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Friday, October 5th, 2018

Griffith Law School webinar October 9

If you’re considering studying law, you won’t want to miss the upcoming Griffith Law School webinar this coming Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Hosted by Griffith University Regional Manager Justine Somogyi and Canadian law students Stephanie Ostrowski and Supreet Dhillon, this webinar will cover everything about studying law at Griffith—as well as answer any questions you have!

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Contact OzTREKK to sign up for the Griffith Law webinar!

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Time: 7 – 8 p.m. EDT

Interactive Q & A throughout the webinar—get your questions answered!

  • Griffith Law School
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees
  • Canadian Law electives offered
  • Griffith’s 2- to 3-year grad-entry LLB option
  • Admissions requirements
  • NCA exams and practicing in Canada
  • Life on campus, and much more!

Supreet Dhillon
Griffith law student Supreet Dhillon is from Toronto and in her penultimate year at Griffith Law School. Supreet has chosen to do the 3-year stream of the Bachelor of Laws grad-entry program at Griffith and is the secretary of the Griffith Canadian Law Students Association.

Stephanie Ostrowski
Griffith law student Stephanie Ostrowski is from Calgary and graduated with a degree in Law and Society from the University of Calgary. She is currently completing her second year at Griffith and is in the 3-year stream of the Bachelor of Laws grad-entry program.

Justine Somogyi
Justine Somogyi will also be joining us! Justine is Griffith’s Regional Manager for Canada. Originally from Brisbane, she has lived in three countries outside of Australia, In 2014, Justine moved to Halifax with her husband and dog, but is now based in Guelph.

Molly Mahon
OzTREKK Law Admissions Officer Molly Mahon will also be available to answer your questions in the chat!

Griffith Law School

Griffith Law School‘s three-year graduate Bachelor of Laws program includes Canadian Law courses to prepare for the National Committee on Accreditation exams to certify your Griffith law degree for practice in Canada. You will learn from experienced lecturers who can guide you through what’s involved and give you personalised advice on how to prepare. You can even attempt the exams on the Gold Coast before returning to Canada!

Program: Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)
Location: Gold Coast or Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 – 3 years (dependent on elective selection*)
Application deadline: Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date to allow time for the predeparture process.

Apply to Griffith Law School!

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Would you like to attend this Griffith Law School webinar? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com for your registration info!

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.

Monday, June 15th, 2015

JCU Law student to be immersed in Native Title

A JCU Law School student will spend five weeks in her mid-year university break finding out what being a Native Title lawyer is all about.

Townsville-based fourth-year graduate law student, Joanne Keune has been selected from more than 300 applicants nationwide to win an Aurora internship, to start from the end of this month.

JCU Law School

Joanne Keune has won an Aurora internship (Photo credit: JCU)

Aurora internships are part of the Aurora Project, which was established in 2006 as a result of a report into the professional development needs of lawyers at Native Title Representative Bodies.

Internships allow students and graduates to consider careers in policy development, social justice and Indigenous affairs more generally.

Ms Keune will undertake her internship in Redfern in Sydney in the Native Title Service Provider for Aboriginal Traditional Owners (NTSCORP Limited) office from June 22.

She said it’s a thrill to be representing JCU, and also for the chance to work in an office dedicated to Native Title.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to learn in an office environment what the real role of a lawyer is. It’s one thing to study a bit of theory and legislation—it’s another to see the practice, which only an internship can provide.

“I am very proud to be able to represent James Cook University, a university that carries many decades of support for Indigenous rights and recognition.”

Ms Keune said her mediation skills were learned at an early age.

“I went to Pimlico High School, and in the eighties I was often playing mediator, sorting out disputes between the white kids and the black kids. I think a lot has changed since then, and there is a deeper empathy for the plight of the black people in this nation.

“I feel very fortunate to have firsthand experienced the richness of culture of the Wulgurukaba, Manbarra and Bindal tribes in this region, along with many of our Northern tribes who are a part of Girringun Aboriginal Corporation.”

She said studying law had been enlightening.

“Studying the law a little bit later in life, and being from a pretty typical middle class family who love football and the races, I have to say studying the law has been a big eye-opener to the true power that the wealthy people have in the world,” she said.

Ms Keune said Eddie Mabo and his long legal struggle for Australia to recognise Native Title, and JCU historian Professor Henry Reynolds (under whose tutelage she completed two classes), were her inspiration.

“JCU has long been a leader of Reconciliation in Australia, and scholarships such as Aurora only further people’s understanding of Traditional Owners, sovereignty and what Native Title means for all Australians,” she said.

Ms Keune intends to utilise her JCU law degree to work for justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.

“Human Rights is a life passion when you see injustice and people in pain. I think we all have a responsibility to do our little bit to improve it, for the children’s sake.”

JCU Law School Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Program

The James Cook University Law School offers 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 law school links up with local law firms and the Community Legal Centre, which offer students opportunities to gain practical legal skills.

Program: Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (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 graduate LLB program!

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Would you like more information about James Cook University 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.

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Learn more about JCU Law School

JCU Law School aims to produce multi-skilled, versatile and ethical graduates by imparting a strong appreciation both of the rule of law and role of law in its social, economic, environmental and political contexts.

James Cook University Law School

Learn more about James Cook University Law School

JCU Law School Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Program

The James Cook University Law School offers 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 law school links up with local law firms and the Community Legal Centre, which offer students opportunities to gain practical legal skills.

Program: Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (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.

Entry Requirements for the JCU Graduate LLB Program

Applicants to the graduate-entry LLB program must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline. Students who have not yet completed a bachelor degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing the law program at JCU Law School.

The LSAT is not required for entry.  Reference letters are not necessary.

The current admission policy at JCU is that applicants with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 65% and above in their university studies will be issued an offer into the graduate-entry LLB program. Please note that each applicant’s GPA is calculated over all years of university study.

Apply now to the JCU Law School graduate LLB program!

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Do you have any questions about how to apply to James Cook University Law School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston for more information. Email Shannon at shannon@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.