a participant is required to:

  1. Contact UNSW CLE to obtain a certification of attendance at the approved CPD events by email: or by telephone: (02) 9385 2267 

  2. Contact Law Student Services by email: or by telephone: (02) 9385 2264 to arrange the submission of their piece of legal writing.