In order to practise law in the territories which are signatories to the Treaty establishing the Council of Legal Education, persons are required to hold the Certificate of Legal Education (CLE) issued by one of the Law Schools of the Council of Legal Education. The CLE is offered in two programmes at the Law Schools.



The Two Year Programme is designed for persons who have completed a first degree in law and are desirous of entering the practice of law in any of the jurisdictions covered by the Treaty.

The Six Month Programme is designed as a transitional programme for persons who are holders of a first degree in law, who have qualified, and already have been admitted to practise in a Common Law Jurisdiction and who are seeking to practise law in any of the relevant jurisdictions covered by the Treaty.