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Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Join the University of Melbourne virtual fair April 25

Are you wondering what it’s like to study at the prestigious University of Melbourne? Not many of us in North America can hop on a plane to visit Melbourne’s beautiful campus to find out more about their programs, so they are bringing the information to you!

University of Melbourne virtual fair April 25

Learn more about studying at the University of Melbourne

Prospective international students and their parents are invited to join the university for an exciting online event to learn more about the University of Melbourne and their courses.

University of Melbourne Virtual Fair

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  • 8 – 11 p.m. (EDT)
  • 7 – 10 p.m. (MDT)
  • 6 – 9 p.m. (PDT)

Chat with staff and students from faculties and graduate schools across the university and explore your study options. You’ll have the opportunity to find out about scholarships, admissions information, accommodation, and study pathways.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about Melbourne’s popular schools:

Register your interest at https://unimelb.6connex.com/event/recruitmentcenter/register and then log on to the Virtual Fair. Find out more about the Melbourne experience!

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Do you have questions regarding the University of Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students? Please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com. Find out more about the University of Melbourne and about how you can study in Australia!

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, September 13th, 2016

Join the next Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students

Are you wondering what it’s like to study at the prestigious University of Melbourne? Not many of us in North America can hop on a plane to visit Melbourne’s beautiful campus to find out more about their programs, so they are bringing the information to you!

Prospective international students (and their parents and friends) are invited to join Melbourne for an exciting online event to learn more about the university.

Join the next Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students

Don’t miss the Melbourne Virtual Fair Sept. 27!

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. (EST)

The Virtual Fair is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Australia’s number one university*. You’ll have the chance to chat online with Melbourne‘s friendly staff and students and find out all you need to know about courses, entry requirements and how to apply.

Register your interest and then log on to the Virtual Fair on Sept. 27 and find out more about the Melbourne experience!

How do I register?

Prospective students and their parents can register now at http://tiny.cc/melbourneVF.

What’s it all about?

The Virtual Fair is just like attending an expo on your computer! Registered participants will be able to

  • get information about the University of Melbourne, their courses and admission requirements;
  • get information about Melbourne—the world’s most liveable city—as well as accommodation options, and student support;
  • chat online with Melbourne staff and current international students to really get an understanding of what it’s like to study in Melbourne; and
  • see and hear video presentations from leading academics and current international students.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about Melbourne‘s popular schools:

*Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016

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Do you have questions regarding the University of Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students? Please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, April 1st, 2016

University of Melbourne performs well in latest QS Subject Rankings

The University of Melbourne has two subjects in the top 10 in the world, and a further 13 in the top 20, according to the 2016 QS Subject Rankings.

University of Melbourne Law School

Study at the University of Melbourne, Victoria

The university is ranked seventh in the world for Education and eighth in the world for Law, while all of the university’s 41 subject areas fall within the global top 100.

Released in March, the QS World University Rankings by Subject tracks the performance of more than 4,200 universities across 42 subject areas, an increase on six subjects from 2015.

Australia is third-best performer overall in the global rankings.

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis said one of the most pleasing aspects of the results was the significant improvement of the university’s subjects across the board.

“We’ve seen sixteen subjects improve on their 2015 standings, with nearly a third of these coming in the Arts and Humanities area.”

“As a university community we take great pride in the breadth and depth of the subject offerings we make available to students, and today’s results reaffirm our commitment to this broad-based offering.

“While we’re obviously proud of the continued strong international performance of Education and Law, the fact that we have seen subject improvements in every category is a fantastic result,” concluded Professor Davis.

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Find out more about studying teacher education and law at the University of Melbourne.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Melbourne law student wins scholarship

University of Melbourne student Matthew Pierri has been awarded the 2016 Victorian Rhodes Scholarship for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.

Mr Pierri completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Media and Communications and Chinese Language at the University of Melbourne with First Class Honours and is due to complete a Juris Doctor degree at the Melbourne Law School this year. He hopes to study a Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

University of Melbourne Law School

Matthew Pierri just after the Rhodes Scholarship announcement. (Photo by Louise Bennet via University of Melbourne)

Mr Pierri said he was thrilled to receive the scholarship, which will allow him to further his ambition to achieve social change at a systemic level.

“Over the last few years, I have advocated to change the perception and treatment of people with spinal cord injuries and I strongly believe that progressive and practical public policy is needed to address increasingly complex and multi-faceted social problems,” he said.

“By encouraging a positive, open-minded approach to disability, I believe we can remove the common, conservative misconceptions of the achievable quality of life for those living with disabilities and permit people to reach their full potential.

“At Oxford, I hope to gain the interdisciplinary problem-solving and policy implementation tools to become a leading strategic thinker within the public sector.”

Congratulating Mr Pierri on his achievement, Honorary Secretary of the Victorian Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee Professor Carolyn Evans, from Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne, said all the applicants demonstrated exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.

“The selection committee has been extremely impressed by all the applicants for this year’s Victorian Rhodes Scholarship, they have significant accomplishments and their commitment to making a difference both in Australia and internationally is exceptional,” she said.

“Matthew has demonstrated great intellectual ability and strong leadership skills while overcoming substantial personal challenges. His passion for social change and intellectual challenge ensure that he will make the most of the opportunities offered to him by the Rhodes Scholarship.”

University of 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).

Apply to Melbourne Law School!

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Discover more about the Melbourne JD program! Email OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston for more information at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Melbourne Law School’s new Master of Human Rights Law being offered from 2016

An increased demand from potential students will see Melbourne Law School offer a standalone Master of Human Rights Law from next year.

University of Melbourne Law School

Master of Human Rights Law being offered from 2016 (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

The new degree will be co-directed by Professors Dianne Otto and John Tobin.

Professor Otto says MLS has attracted a large number of world-renowned scholars to teach in the program.

“In 2016, in addition to the compulsory introductory subject, International Human Rights Law, which John and I teach together, there are subjects dealing with human rights in the context of terrorism, economic globalisation, business, armed conflict, health, work, migration, and trade and development, as well as subjects that focus on the rights of specific groups like refugees, minorities, children and women,” she says.

“There are three highlights of particular note. First, Professor Philip Alston from New York University Law School, who is also the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, will teach a subject called Reimagining Human Rights, with his colleague Professor Gráinne de Búrca also from NYU.”

“Second, Professor Hilary Charlesworth, one of Australia’s most outstanding international legal scholars, will teach Women, War and Peacebuilding.

“And third, Professor Ratna Kapur, from Jindal Global Law School in India, internationally-renowned for her post-colonial feminist research in human rights law, will teach Universality and Human Rights.”

The new program stems from an amplified interest in human rights law developed in part from offering a Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law, and the offering of human rights law as a specialty subject in other Masters programs.

Professor Otto says for those interested in this area of law, the Graduate Diploma was not enough.

“There is a great deal of interest from students in this area of law, and students will often decide to take a human rights subject to broaden their horizons and be challenged in a different way, even if their specialty is something like tax or corporate law.”

“Establishing the Master of Human Rights Law was the next logical step: to showcase the fact that we offer the widest range of human rights subjects at the graduate level in Australia, to draw attention to the many eminent human rights scholars that teach in the program, and to respond to student interest and demand,” she says.

The study and practise of human rights law in today’s society, the international and human rights law expert says, has a crucial role to play in addressing poverty, dispossession and disenfranchisement to make the world safer; more environmentally sustainable, peaceful and egalitarian.

“In domestic legal systems and internationally, human rights law is a rapidly developing area of law that touches on every aspect of our lives and offers important tools for challenging inequality and marginalisation,” Professor Otto says.

“Human rights provide a language that values everyone on the basis of our shared humanity. In the current climate, where free market values are dominant and human worth has come to be measured in largely economic terms, human rights law provides one means to reaffirm the importance of human dignity and insist that this must outweigh and reshape market considerations.

“Thus human rights law has a role to play in every area of law, not just in the obvious areas of public law like constitutional and administrative law, but also in commercial and competition law, resources, energy and environmental law, tax law and so on. In international law, realising universal enjoyment of human rights is one of the purposes of the United Nations and therefore, not just its member states, but all of its organs and specialised agencies have human rights obligations.”

The subjects offered in the new program aimed to deepen students’ engagement with and understanding of the challenging area of law.

Professor Otto also made clear the degree was beneficial to those outside of the legal profession, such as those working in government departments like foreign affairs or economic development, or in non-governmental development or human rights organisations in Australia and around the world.

The 2016 program will be available on the Law School website by mid-September.

About the Melbourne Law School Juris Doctor program

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years (2 or 2.5 years for accelerated program)
Application deadline: Melbourne Law School has a general application deadline of November 30 each year; however, late applications may be accepted.

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 has three selection criteria:

  1. Academic results achieved in previous tertiary studies
  2. The LSAT score
  3. The applicant’s personal statement

University of Melbourne’s JD application must include a personal statement of up to 850 words. It should emphasize any aspect of your personal history that may enhance your application, including extracurricular activity, community involvement, work experience, caregiver responsibilities, relevant personal characteristics and any outstanding achievements. Statements should be typewritten; the pages should be numbered; and the applicant’s name and date of birth should appear on each page.

Students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing the Melbourne JD program.

Apply now to the University of Melbourne Law School!

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Do you have any questions regarding Melbourne Law School and how to apply to the Juris Doctor program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

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.

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Melbourne Law School’s Juris Doctor (JD) Program

The Melbourne Law School building incorporates the latest technological developments and offers internationally competitive facilities that bring the Law School into the 21st century.

University of Melbourne Law School

Study law at the University of Melbourne

Melbourne Law School’s Juris Doctor (JD) Program

The University of Melbourne’s JD is designed specifically for graduate students. The program is highly regarded both nationally and internationally. It leads to admission to the legal profession in all Australian jurisdictions and can also be used as a basis for seeking admission in many jurisdictions overseas.

The curriculum for this law program allows students to build the core skills essential to a wide range of legal and professional careers, and gives them the opportunity to tailor their studies to areas of particular interest through elective subjects.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years (2 or 2.5 years for accelerated program)
Application deadline: Melbourne Law School has a general application deadline of November 30 each year; however, late applications may be accepted.

Entry Requirements for the Melbourne Law School JD Program

Melbourne JD applicants must have

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

The Melbourne JD has three selection criteria:

  1. Academic results achieved in previous tertiary studies
  2. The LSAT score
  3. The applicant’s personal statement

University of Melbourne’s JD application must include a personal statement of up to 850 words. It should emphasize any aspect of your personal history that may enhance your application, including extracurricular activity, community involvement, work experience, caregiver responsibilities, relevant personal characteristics and any outstanding achievements. Statements should be typewritten; the pages should be numbered; and the applicant’s name and date of birth should appear on each page.

Students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing the Melbourne JD program.

Apply now to the University of Melbourne Law School!

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Do you have any questions regarding Melbourne Law School and how to apply to the Juris Doctor program? 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. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Melbourne Law School welcomes new JD students

Melbourne Law School was delighted to welcome over 340 JD first-year students recently, as they begin their journey in the study of law.

The Melbourne Law School has been abuzz as students get to know each other at Orientation and their first class in the subject Legal Method and Reasoning.

University of Melbourne Law School

Learn more about Melbourne Law School

Associate Professor Alison Duxbury, Associate Dean (JD), welcomed the students at Orientation, and advised them “to get involved in classes and extracurricular activities and enjoy the experience of learning a new discipline.”

The Melbourne University Law Students’ Society (MULSS) offered advice to their new friends, with which included tips based on their own experiences as students. President of MULSS, Matthew Pierri, expressed the importance of a healthy study balance as well as keeping an open mind.

“Give yourself time to adapt to law school, and always make time for yourself and your friends. Your first year of studying law is an incredibly steep learning curve, so ask lots of questions, keep things in perspective and try to enjoy the experience. Keep an open mind and be generous with your knowledge. The best education is more than just academic,” said Mr Pierri.

Class photos of the new  Melbourne JD students—including two OzTREKK students—are available on the official Melbourne Law School Facebook page.

Melbourne Law School Juris Doctor Program

Program: Juris Doctor
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years (standard course structure); 2 or 2.5 years (accelerated course structure)
Application deadline: International applicants are assessed on an ongoing basis throughout the year until November 30. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application 4-8 weeks from the date of submission.

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 Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355, and find out how you can study in Australia!

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

New Judge in Residence at Melbourne Law School

Melbourne Law School is set to welcome the newest Judge in Residence, The Hon Peter RA Gray AM, who has recently retired from the Federal Court of Australia.

The Judge in Residence initiative has now been running for over two years at Melbourne Law School, and gives law students and academics the opportunity to engage with some of Australia’s most influential judicial leaders through a series of workshops, classes and lectures.

University of Melbourne Law School

Study law at the University of Melbourne

Having graduated from Melbourne Law School with an LLB in 1968, The Hon Peter RA Gray will return to his alma mater in February 2015 to share insights from his 29 years of service to the Federal Court.

The retired judge has expressed his enthusiasm to begin his residence at the law school and hopes that students can make full use of his counsel.

“I hope to be a resource for students, particularly to meet one-to-one with as many as I can. I want students to ask me questions, whether about the law, about careers, or about anything that is troubling them,” said the Hon Peter RA Gray.

While a judge, his honour served as a judge of the Industrial Relations Court of Australia, a Presidential Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Aboriginal Land Commissioner, and a Deputy President of the National Native Title Tribunal.  Previous to his position on the Federal Court, he practiced as a barrister in Melbourne, covering a wide variety of areas, with a specialisation in industrial law.

Melbourne Law School Juris Doctor Program

Melbourne Law School is a leader and innovator in legal education, and a vibrant place of learning that values ideas, excellence and intellectual exchange. Its rich history spans over 150 years. The school is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of excellence measured against the best law schools in the world in the areas of research, teaching and engagement. The law school demands high standards of their academic and professional staff and students, and they support them in striving to reach these standards.

The University of Melbourne has offered the Melbourne JD since 2000, which set a benchmark for legal education in Australia. The curriculum has been developed specifically for graduates and the course is structured and taught in a way that is suitable for graduates.

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 has three selection criteria:

  1. Academic results achieved in previous tertiary studies
  2. The LSAT score
  3. The applicant’s personal statement

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 Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355, and find out how you can study in Australia!