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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.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Writing the LSAT?

As part of the application process for the Melbourne JD, applicants need to register for, and sit, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The LSAT is an independent, international test administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

University of Melbourne Law School

Melbourne Law School

All applicants for the Juris Doctor at Melbourne Law School must sit the LSAT prior to applying.

The LSAT comprises five multiple-choice sections of 35 minutes each and a 35-minute writing sample. The writing sample does not go toward the calculation of your LSAT score, although the university receives this sample and it forms part of your application.

The LSAT has three types of questions:

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

Go to About the LSAT on the LSAC website for a more detailed description of these three question types and what to expect in the LSAT.  Information on how the questions in the LSAT are relevant in testing an applicant’s aptitude to study law are also available. This document is an extract from The Official LSAT Handbook, a publication of the Law School Admissions Council.

How should you prepare?

The University of Melbourne strongly recommends that in order to perform to your true ability, you take the time 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. Many bookshops also stock LSAT prep books which can be ordered online. Students 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. Please remember that your LSAT score only forms part of your application, and is only one of the three criteria considered in assessing your application.

LSAT Date and Registration Deadlines

LSAT Sitting: June, 6, 2016
LSAT Registration: April 20, 2016
Non-published Test Center Registration: April 13, 2016
Late Registration—Published Test Centers: April 27, 2016

Score Release Dates

By Email (for online account holders only): June 30, 2016
By Mail (for those without an online account): July 7, 2016

LSAT scores are valid for five years and the LSAT can be sat three times in two years. Further information is available from the LSAT website.

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Do you have any questions regarding Melbourne Law School and the Juris Doctor program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com for more information!

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Applying to Melbourne Law School? Sit the LSAT!

Do you want to do study law at Melbourne Law School in 2016?

As part of your application to undertake the Melbourne Juris Doctor program, it is a requirement you register for, and sit, the Law School Admission Test.

The test comprises five multiple choice sections covering three types of questions: reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning. A writing sample done during the test will also form part of your application.

University of Melbourne Law School

Study law at the University of Melbourne

The LSAT has three types of questions:

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

Go to About the LSAT (http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/about-the-lsat) on the LSAC website for a more detailed description of these three question types and what to expect in the LSAT.

Upcoming LSAT Dates and Registration Deadlines

October
LSAT Registration Closing Date: August 28, 2015
LSAT Sitting: October 3, 2015

LSAT scores are valid for five years and the LSAT can be sat three times in two years.

About the Melbourne Law School Juris Doctor program

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years (standard course structure); 2 or 2.5 years (accelerated course structure)
Application Deadline: Melbourne Law School has a general application deadline of November 30 each year. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible.

Entry Requirements

Melbourne JD applicants must have

  • completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline; and
  • completed the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).

The Melbourne JD selection criteria:

  1. Academic results achieved in previous tertiary studies
  2. The LSAT score

Apply to Melbourne Law School!

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Discover more about the Melbourne Law School and the Melbourne JD program! 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.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Get ready to write the LSAT

If you’re thinking of applying to the top Australian Law School, you should know that as part of the application process for the Melbourne JD, applicants need to register for, and sit, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The LSAT is an independent, international test administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

University of Melbourne Law School

Study law at the University of Melbourne

All applicants for the Juris Doctor (JD) at Melbourne Law School must sit the LSAT prior to applying.

What can you expect?

The LSAT comprises five multiple-choice sections of 35 minutes each and a 35-minute writing sample. The writing sample does not go toward the calculation of your LSAT score, although the university receives this sample and it forms part of your application.

The LSAT has three types of questions:

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

Go to About the LSAT on the LSAC website for a more detailed description of these three question types and what to expect in the LSAT. Information on how the questions in the LSAT are relevant in testing an applicant’s aptitude to study law are also available. This document is an extract from The Official LSAT Handbook, a publication of the Law School Admissions Council.

How should you prepare?

The University of Melbourne strongly recommends that in order to perform to your true ability, you take the time 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. Many bookshops also stock LSAT prep books which can be ordered online. Students 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. Please remember that your LSAT score only forms part of your application, and is only one of the three criteria considered in assessing your application.

LSAT Dates and Registration Deadline

LSAT Registration Closing Date: May 1, 2015
Late Registration (additional fees apply): May 13, 2015
LSAT Sitting: Monday, June 8, 2015

Registration for the October 2015 through February 2016 LSAT administrations will open in late May 2015.

LSAT Score

Your LSAT score is based on the number of questions answered correctly (the raw score). There is no deduction for incorrect answers, nor are individual questions on the various test sections weighted differently. Raw scores are converted to an LSAT scale that ranges from 120 to 180, with 120 being the lowest possible score and 180 the highest possible score. This is done through a statistical procedure known as equating, a method that adjusts for minor differences in difficulty between test forms.

Melbourne Law School Juris Doctor

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years (standard course structure); 2 or 2.5 years (accelerated course structure)
Application Deadline: Melbourne Law School has a general application deadline of November 30 each year. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible.

Entry Requirements

Melbourne JD applicants must have

  • completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline; and
  • completed the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).

The Melbourne JD selection criteria:

  1. Academic results achieved in previous tertiary studies
  2. The LSAT score

Apply to Melbourne Law School!

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Discover more about the Melbourne Law School and the Melbourne JD program! 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. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Friday, March 21st, 2014

About the LSAT

If you’re thinking of applying to the top Australian Law School, you should know that as part of the application process for the Melbourne JD, applicants need to register for, and sit, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

University of Melbourne Law School

Study law at the University of Melbourne

The LSAT is an independent, international test administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

All applicants for the Juris Doctor (JD) at Melbourne Law School must sit the LSAT prior to applying.

What can you expect?

The LSAT comprises five multiple-choice sections of 35 minutes each and a 35-minute writing sample. The writing sample does not go toward the calculation of your LSAT score, although the university receives this sample and it forms part of your application.

The LSAT has three types of questions:

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

Go to About the LSAT on the LSAC website for a more detailed description of these three question types and what to expect in the LSAT.  Information on how the questions in the LSAT are relevant in testing an applicant’s aptitude to study law are also available. This document is an extract from The Official LSAT Handbook, a publication of the Law School Admissions Council.

How should you prepare?

The University of Melbourne strongly recommends that in order to perform to your true ability, you take the time 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. Many bookshops also stock LSAT prep books which can be ordered online. Students 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. Please remember that your LSAT score only forms part of your application, and is only one of the three criteria considered in assessing your application.

LSAT Dates and Registration Deadlines

June
LSAT Registration Closing Date: May 23, 2014
LSAT Sitting: June, 29 2014

October
LSAT Registration Closing Date: September, 5 2014 (TBC)
LSAT Sitting: October 5, 2014

LSAT scores are valid for five years and the LSAT can be sat three times in two years. Further information is available from the LSAT website.

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Do you have any questions regarding Melbourne Law School and the Juris Doctor program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Bond University Paralympian graduates

London 2012 Paralympic’s gold medallist and International Relations and Law graduand, Annabelle Williams, has praised Bond University for its ongoing support at a celebratory event held in her honour.

Bond University hosted a reception on Friday, Feb. 8 in recognition of her outstanding achievements, ahead of the Graduation Ceremony held on campus on Feb. 9.

Ms Williams, a multiple world record holder, who was on the Vice-Chancellor’s list in 2007 and 2013, says she has successfully balanced her sporting career and her studies over the past five and half years and attributes much of her success to the encouragement she received from Bond University.

“Without the assistance of Bond, and many of the professors, I would not have been able to balance my studies and my sporting career,” she said. “It is so humbling to be celebrated for my academic and sporting achievements and I feel so honoured to have such amazing support from Bond University.”

Ms Williams swam butterfly and won a gold medal in the Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. She has set five world records and won a bronze medal in the 100m Butterfly in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. She was also a medallist in two Commonwealth Games for 50m freestyle—winning a silver medal in Delhi in 2010 and a bronze medal in Melbourne in 2006. She also won a silver medal in the 100m Butterfly at the World Short Course Championships in Rio de Janeiro in 2009.

She served as the captain of the Australian Paralympic Swim Team from 2008 to 2010, and currently serves on the executive board of the Australian Swimmers Association, the representative body for elite level swimmers in Australia.

Ms Williams, who was born with a congenital lower left limb deficiency (otherwise referred to as an arm amputee), has never allowed this challenge to stand in the way of her achievements and those away from the pool have been equally inspiring.

She was awarded a sports scholarship to study at Bond University, where she completed a double degree in Law and International Relations, with a triple major in French, International Diplomacy and Global Governance.

“The degree options at Bond allowed me to combine all my areas of interest and essentially mould my degree to suit my career aspirations.”

She says the flexible nature of Bond University also allowed her to take the time required to swim competitively and train at an elite level. “For five years I balanced swimming and uni, attempting to do them both on a full-time basis,” she said.

“When I was named on the London 2012 team, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in a second Paralympic Games and decided to devote 2012 primarily to my sport. Focusing all my energy on swimming, allowed me to have some down time between sessions and as a result, I was able to academically recoup and hit the ground running after the games.”

Ms Williams spent the latter part of 2012 interning at an organization called Perennial Strategy Group in Washington DC, where she gained experience working with civil rights organizations and non-profit groups in the areas of sport and government affairs.

“I was lucky enough to be in Washington during the Presidential Elections. It was certainly a fitting place to learn about international relations,” she said.

In 2009 Ms Williams had the opportunity to complete a six month internship in Paris. “I worked for the Australian Trade Commission—Austrade—where I assisted companies to grow their business in France, attract productive French investment into Australia, and promote Australia’s education sector in France,” she said. “Both internships were invaluable experiences and I am excited and feel ready to enter the corporate world.

Bond has helped me to prepare for the next phase of my life and has helped open up opportunities that many can only dream about, and while I am certainly not ruling out a spot at the Rio Games, my focus in the year ahead will be on my career.”

Ms Williams will commence at Allens, a commercial law firm in Sydney as a graduate lawyer later this month.

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Bond University Law School

Recognized as one of Australia’s top-ranked law schools, Bond Law has earned a reputation for its innovative teaching methods, international focus, skills training, and the outstanding success of its graduates. The Faculty of Law at Bond is widely acknowledged for its strengths in corporate and commercial law, international trade, dispute resolution, intellectual property, information technology and e-commerce.

The Juris Doctor (JD) 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. The program features excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program, which provides an exciting learning experience that challenges you academically and prepares you practically for a legal career.

Bond Juris Doctor Entry Requirements

  • Applicants 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 Bond JD program. In common with most other Australian universities, Bond University does not use the LSAT as an entry criterion.
  • Two reference letters are required.
  • Applicants who have a cumulative average of 70% or above should apply to the JD

Apply now to the Bond University JD program!

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Learn more about Bond University and the Juris Doctor program. Contact OzTREKK to find out more about studying law in Australia and about Australian universities that offer law programs.