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Friday, November 23rd, 2018

Bond Law webinar and in-person information sessions

Did you know Bond Law School is Australia’s largest law school for Canadian Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Laws candidates? Bond has strong links with Canada and has been training Canadian lawyers for more than 20 years. There are currently more than 150 Canadian students studying law at Bond University and an active Canadian Law Students’ Association.

Bond Law webinar

Don’t miss Bond Law webinar on Monday, Nov. 26

OzTREKK Bond Law Webinar

Would you like to hear about Bond Law School? Here’s your opportunity to chat with a current Bond Law student Ryan Stubbs.

Ryan is the current president of the Canadian Law Students’ Association at Bond University. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Ryan received his undergraduate degree from Carleton University with a major in Law and a minor in English Language and Literature. He has been a member of the CLSA for the past 4 semesters and will be graduating from Bond with a Juris Doctor in April 2019.

According to Ryan, his favourite part of studying in Australia is living by the beach! “Being able to see the ocean from my apartment balcony and walk down to the beach at any time is the best way to unwind after a day of grinding it out in the library.

“After I am finished at Bond, I hope to return to the Toronto area and practice in the area of entertainment law. It is my career goal to work with musicians and other content creators in the entertainment industry.”

What would you like to know about the Juris Doctor program? Ask Ryan! This webinar will be hosted in a Q&A format, so the floor is open to your questions!

Date: Monday, Nov. 26
Time: 8 p.m. EST (5 p.m. PST)
Register here!

Bond Law In-person Information Sessions

Want to speak with Bond Law representatives face to face? Come along to your nearest event to find out more about Bond’s renowned Law program from Associate Dean Kathy Atkins, International Regional Manager Stuart Floyd and Bond alumni, and take the opportunity to discover more about life at Bond University.

TORONTO
Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

CALGARY
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

EDMONTON
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

VANCOUVER
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Refreshments will be served.

Bond Law School Juris Doctor

With three intakes per year, January, May and September, Bond Law Juris Doctor candidates are able to apply any time throughout the year—and the LSAT is not required. If you’re thinking of attending this winter, now is the time to get your application documents in!

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January, May, September
Next available intake: January 2019
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

Apply now to Bond Law School!

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For details about the upcoming Bond Law Info Sessions and to register, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Graduating from an Australian law school and the NCA assessment process

What is the NCA assessment process after you’ve graduated from an Australian law school?

If you’re considering studying law, you know it can be extremely competitive to get into a Canadian law school—and there are very few places available. Not being offered a coveted place often forces some students to rethink their career goals. For others, it just makes them more determined: they begin to look at other options, like studying law abroad.

Graduating from an Australian law school and the NCA assessment process

Are you getting ready to study for the NCA challenge exams?

Graduate qualifications from an Australian law school are recognized internationally. Canadian students who wish to practice as lawyers upon their return to Canada are required to apply to the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) for assessment as the first step in the accreditation process.

Understanding the process to become a lawyer

The NCA evaluates the credentials of foreign lawyers or Canadians with a foreign law degree who wish to be admitted as a lawyer in Canada. There is a five-step process involved in each NCA assessment and each application is assessed on an individual basis. The basic process when returning to Canada and meeting the requirements to practice as a lawyer are as follows:

  • NCA – Assessment and challenge examination
  • Articling (or a Law Practice Program – LPP)
  • Barrister & Solicitor Exam
  • Being “called to the Bar”

When students graduate from an Australian law school, they must first apply to have their credentials assessed by the NCA. All applications are assessed by the NCA on a case-by-case basis, because everyone’s application is usually very unique and different based on their own personal experiences and academic history.

NCA assessments focus on the core common law subjects in which you will demonstrate competence, including five Canadian subjects which are mandatory for all applicants. Most Australian law school graduates who apply through the NCA would be asked to complete challenge exams in the following five areas:

  1. Principles of Canadian Administrative Law
  2. Canadian Constitutional Law
  3. Canadian Criminal Law and Procedure
  4. Foundations of Canadian Law
  5. Canadian Professional Responsibility

Exams are graded on a pass/fail basis (50% is considered a pass). Results are released approximately 10–12 weeks from the date of the last scheduled exam of each session.

The NCA exams are self-study, so you must obtain the material on your own. Many law graduates get their texts from law schools/libraries, and from searching on Google. Be sure to consult the syllabus before purchasing the materials as the textbooks used can change, and ensure you purchase the correct edition of all texts.

Once the applicant has successfully completed the assigned requirements, the NCA will issue a Certificate of Qualification. That certificate is required to apply to a Canadian law society in a common law jurisdiction. More info is available on the NCA website.

Which law programs do OzTREKK Australian law schools offer?

The following Australian Law Schools offer either a graduate-entry LLB or JD and most offer an undergraduate-entry LLB:

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Would you like more information about law degrees offered in Australia? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com!

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Don’t miss the “Life After Bond Law School” webinar!

You’re invited to join us for the upcoming “Life After Bond Law” webinar on Monday, July 9. Meet former OzTREKK student and Bond Law School graduate Basil Bansal!

Find out what it’s like to study at Bond University in Australia, make your way through the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA), articling, and bar processes.

Don't miss the Life After Bond Law School webinar!

Former OzTREKK student and Bond Law graduate Basil Bansal

Life After Bond webinar with Q & A

 Date: Monday, July 9, 2018
 Time: 7 p.m. (EDT); 4 p.m. (PDT)

Please join us to learn more about Bond Law and to get the inside scoop about what it’s like to return to Canada after completing a law degree in Australia.

To register, please email molly@oztrekk.com.

See what life is really like studying law at Bond and living in the Gold Coast!

Study at Bond Law School

Recognized as one of the top-ranked Australian law schools, Bond Law School has earned a reputation for its innovative teaching methods, international focus, skills training, and the outstanding success of its graduates.

Bond is Australia’s largest law school for Canadian Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Laws candidates. Bond has strong links with Canada and has been training Canadian lawyers for more than 20 years. There are currently more than 150 Canadian students studying law at Bond University and an active Canadian Law Students’ Association.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Intakes: January, May, September
Next available intake: September 2018
Duration: 2 years

Apply now to Bond University Law School!

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It’s not too late to apply for the September intake at Bond Law School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 for more information!

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Don’t miss the Bond Law info sessions beginning this weekend

Whether you’re considering studying law at Bond University, or you’ve already applied to Bond and you’re looking for extra information, you won’t want to miss the upcoming Bond Law info sessions! This is your chance to speak directly with Bond Law representatives and Bond alumni to get the inside scoop about being an international student and about how you can come back to Canada to practice law.

Don't miss the Bond Law info sessions beginning this weekend

Find out how you can study at Bond Law School

Bond Law Information Sessions Across Canada

TORONTO 
Sunday, June 24, 2018
7 – 9 p.m.

EDMONTON
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
7 – 9 p.m.

CALGARY
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
7 – 9 p.m.

VANCOUVER
Thursday, June 28, 2018
7 – 9 p.m.

Study at Bond Law School

Recognized as one of the top-ranked Australian law schools, Bond Law School has earned a reputation for its innovative teaching methods, international focus, skills training, and the outstanding success of its graduates. The Bond JD’s combination of excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program differentiates Bond from other institutions. It provides an exciting learning experience that both challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career.

Why Bond Law School?

Bond Law offers 3 intakes per year: September, January, and May. Bond’s 3-semesters-per-year academic calendar means you can graduate the 6-semester JD in just 2 years, a year ahead of the rest!

Graduate Sooner

Bond’s Faculty of Law has the most extensive connections to Canada of any Australian school, offering all 5 of the required Canadian Law subjects according to the NCA syllabus, taught by Canadian professors to ensure you are best prepared to gain accreditation to practice law in Canada upon your return.

Canadian Content

Thousands of Canadians have studied law at Bond and are successfully practicing in Canada. Bond Canadian Law Students’ Association hosts NCA process seminars and provides information and support for Canadians wishing to return to Canada.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Intakes: January, May, September
Next available intake: September 2018
Duration: 2 years

Apply now to Bond University Law School!

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It’s not too late to apply for the September intake at Bond Law School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 for more information!

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Bond Law Instagram live with OzTREKK’s Molly and Kati June 15

Do you have questions about studying at Bond Law School?

Bond Law Instagram live with OzTREKK's Molly and Kati June 15

Don’t miss the Bond Law Instagram live with Kati and Molly!

OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon and OzTREKK’s West Coast Territory Manager Kati Gorbachyova will be hosting our Bond Law Instagram live session tomorrow, June 15, where you can get the inside scoop!

Date: Friday, July 15
Time: 2 p.m.(ish!)
Follow OzTREKK: @oztrekk    Make sure you turn on your notifications!

Bond Law Instagram Live

  • Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Laws—which one is right for you?
  • What does it take to get in?
  • What is the admissions process?
  • How does OzTREKK help?
  • When is the best time to apply/accept?

If you’ve already applied and are planning to attend Bond Law for the September 2018 intake, Molly and Kati will also go over how to accept, the student visa process, and the OzTREKK Student Contact List!

What do OzTREKK students say about Bond Law?

I love the university and program! The teachers are very helpful and campus is beautiful! Australia is a very warm and welcoming place. Study in Australia! It is the chance of a lifetime and you will enjoy every minute of pure sunshine.” 

“I like how small the university feels, the professors know everyone by name. The University has a legal skills course for each class you take which is nice because you get the hands on experience you will need in the future. Bond Uni is awesome! So far I am really enjoying the program, it is a lot of work but it has been great so far.”

“The JD program at Bond caters to Canadian students and there is always mention of Canadian laws in class and even Canadian courses you can take to make the transition more smooth when going home.” 

Would you like to study law this September?

You can! With three intakes per year, January, May and September, Bond Law Juris Doctor candidates are able to apply any time throughout the year—and the LSAT is not required!

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Intakes: January, May, September
Next available intake: September 2018
Duration: 2 years

Apply now to Bond University Law School!

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Do you have any questions about how to apply to Bond Law School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 for more information!

Friday, June 1st, 2018

June is Bond Law month at OzTREKK

What are you doing this June? If you’re interested in studying law, then we’ve got great news for you!

June is Bond Law month at OzTREKK

Follow OzTREKK on Facebook and Instagram to catch the latest inside info about studying law at Bond University!

June is officially “Bond Law Month” at OzTREKK!

What does that mean for you? We plan to connect you with everything Bond Law. We’re going to have fun on social media and we want you to be a part of it!

Instagram Takeover

Current Bond law students are hijacking our Instagram! See what life is really like studying law at Bond and living in the Gold Coast.

Live Stream

OzTREKK’s Molly and Kati will be going live (for the first time!) with Bond Law admissions info! Tip #1: Kati used to work for Bond!

Bond Alumni Webinar

What are they up to now and how did they get there? Yes, they’re actually using their law degrees! See firsthand what it’s like to live the dream of practicing law in Canada.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to get the inside scoop!

Bond Law In-person Information Sessions

Want to speak with Bond Law representatives face to face? Then come along to the upcoming in-person info sessions and find out more about Bond’s law programs from International Regional Manager Stuart Floyd—and meet Bond alumni!

TORONTO 
Sunday, June 24, 2018
7 – 9 p.m.

EDMONTON
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
7 – 9 p.m.

CALGARY
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
7 – 9 p.m

VANCOUVER
Thursday, June 28, 2018
7 – 9 p.m.

With three intakes per year, January, May and September, Bond Law Juris Doctor candidates are able to apply any time throughout the year—and the LSAT is not required. If you’re thinking of attending this September, now is the time to get your application documents in!

Bond is Australia’s largest law school for Canadian Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Laws candidates. Bond has strong links with Canada and has been training Canadian lawyers for more than 20 years. There are currently more than 150 Canadian students studying law at Bond University and an active Canadian Law Students’ Association.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January, May, September
Next available intake: September 2018
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

Apply now to Bond Law School!

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For details about the upcoming OzTREKK Study Law in Australia info sessions with Bond University, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Bond Law School launches new Free Immigration Law Clinic

Bond University has launched a new Immigration Law Clinic at the Faculty of Law, which will translate into more practical experience for Bond Law students!

Staffed by registered migration agents, legal practitioners, academics and Bond Law School students, the Clinic will provide free legal advice to vulnerable migrants and refugees who wish to remain in Australia legally.

Bond Law School launches new Free Immigration Law Clinic

Bond Law School students will now have more practical experience at the new Free Immigration Law Clinic

This could include

  • people seeking asylum in Australia;
  • refugees seeking to sponsor family members to Australia;
  • victims of domestic violence who hold a Temporary Partner visa;
  • vulnerable international students; and
  • vulnerable people with questions regarding their visa and visa eligibility.

The clinic will also be able to provide basic advice on Skilled Independent visas, Skilled Sponsor visas, student visas, graduate visas, partner visas, parent visas and other family visas.

“The Immigration Law system is complex and complicated, particularly for those with limited English, lack of finances or other vulnerabilities,” said migration agent Iracema Brunton who will set up and supervise the new clinic, in coordination with fellow migration agent, Rochelle James.

“Our team of specialist immigration agents and legal representatives, working in partnership with Bond University’s academics and law students, will be able to provide the most up-to-date advice on a range of visas issues and other referrals to relevant community organisations.”

Academic coordinator, Lindsey Stevenson-Graf says that the Clinic will also give students an opportunity to develop their practical lawyering skills.

“The clinic experience will give our students vital insights into the legal challenges faced by some of our most vulnerable new Australians, as well as allowing them to practice and improve their ‘people skills’ by dealing with real-life clients,” she said.

“There is also an opportunity for our students to take on specific cases, working on legal strategies and finding solutions, under the guidance of the supervising migration agents and qualified lawyers.”

Want to study law this May?

With three intakes per year, January, May and September, Bond Law School Juris Doctor candidates are able to apply any time throughout the year—and the LSAT is not required!

Bond University’s Juris Doctor program is a professional legal qualification designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, in Australia and overseas. This law program features excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program, which provides an exciting learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Intakes: January, May, September
Next available intake: May 2018
Duration: 2 years

Apply now to Bond University Law School!

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Do you have any questions about how to apply to Bond Law School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 for more information!

Monday, February 12th, 2018

OzTREKK Study Law in Australia information sessions with Bond University

Would you like to learn more about studying at Bond Law School, Australia?

OzTREKK is proud to host the upcoming Study Law in Australia info sessions with Bond University. Joining OzTREKK’s John Graham will be Bond University International Regional Manager Stuart Floyd, who is based in Toronto full time and is familiar with what Canadians “need to know” about studying law in Australia!

OzTREKK Study Law in Australia information sessions with Bond University

Learn more about Bond Law School at the upcoming info sessions!

Bond is Australia’s largest law school for Canadian Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Laws candidates. Bond has strong links with Canada and has been training Canadian lawyers for more than 20 years. There are currently more than 150 Canadian students studying law at Bond University and an active Canadian Law Students’ Association.

OzTREKK Study Law in Australia Information Sessions

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Location: Trent University,  Gzowski College, Room 110

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Carleton University, Southam Hall, Room 404

Date: Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Time: 6 – 10 p.m.
Location: Concordia University, John Molson School of Business, Conference Room 9B

Date: Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
Time: 12 – 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Location: McGill University,  SSMU University Centre, Lev Bukhman Room 203 (3480 McTavish St. )

Study at Bond Law School

Recognized as one of the top-ranked Australian law schools, Bond Law School has earned a reputation for its innovative teaching methods, international focus, skills training, and the outstanding success of its graduates. The Bond JD’s combination of excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program differentiates Bond from other institutions. It provides an exciting learning experience that both challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career.

With three intakes per year, January, May and September, Bond Law Juris Doctor candidates are able to apply any time throughout the year—and the LSAT is not required!

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January, May, September
Next available intake: May 2018
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

Apply now to Bond Law School!

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For details about the upcoming OzTREKK Study Law in Australia info sessions with Bond University, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com.

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Ryerson Law Practice Program webinars

Graduate qualifications in law from Australian Law Schools are recognized internationally. Very often, the process of coming back to Canada to practice law causes some confusion and concern, and we are often asked, What happens after I graduate? Articling or Law Practice Program?

Ryerson University will be holding two Law Practice Program webinars. Together with the Managing Director Chris Bentley, Director Gina Alexandris, and Assistant Director, Work Placement André Bacchus, you will also hear from current and former LPP candidates.

Ryerson Law Practice Program webinars

Study law in Australia—practice in Canada

  • Monday, February 12, 2018 (12–1:30 p.m. EST)
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (6–7:30 p.m. EST)

Register now for a Ryerson LPP webinar.

About the Ryerson Law Practice Program

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP) is the innovative eight-month licensing program available to Law Society of Ontario licensing candidates seeking to get called to the Bar in Ontario.

Practical Training (August – December)

  • Candidates work both individually and in “law firms” supported by practicing lawyers
  • Practical—files developed by practicing lawyers
  • Relevant—interview clients, conduct research, draft documents, letters and agreements, develop an approach, conduct negotiations, prepare the client, argue motions, conduct examinations and cross-examinations, and manage the client and the practice

Work Placement (January – April)

  • Candidates are trained to hit the ground running
  • Employers include major institutions, large and small firms, specialty boutiques, governments, clinics and sole practitioners throughout Ontario
  • Practical—files developed by practicing lawyers

Join an upcoming Ryerson LLP webinar and learn more about an alternative pathway to articling in Ontario from the senior leadership at the Ryerson LPP.

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If you have any questions specific to the program or the webinars, please reach out to them directly at 416-979-5000, ext. 3024 or lpp@ryerson.ca.

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Do you need to write the LSAT?

If you’re considering the Juris Doctor program at Melbourne Law School, or the JD at UWA Law School, you must sit the LSAT, as it is part of the assessment criteria for admission.

Do you need to write the LSAT?

Getting ready to write the LSAT?

The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions. Four of the five sections contribute to the test taker’s score. These sections include one Reading Comprehension section, one Analytical Reasoning section, and two Logical Reasoning sections. The unscored section, commonly referred to as the variable section, typically is used to pretest new test questions or new test forms. Identification of the unscored section is not available until you receive your score report.

The LSAT has three types of questions:

  1. Reading comprehension
  2. Analytical reasoning
  3. Logical reasoning

Preparing for the test

In order to perform to your true ability, you are encouraged to take the time needed to prepare for the LSAT. The LSAC website includes information on LSAT Preparation Materials, providing links to sample questions with explanations and a couple of sample LSAT tests. You are also encouraged to download the sample LSAT test online and sit it under exam conditions to decide for yourself if further preparation is needed.

LSAT test date and registration deadline

LSAT Registration: May 1, 2018
LSAT Sitting: June, 11, 2018
Score Release by Email: July 6, 2018

Please note additional dates may be added. Further information is available from the LSAT websiteLSAT scores are valid for five years and the LSAT can be sat three times in two years.

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Would you like more information about studying law at an Australian university? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com or call toll free at 1-866-698-7355.