Each course includes a number of progress reviews that you need to do and send to the lecturer for marking. These do not decide your result, but you must finish them and send them to us by 1 October in the year you sit your examination. Your marks for these assessments become your course mark, which is used by the New Zealand Law Society if you cannot sit your exam and need to be considered for an aegrotat or impaired performance pass.
New Zealand Law Society Registration
To study this qualification you also need to register with the New Zealand Law Society. You will be sent an application with your ILS Introduction to the Legal System study materials. Please fill this in and send to the New Zealand Law Society along with the required one-off fee. Once registered, you will be able to apply to the New Zealand Law Society to sit your exam. If you do not receive a form please request one from the Programme Leader.
Each course has a final examination in October that is run by the New Zealand Law Society.
In May we will send you an examination entry form to fill in and send to the Law Society. If you have not received the form by 10 June, contact the Programme Leader.
Examination applications usually close on 30 June each year, but the Law Society can accept late applications until 31 August.
There is a fee to sit the examination (usually around $140 per course), and there is also a fee for a late examination registration.
Please note: you must sit the exam in the same year as your enrolment.