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Friday, March 24th, 2017

Study law at the University of Newcastle’s NeW Space

The University of Newcastle $95-million landmark education precinct NeW Space in the heart of Newcastle’s CBD is set to be completed this spring. The first classes are due to be held in second semester, and it is estimated that approximately 3,500 students will study at the facility each day.

The new precinct is a significant revitalisation project for the City of Newcastle and will host a range of university-supported activities including

  • business and law programs;
  • digital library services and information commons;
  • collaborative learning and research spaces;
  • facilities for engagement with industry, business and the community;
  • social learning spaces.
Study law at the University of Newcastle's NeW Space

University of Newcastle NeW Space (Image: UON)

Newcastle Law School will be moving to the university’s landmark education precinct, NeW Space in the Newcastle CBD. JD students will enjoy the highest quality social learning spaces, digital library services and information commons, collaborative learning and research spaces, and facilities for engagement with industry, business and the community.

Newcastle Law School Juris Doctor Program

The University of Newcastle is now offering two intakes per year for the Juris Doctor / Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice program.

Program: Juris Doctor / Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Location: Newcastle (Callaghan)
Duration: 3 years
Next intakes: June 2017 and Jan/Feb 2018
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date.

Entry Requirements

Entry to the program is available to students that have successfully completed a 3-year bachelor degree in any discipline other than law, from a recognized institution; or other post-secondary qualification from a recognized institution assessed by the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to be equivalent. Applicants must also meet the English Language requirements of the university.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Law School!

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Do you have any questions about studying at Newcastle Law School? Email OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Join the upcoming Newcastle Law School “Canadian Experience” webinar!

Considering studying law, but not sure where to start? Learn more about the Juris Doctor program at Newcastle Law School from the comfort of your own home on Tuesday, March 7, 2017! The University of Newcastle Law School – A Canadian Experience webinar will also feature former OzTREKK student David Lotimer, who is now practicing law in Ontario.

Join the upcoming Newcastle Law School Canadian Experience webinar

Newcastle Law School Professor Tim Connor (Photo: UON)

University of Newcastle Law School – A Canadian Experience

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time: 7 – 8 p.m. (Eastern Time)
RSVP: shannon@oztrekk.com

Professor Tim Connor from Newcastle Law School as well as a UON law alumnus will be presenting on the following areas:

  • Studying law at the Newcastle Law School, including their JD/Grad. Dip. of Legal Practice.
  • Returning to Canada to practice – Get a firsthand account from the alumnus!
  • What it is like to be a Canadian studying in Newcastle, Australia

There will be a brief presentation with plenty of time for some Q&As. Both Prof Connor and Newcastle Law alumni Dave Lotimer are down to earth and relaxed, so you can feel free to ask as many questions as you wish! This would be a great opportunity for you to learn more about the program, the accreditation process, and much more.

Why study at Newcastle Law School?

Newcastle’s comparative advantage is that their combined Juris Doctor / Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice is the only fully integrated law degree and practical legal training course offered at an Australian university that is centred on acting for real clients.

Join the upcoming Newcastle Law School Canadian Experience webinar

Former OzTREKK student and Newcastle Law School alumnus Dave Lotimer

As part of the GDLP, students undertake 285 hours of legal professional workplace experience. A minimum of 105 hours of that practical experience is undertaken at the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, under the supervision of the law school’s solicitors. Newcastle Law School staff also assist students to arrange external placements at other law firms to make up the remaining 180 professional training hours. This is very attractive to potential employers and gives Newcastle graduates a significant advantage over graduates from other universities whose only practical experience has involved simulated client advice sessions, rather than providing advice and other legal assistance to real clients.

Did you know that the city of Newcastle is also a great place to live? Yep, it was recently included in National Geographic’s global list of “Smart Cities.”

Program: Juris Doctor / Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Location: Newcastle (Callaghan)
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date.

Entry Requirements

Entry to the program is available to students that have successfully completed a 3-year bachelor degree in any discipline other than law, from a recognized institution.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Law School!

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Attend this webinar! Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 to RSVP.

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Newcastle Law School offers complimentary legal services

A free and unique legal service aimed at assisting those in need, while also providing University of Newcastle (UON) students with real-world experience, hit Newcastle Beach recently.

Newcastle Law School offers complimentary legal services

Study law at the University of Newcastle

Now in its 14th year, Law on the Beach, run by UON’s Legal Centre, will hold drop-in consultations at Newcastle Beach Surf Club and the City Campus across January and February in order to increase access to legal services for people in need of guidance.

Newcastle Law School students in their penultimate year in law and social work, alongside experienced lawyers, donate their time and skills to assisting disadvantaged members of the public.

Daniel Richards, a fifth year Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Diploma of Legal Practice student, will take time out of the university holidays to assist the program. The 22-year-old, who is originally from Muswellbrook, said he was keen to advance his skills while helping those in need.

“It’s one thing learning theory in the classroom, but it’s completely different applying what we’ve learnt to real-world cases. It’s an invaluable experience that makes a huge difference to both the students and the community.

“Newcastle Beach is such a great setting, as it creates a really relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Everyone is in shorts and t-shirts and the sessions are conversational rather than a formal meeting,” he said.

Director of the Newcastle Law School Legal Centre, Mr Shaun McCarthy, said the students involved were extremely competent and keen to develop their knowledge, whilst displaying understanding and sensitivity to the issues at hand.

“Law on the Beach provides a unique opportunity for the community to access advice and assistance with their legal needs, as well as providing our exceptional students with real-world experience.

“Legal services are often inaccessible and can be confronting for younger members of the community due to their cost. The fact this program is so successful after 14 years is an indication that the service is still a necessary one,” Mr McCarthy said.

Drop-in sessions will run until Feb. 21.

Australian Law Schools Information Sessions

Would you like to hear from law graduates who have studied in Australia and are now practicing lawyers in Canada? Would you like to meet Australian law school representatives in person? Then please join us for the upcoming OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Information Sessions! Everyone is welcome to attend this free event! Don’t forget to RSVP for an OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Information Session.

MONTREAL
Date: February 6, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Adams Auditorium

TORONTO
Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: University of Toronto, Social Work Building, SK 720

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If you have any questions about studying at Newcastle Law School, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Don’t miss the Australian Law School seminars

If you’re wondering what it’s like to study law in Australia and then practice in Canada, then don’t miss the upcoming OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Information Sessions!

Meet Australian law alumni who are successfully practicing in Canada, and chat with Australian law school representatives to learn more about your study and career options!

Don't miss the Australian Law School seminars

Don’t forget to RSVP Australian Law Schools Seminars Jan. 30 – Feb. 9, 2017

During the seminars, you will have the opportunity to speak with Australian law school graduates who are successfully practicing law in Canada. Learn more about how to get into law school, the accreditation process, program structures, and much more!

VANCOUVER
Date: January 30, 2017
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: University of British Columbia, Allard Hall, Fasken Martineau Room 122

MONTREAL
Date: February 6, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Adams Auditorium

TORONTO
Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: University of Toronto, Social Work Building, SK 720

Don’t forget to RSVP for an OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Information Session!

OzTREKK represents nine Australian Law Schools:

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Don’t miss the upcoming OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Information Sessions! Contact OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com if you have any questions. We’re here to help!

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Wondering how you can get into law school?

Are you interested in studying law but unsure about your options? Would you like to hear from law graduates who have studied in Australia and are now practicing lawyers in Canada?

Get into law school?

RSVP for an OzTREKK Australian Law Schools seminar!

Then please join OzTREKK, Australian law school representatives, and law school alumni for the upcoming OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Information Sessions!

During the seminars, you will have the opportunity to speak with Australian law school graduates who are successfully practicing law in Canada. Learn more about how to get into law school, the accreditation process, program structures, and much more!

VANCOUVER
Date: January 30, 2017
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: University of British Columbia, Allard Hall, Fasken Martineau Room 122

MONTREAL
Date: February 6, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Adams Auditorium

TORONTO
Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: University of Toronto, Social Work Building, SK 720

Don’t forget to RSVP for an OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Information Session!

OzTREKK represents nine Australian Law Schools:

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Don’t miss the upcoming OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Information Sessions! Contact OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com if you have any questions. We’re here to help!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Experience a personalised learning environment in the Newcastle JD program

In 2017, Newcastle Law School will be moving to its new home at the university’s landmark education precinct, NeW Space, in the Newcastle CBD. JD students will enjoy the highest quality social learning spaces, digital library services and information commons, collaborative learning and research spaces, and facilities for engagement with industry, business and the community.

Experience a personalised learning environment in the Newcastle JD program

Study law at UON

Students will study the Newcastle JD concurrently with the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, allowing them to develop both high level academic and legal skills, while also providing practical and real-world experience.

You will study in a collegial, interactive learning community with highly qualified and award-winning academic staff dedicated to your success. Because of the small cohort size of Newcastle Law School’s JD program, you will experience a friendly and supportive study environment. You will also benefit from a balanced student-teacher ratio, which creates a personalised approach to teaching and learning and ensures that you will get to know the academic staff at the school.

University of Newcastle Legal Centre

While completing the Newcastle JD, you will also contribute to the work of the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, developing your legal skills by working on real cases under the supervision of experienced lawyers, while providing an important service to the community and increasing access to justice in the Hunter region.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Location: Newcastle (Callaghan)
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: It is recommended that candidates apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date.

Entry requirements

Entry to the program is available to students that have successfully completed a 3-year bachelor degree in any discipline other than law, from a recognized institution; or other post-secondary qualification from a recognized institution assessed by the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to be equivalent.

Apply to the University of Newcastle JD program!

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If you have any questions about studying at University of Newcastle Law School, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Newcastle Juris Doctor scholarships available

Are you planning to begin to the Newcastle Juris Doctor program in 2017?

University of Newcastle Law School

Former OzTREKK students and Newcastle JD International Scholarship winners Taija, Amber, and Meena

We are happy to announce that Canadians are eligible to apply for the Juris Doctor (JD) Scholarship for International Students. Established in 2013, this scholarship will provide two international students with $2,000 for the coursework Juris Doctor program and will be payable in two lump sums following the census date of each semester.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an international student
  • Be enrolled full time
  • Be enrolled in the Newcastle Juris Doctor program in the Faculty of Business and Law

Required documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • A copy of your undergraduate transcript

Selection

Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of academic merit; applicants will need to provide full academic transcripts with GPA or equivalent.

The application deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 27, 2017!

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Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com for more information about these scholarships!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Don’t miss the Newcastle JD webinar September 1!

Summer is winding down, but we have an exciting opportunity for you to learn more about the Juris Doctor program at the University of Newcastle Law School. The webinar will be hosted by OzTREKK and will feature former OzTREKK students and a Canadian professor!

Don't miss the Newcastle JD webinar September 1!

Meena, Amber, and Taija at the Newcastle Law Ball

During this webinar, you will discover more about living and studying in Australia, the ins and outs of the Newcastle JD program and its embedded Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, and a few more pearls—all from a Canadian perspective!

Date: Thursday, Sept. 1
Time: 7 p.m. (Ontario)

To join this webinar, email shannon@oztrekk.com!

Want to hear more from OzTREKK students?

Read what OzTREKK students Amber, Taija, and Meena have to say about their program! Demonstrative evidence: Newcastle Law School ladies are fulfilling their dreams!

OzTREKK student Dave Lotimer chats about his time at the university: OzTREKK student reflects on his time at the University of Newcastle Law School

Also, this video will give you a better feel for the University of Newcastle Law School and their JD program:

University of Newcastle Law School Juris Doctor

Program: Juris Doctor
Location: Newcastle (Callaghan)
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: There is no official application deadline; however, it is recommended that candidates apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date.

Key features of the program

1. Students will eligible to practice law in Australia upon completion of the program.

2. Students will be able to get in-depth, hands-on experience participating in customized Legal Clinics exploring the following areas:

  • Consumer credit
  • Criminal law
  • Natural resources law
  • Public interest law
  • Refugee/migration law

3. Students will study in a tight-knit, interactive learning community with highly qualified academic staff dedicated to their success.

Entry Requirements

Entry to the program is available to students that have successfully completed a 3-year bachelor degree in any discipline other than law, from a recognized institution; or other post-secondary qualification from a recognized institution assessed by the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to be equivalent. Applicants must also meet the English Language requirements of the university.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Law School!

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Do you have any questions about studying at Newcastle Law School? Email OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Studying a Juris Doctor at Newcastle Law School

In 2017 Newcastle Law School will be moving to its new home at the university’s landmark education precinct, NeW Space, in the Newcastle CBD. Juris Doctor students will enjoy the highest quality social learning spaces, digital library services and information commons, collaborative learning and research spaces, and facilities for engagement with industry, business and the community.

Studying a Juris Doctor at Newcastle Law School

Study law at UoN

Newcastle Law is Australia’s leading clinical law school and was the first in the country to offer an integrated learning experience. Your degree integrates experiential learning and skills training with the conventional legal curriculum, including a wide range of elective courses.

The Juris Doctor and the embedded Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice is designed to equip students with the knowledge, clinical experience and qualification for admission into legal practice in Australia. Students will study the JD concurrently with the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, allowing them to develop both high-level academic and legal skills, while also providing practical and real-world experience.

Gain experience through national competitions

University of Newcastle law students have a competitive reputation and frequently excel in national law competitions.

2016

  • Winner of the best online initiative at a national level – Australian Law Students’ Association (ALSA)
  • Second in the ALSA annual national paper presentation competition.
  • Quarter finalist in the ALSA national client interviewing competition.

2015

  • UoN highly commended Club of the year
  • Quarter finalist in the ALSA national witness examination competition
  • Quarter finalist in the ALSA national client interviewing competition
  •  Quarter finalist, Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot
  • Winner, UNSW Intervarsity Client Interviewing Competition
  • Winner, UNSW Intervarsity Negotiation Competition
  • Quarter finalist, Michael Kirby Contract Law Moot
  • Best oralist in Ashurst Private Law Moot general rounds
Studying a Juris Doctor at Newcastle Law School

OzTREKK UON Law students Taija, Amber, and Meena—also JD International Scholarship winners!

University of Newcastle Law School

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Newcastle (Callaghan)
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date.

Entry Requirements

Entry to the program is available to students that have successfully completed a 3-year bachelor degree in any discipline other than law, from a recognized institution.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Law School!

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If you have any questions about studying the Juris Doctor at Newcastle Uni, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Celebrating National Law Week in Australia

National Law Week in Australia takes place throughout Australia in May each year. This year, it runs from May 16 – 20. Law Week provides Australians (and visitors) to get a closer look at how law and justice works in each Australian state. A range of exciting and interactive activities are being held around Australia celebrate Law Week, including courthouse tours, mock trials and student competitions.

Australian Law Schools in Australia

Bond University Law School Moot Court

Law Week events in Australia are organized individually or by a group of organizations collaborating to share ideas and resources. Some examples of organizations who participate in and support Law Week include the Courts Administration Authority, law firms, Australian police departments, municipal libraries, community legal centres, legal aid, and the Attorney General’s Department. Usually, Law Week‘s major highlight is Courts Open Day, which provides a chance to explore the rich heritage of the courts. Tours, mock trials, sentencing exercises and meet-the-judge sessions give visitors an insight into court operations and personalities.

Law Week events are aimed at the whole community. These events provide opportunities for people from all walks of life to gain new perspectives on legal and justice issues. These events will be of interest to those who work in legal and justice agencies and students, especially students studying at Australian Law Schools.

What is the difference between the LLB and the JD?

The Bachelor of Laws and the Juris Doctor are both professionally recognized degrees. Both LLB and JD programs educate students to practice law and allow them to apply for registration in Canada. The main difference is that the LLB is offered at the undergraduate level, and the JD is offered at the postgraduate level. Bachelor of Laws students can study the program directly from high school or after having completed post-secondary studies, while the JD or graduate-entry LLB requires a completed bachelor degree for admission.

At some Australian Law Schools, JD programs are fast-tracked, so that you can complete them in two calendar years, as opposed to a three-year, graduate-entry LLB. Entry requirements for JD programs can be more competitive, especially as they become more popular with North American students. At universities where both a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Laws are offered, students who have already completed an undergraduate degree normally apply for the postgraduate professional qualification (JD).

Which law programs do OzTREKK Australian Law Schools offer?

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 schools in Australia? Contact OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.