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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Griffith Law Futures Centre research finding solutions to 21st century problems

Griffith University launched the Law Futures Centre at South Bank campus on Wednesday, March 22.

Acting Director and international lawyer Professor Don Anton says the centre’s researchers are already responding to 21st century challenges to law and legal institutions.

Griffith Law Futures Centre research – finding solutions to 21st century problems

Professor Don Anton (Photo: Griffith University)

Griffith Law School is placed in the top 50 law schools in the world and research in law is a key strength of the university,’’ he said.

“The centre will continue to leverage off these strengths and expand our research presence nationally and internationally. It will undertake interdisciplinary research responsive to domestic and global change.”​​

Two of the current nine Australian Research Council Future Fellows in law, Professor Elena Marchetti and Associate Professor Susan Harris-Rimmer, feature in the line-up of the Centre’s staff from Griffith Law School—with other academics from law, environmental sciences, international relations, business, health, criminology and humanities.

The centre’s four research programs focus on solving legal problems posed in the areas of

  • Law, Governance and Global Change
  • Law & Nature
  • Law, Risk and Innovation
  • Lawyering, Legal Education & the Future of Law

“I look forward to the LFC meeting the most pressing emerging challenges for law and legal institutions in Australia and internationally; harnessing the law as a key tool for shaping the future,’’ Professor Anton said.

Griffith Bachelor of Laws

Griffith’s Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry) degree includes courses that will equip you to sit the NCA accreditation exams when you finish your degree. You can even sit these exams at the Gold Coast. With a Griffith law degree you could seek admission to practice in both Australia and Canada.

Canadian Law Electives

The following courses are taught in Year 3 as optional electives to assist students who wish to return to Canada to practice:

  • Foundations of Canadian Law
  • Canadian Criminal Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Administrative Law
  • Canadian Legal Professional Responsibility

Program: Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date to allow time for the pre-departure process.

Apply to Griffith University Law School!

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Discover more about studying at Griffith Law School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Friday, February 24th, 2017

University of Sydney Law School Juris Doctor FAQs

What is the difference between the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and the Juris Doctor (JD) offered at the University of Sydney?

University of Sydney Law School Juris Doctor FAQs

Learn more about studying at Sydney Law School

Both the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and the Juris Doctor (JD) are law degrees which upon their completion enable you to apply in your jurisdiction to practice as a lawyer. The main difference between the two law degrees is that the LLB is intended for those applicants who have not completed an undergraduate university degree. Their highest level of qualification is high school.

The JD is simply the graduate-entry version of the LLB. You must have completed an undergraduate degree before you can commence the JD. If you have not completed an undergraduate degree, then you apply to the LLB.

When can I commence my studies in the JD program at Sydney Uni?

The Juris Doctor  program commences in the first semester of each year, which is in late February/early March.

Do I need to sit the LSAT to apply to Sydney Law School?

No, the LSAT is not a requirement and is not assessed. Even if you have completed the LSAT, it will not be assessed as part of the application process.

Which electives do I study?

You will have a wide range of electives from which to choose. There will be a strong emphasis on international law and you may choose some units from the Sydney Law School‘s extensive postgraduate coursework units of study. You will complete 7 electives and will be able to choose from 3 tables of electives.

About the University of Sydney Law School Juris Doctor

The University of Sydney Law School is Australia’s first. Since its inception, it has been at the forefront of developments associated with both the teaching and research of law. Its strong sense of commitment to the fundamentals of law is combined with a commitment to innovation and the exploration of issues at the cutting edge.

The Sydney JD comprises the core legal subjects required throughout the world for professional accreditation coupled with the study of a wide range of elective subjects which allows advanced learning in both specialized fields and law in general. Teaching and learning methodology includes a wide range of formats to allow individual choice, a deep understanding of the law, independent research and the development of the skills and ethics inherent in modern professional practice.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: March
Application deadline: Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

Apply now to Sydney Law School!

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Find out more about studying at Sydney Law School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston for more information at shannon@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

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!

Friday, November 25th, 2016

More flexibility in revamped JCU law degree

James Cook University has refreshed its JCU Bachelor of Laws degree, to provide JCU law graduates with a competitive edge in the ever-changing legal environment.

Flexibility, work-integrated learning and skill development are key features of the course.

Head of Law Mandy Shircore said the new JCU Law degree was designed for the lawyer of the future: contemporary, relevant and innovative.

More flexibility in revamped JCU law degree

Learn more about studying law at JCU

Ms Shircore said the award-winning first-year study program has been redesigned to include a new subject: Contemporary Practice: The New Lawyer.

“This subject focuses on the skills required for the contemporary lawyer, including interpersonal and communication proficiencies, emotional intelligence and the non-adversarial methods of dispute resolution,” she said.

“Aware of the emerging importance of technology and the impacts of artificial intelligence on traditional legal roles, our refreshed course looks at technology in law and will allow students to undertake a minor in Information Technology.”

JCU Law students also get the chance to choose one law elective from either Human Rights Law or Public International Law in their first year of study.

All final-year law students have the opportunity to undertake placements with a large range of legal firms and community legal services in JCU’s “super-clinic” clinical legal education program. They can also undertake an advocacy subject where they will obtain intensive one-on-one and small group advocacy training from local judges and barristers, or they can work with business students developing real life projects for JCU’s industry partners.

JCU Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Program

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Graduate) degree, which is a three-year program. This law program is designed for students who already hold a bachelor degree in another field and wish to gain a qualification in law.

The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate) is an accredited degree that focuses strongly on learning outcomes that have professional relevance and practical application. This course is designed to challenge students, exposing them to contemporary issues, the latest research and new ideas across diverse areas of the practice and application of law. The program encourages students to develop independent thought and critical analysis of legal issues, as well as an interest in law reform and an understanding of community legal problems.

Program: Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Semester intakes: February or July
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: There is no official application deadline. It is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date.

Apply now to the JCU Law School!

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Do you have any questions about JCU Law School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston for more information at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Join us for the upcoming Griffith Law School seminars!

Find out how you can study law at Griffith University and return home to practice! Don’t miss the upcoming Griffith Law School seminars Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2016.

Griffith Law School seminars

RSVP for the Griffith Law School seminars

At the information sessions, Griffith Law School Dean and Head of School Prof Penelope Mathew and Deputy Head of School Associate Professor Therese Wilson will speak about the faculty and about studying law at Griffith:

  • Griffith University
  • Griffith Law School
  • Graduate Bachelor of Laws program
  • Program structure
  • Admissions requirements
  • Application process
  • Accreditation
  • Life on campus
  • And much more!

Griffith University Law School Information Sessions

Join Griffith Law School for these upcoming seminars. Enjoy refreshments, meet like-minded people, and speak with a current Griffith LLB student who will be attending the Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver info sessions.

Ottawa

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016
Time: 6 p.m.
Venue: Westin Ottawa, Spruce Room

Toronto

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016
Time:  6 p.m.
Venue: BL 205 Claude T. Bissell Building, University of Toronto

Edmonton

Date: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
Time:  5:30 p.m.
Venue: 2-25 Humanities Centre, University of Alberta

Burnaby

Date: Friday, Dec. 2, 2016
Time:  5:30 p.m.
Venue: 10051 Saywell Hall, Simon Fraser University

To register for any of the seminars, visit http://study.oztrekk.com/griffith-law-nov-2016/

About the Griffith Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)

The Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry) at Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience.

You can also double your career options, without doubling your study time, by completing a double degree. You’ll study two Griffith degrees simultaneously, giving you the career advantage of a special combination of skills.

  • Laws/Arts
  • Laws/Business
  • Laws/Commerce
  • Laws/Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Laws/Government and International Relations
  • Laws/International Business
  • Laws/Psychological Science
  • Laws/Science (Environment)

Program: Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date to allow time for the pre-departure process.

Apply to Griffith University Law School!

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Find out more about these information sessions and about studying at Griffith Law School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Griffith Law moot maestros win national torts competition

Griffith law students have taken out the QUT Torts Moot competition for the first time, successfully arguing a medical negligence case.

Charlotte Roache and James Vercoe from the Griffith Law School saw off the challenge from the University of Sydney in the grand final at the Banco Law Court, Brisbane to claim the prestigious title.

 Griffith moot maestros win national torts competition

Moot winners James Vercoe and Charlotte Roache with coach Dr Kylie Burns (centre) (Photo credit: Griffith University)

This year’s problem related to medical negligence, and the question of whether a doctor had failed his pregnant patient in relation to the planning and management of the birth.

“It was great to learn about an area that has practical significance to our everyday lives,’’ Charlotte said.

“Knowing what the law requires of our doctors when they advise patients and mooting that question in front of judges who actually decide these matters, gives you an invaluable insight into how the law and the medical profession intersect.”

Moot coach Dr Kylie Burns said Charlotte and James were an outstanding team.

“They had a deep knowledge of the subject matter, remained calm under pressure and were confident in their submissions,” she said.

Griffith was one of only four teams to advance to the semi-finals. They were joined by the University of Sydney, UQ and UTS. The grand final saw Griffith meet the only other undefeated team in the competition, the University of Sydney.

The final was judged by Justices Mullins and Applegarth of the Queensland Supreme Court, and Judge Kent QC of the District Court.

This is the second time that Charlotte and James have won a national moot. In 2015 they won the Michael Kirby National Contracts Moot in Melbourne (with fellow student Dean Aitchison), as well as picking up numerous other team and individual prizes.

Canadian Law Electives

The Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry) at Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience. The following courses are taught in Year 3 as optional electives to assist students who wish to return to Canada to practice:

  • Foundations of Canadian Law
  • Canadian Criminal Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Administrative Law
  • Canadian Legal Professional Responsibility

Program: Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years

Apply to Griffith University Law School!

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Find out more about studying at Griffith Law School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Griffith Law School walks to raise money amid legal aid funding crisis

Griffith Law School staff and students joined other local lawyers in their support for the Queensland Legal Walk.

Held annually as part of National Law Week (this year held May 16 – 20), lawyers across Queensland walked simultaneously to raise funds for the Queensland Public Law Interest Clearing House.

Griffith Law School walks to raise money

Staff and students from Team Griffith Law School turned out to fundraise for QPILCH (Photo credit: Griffith University)

This year’s funds will be used to support QPILCH’s Mental Health Law Practice, which provides free legal advice and assistance to people with mental illness who cannot afford a private lawyer.

Participants raised more than $43,000, to assist QPILCH provide its legal services to some of the most disadvantaged Australians in the community. This year’s funding more than doubles the money raised from last year.

While support for the annual Queensland Legal Walk has increased across the state, it takes place amid what the Law Council of Australia describes as a ‘funding crisis’ for legal aid.

The Law Council of Australia launched the Legal Aid Matters campaign during National Law Week, to call for a commitment from ‘whoever wins the election’ to greater funding for legal aid services across Australia.

The campaign has broad support from a range of legal industry bodies that are concerned that there is a real risk that without further funding ordinary Australians will be locked out of the justice system.

Law Council of Australia President Stuart Clark spoke to the ABC about what was at stake.

“Every time a person goes to court without legal representation, they’re at a real disadvantage,” he said.

“It could be in the family court, it could be in a criminal court, it could be in a civil court. We know the fact people are going to court unrepresented is an absolute tragedy. It is, quite simply destroying lives.”

Griffith Law School

Griffith Law School is one of the world’s top 100 law schools. Here, students gain all the legal skills to become an accomplished lawyer and have the opportunity to specialise the area of their choice.

The Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry) at Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience.

Program: Bachelor of Laws
Location: Gold Coast or Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years

Apply to Griffith Law School!

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Do you have any questions regarding Griffith Law School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Why Canadians should study law at Griffith University

Griffith Law School is ranked in the top 100 law schools in the 2015/2016 QS World University Rankings. Griffith students learn from award-winning teachers who have been recognised by the Australian Government’s Office of Learning and Teaching for their outstanding teaching quality. In addition to studying the core areas of legal practice, students may choose from a range of exciting electives across five areas: global law and governance; law and commerce; environment and social justice; theories and contexts of law; and clinical and legal professional practice, which includes clinical courses that offer practical legal skills, insights and experiences.

Why Canadians should study law at Griffith University

Find out how you can study law at Griffith University

Griffith’s Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry) degree now includes courses that will equip you to sit the NCA accreditation exams when you finish your degree. You can even sit these exams at the Gold Coast. With a Griffith law degree you could seek admission to practice in both Australia and Canada.

Canadian Law Electives

The following courses are taught in Year 3 as optional electives to assist students who wish to return to Canada to practice:

  • Foundations of Canadian Law
  • Canadian Criminal Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Administrative Law
  • Canadian Legal Professional Responsibility

Program: Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years

Apply to Griffith University Law School!

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Find out more about this webinar and about studying at Griffith Law School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Cream of Australia’s legal crop honoured at UQ

The future of Australia’s legal profession is bright, based on the sharp young minds honoured for academic achievements and contributions to Australia’s legal services industry at the University of Queensland recently.

Head of School and Academic Dean Sarah Derrington said UQ’s TC Beirne School of Law ranked in the top 50 in the world.

Cream of Australia’s legal crop honoured at UQ

Dan Rogers, Jordan English, Chief Justice Catherine Holmes, Professor Peter Høj (Photo credit: UQ)

“Our annual awards ceremony recognises students for achieving the highest marks in some of the most challenging subjects, achieving the highest marks across the entire school and making positive and meaningful contributions through pro bono legal work,” Professor Derrington said.

“Our world-renowned lecturers were also acknowledged for excellence in their profession and for inspiring students to learn.”

University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said the students and teachers presented with awards were the cream of the legal crop.

“To be singled out for an award tonight from such a select intake of students is an impressive achievement and one that augurs well for their future and the future of the profession,” he said.

“It’s not easy to get into most law schools, let alone UQ’s TC Beirne School of Law which ranks in the top 50 in the world.

“Since the start of 2015 we have been reducing our first-year intake to 250 of the best and brightest OP1 students.”

Guest speaker Chief Justice Catherine Holmes of the Supreme Court of Queensland acknowledged the excellent teaching at the School of Law and praised students’ accomplishments of academic excellence and their contributions to the community through pro bono legal work.

Award-winner and recent graduate Georgia Williams was recognised for achieving the highest grade point average of the women in her graduating class and the highest overall marks in law courses and the Bachelor of Laws program.

“Throughout my time at the TC Beirne School of Law I have had the great privilege of learning from outstanding lecturers, benefitting from the school’s mooting program and sharing the experience with many people who I hope will remain my friends and mentors in the future,” she said.

Fifth-year Law/Commerce student Jordan English, who won awards for academic achievements and contributions to pro bono legal work, said the awards were welcome recognition for hard work.

“A lot of the work you do as a law student isn’t seen,” he said. “It’s usually just us studying through the night, so these awards are a good way of recognising our hard work in a public way.

“The awards will also undoubtedly help with prospective employment and I suspect they will be a good asset for any future applications for postgraduate study.”

Professor Derrington said the annual awards were an important tradition.

“These awards acknowledge excellence—the excellence of our students, the excellence of our teaching staff, and the excellence of the contributions made by our students and staff to community service and Pro Bono activities,” she said.

She said the event was also an opportunity to thank the alumni and friends whose generous donations made scholarships and awards possible.

UQ’s Forgan Smith building, which houses the School of Law, is undergoing a dramatic $33-million refurbishment, and from 2017 will feature more connected and interactive spaces to encourage a collaborative style of work and ensure students are able to use the latest in mobile technology.

UQ Law School Bachelor of Laws program

Program: Graduate-entry Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years

Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply to the University of Queensland Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry) program, you must have

  • completed or be completing an undergraduate degree; and
  • achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average (cGPA) of 75%.

It is recommended that you apply if you have achieved a minimum cGPA of 75%, as above. Please note that this is a minimum average to be eligible to apply and that your application outcome will be determined by the university. Each applicant’s average is calculated over all years of university study.

The UQ Law School does not require the LSAT for entry.

Apply to the University of Queensland Law School!

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To find out more about UQ Law School, contact OzTREKKs Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.