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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

University of Newcastle opens NeW Space facility

The University of Newcastle’s (UON) $95-million NeW Space facility will soon be welcoming students and the community, with staff moving into the building last week.

Staff at NeW Space

Staff at NeW Space (Photo: University of Newcastle)

UON Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen said this first stage in the transition of staff and students was an exciting milestone for the university.

“Over the past four years, we have watched this remarkable building take shape in the heart of the CBD, visibly transforming the Newcastle skyline and contributing to the renewal of our city and region,” Professor McMillen said.

“Opening the doors to our staff on Monday is a proud moment. While a building may have ‘great bones’ and a strong physical presence, it is the people who work and study there who will deliver the full potential of its design for the benefit of our community.”

UON’s Faculty of Business and Law and staff from the new School of Creative Industries will move into the city from Monday, with 320 staff working from the new city campus this week. Up to 3,000 students will study at NeW Space from the start of Semester 2, 2017.

NeW Space will deliver new academic and research programs in business, law and emerging fields including creative industries, innovation and entrepreneurship. The new campus will also play an important role in connecting the university with business, industry and community partners in Newcastle and the Hunter.

As part of NeW Space planning, the university has developed an integrated transport strategy to support students, staff and community members travel to and from NeW Space.

Transport options include new Callaghan-based park-and-ride facilities with over 300 parking bays available, a free UON-exclusive express shuttle bus service running every half hour during semester, and the introduction of a new Liftango ridesharing app to encourage ride sharing with 20 dedicated RideSharing car parks adjacent to The Conservatorium. One hundred fifty parking spaces with an independent parking operator have also been secured for staff and students in the CBD to support the university’s transition into the city.

University of Newcastle Chief Operating Officer, Nat McGregor, said the university also strongly encouraged active travel and public transport.

“We are actively encouraging staff and students to consider a range of travel options, including more sustainable modes of transport, such as walking, cycling and public transport,” he said.

“The university also continues to advocate for better and more frequent public transport options for our students and staff. We are working closely with transport providers and those that are responsible for planning the future transport strategies for the city and the region to facilitate further improvements to service provision.”

Independent analysis show that NeW Space will contribute $1.3bn in economic benefit to Newcastle and the Hunter, including almost $200 million during construction and a further $134 million annually flowing from the emergence of the CBD as a vibrant student hub.

NeW Space was supported by Australian Government funding of $30 million through the Education Investment Fund Regional Priorities Round, NSW Government funding of $25 million and an investment of $40 million from UON.

University of Newcastle Law School

Newcastle Law School will be moving to NeW Space, where law 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.

Program: Juris Doctor / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Location: Newcastle
Duration: 3 years
Intakes: February and July
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Law School!

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Discover more about how you can study at Newcastle Law School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Meet Newcastle Law School human rights professor Amy Maguire

Happy Law Week!

Meet Dr Maguire, a Senior Lecturer at Newcastle Law School. She is an expert in international human rights law and conducts research on the rights of Indigenous peoples and refugees, potential legal responses to climate change impacts, and capital punishment, among other areas. She is also an award-winning teacher who coordinates the subjects Public International Law, International Human Rights Law and Indigenous Peoples, Issues and the Law. She has a regular column in The Conversation and tweets as @DrAmyMaguire.

Meet Newcastle Law School human rights professor Amy Macguire

Prof Dr Amy Maguire (Photo: UON)

Dr Amy Maguire is becoming a well-known social commentator on contemporary human rights issues. This month she was interviewed on Channel 7’s Sunrise Program regarding the case of Australian woman Cassandra Sainsbury, who has been arrested in Colombia on drug charges. Dr Maguire developed her analysis of this case through an article in The Conversation, arguing that Ms Sainsbury should not be denied the presumption of innocence. Dr Maguire was also quoted in The New Daily, noting that the potentially very long delay before trial in Colombia places pressure on someone in Ms Sainsbury’s position to plead guilty, even if they believe themselves innocent.

Studying International Human Rights Law

International Human Rights Law is designed to expose students to the theory, law and practice of human rights protection. While it is primarily concerned with international law, students will have several opportunities to explore the interaction between international and domestic human rights protections, and consider the comparative positions of various states. This course begins with a consideration of human rights theory and the international human rights framework. It proceeds with investigation of how human rights can be protected and enforced, and related gaps in human rights protection. Students will have the opportunity to select special topics for further study, including the rights of Indigenous peoples, the rights of refugees, and the rights of women. The course will conclude with an exploration of the roles and responsibilities of lawyers in relation to human rights protection, and activities focused on human rights law reform.

University of Newcastle Law School Juris Doctor

Program: Juris Doctor
Location: Newcastle (Callaghan)
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: February and July
Application deadline: June 9, 2017 for the July intake; however, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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 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, April 19th, 2017

Newcastle Law School offering scholarships for international JD students

Great news if you’re considering studying law!

The Dean has approved an extra international scholarship, established to provide assistance with the coursework costs of the Juris Doctor program at Newcastle Law School. The scholarship provides a benefit of $2,000 paid in two installments of $1,000 following your first and second semester census dates. This scholarship will be specifically for a student who intends to start during the second semester—June 2017. Mid-year entry students who miss out on the June scholarship are also eligible to apply for the scholarships available at the beginning of the 2018 intake.

Newcastle Law School offering scholarships for international JD students

Find out how you can study at Newcastle Law School

Eligibility

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

  • Have received an offer and be enrolled in the Juris Doctor program in the Faculty of Business and Law.
  • Be enrolled full time (minimum 30 units).
  • Optional: provide evidence of financial need if this applies to you.

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.

  • For students who have qualifications not obtained with UON, your academic transcripts for prior study.
  • A current notice of eligibility for assistance, or financial hardship statement.
  • Optional: any documents supporting your claims, such as your CV and evidence of achievements. Please limit to just a few documents that support relevant eligibility criteria only.

Selection

Applicants for the scholarship must complete and submit the relevant scholarship application form online by the due date. Selection of the scholar will be assessed on the basis of supporting documentation and academic merit.

Deadline: Scholarship applications close July 27, 2017.

Apply for this scholarship!

About the Juris Doctor Program at Newcastle Law School

Program: Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Location: Newcastle (Callaghan)
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: June 2017
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 the Newcastle JD scholarships or about studying at University of Newcastle Law School, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

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.

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).

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Newcastle Juris Doctor course provides strong foundation

In 2015, the University of Newcastle Law School created a new course (a foundation subject) called “Legal System and Method 1,” which aims to assist students to acquire the skills they need to complete their first year of the JD earlier in the year. The subject has been developed following discussions with current JD students and was officially implemented in trimester 1, 2016 (just before the regular semester 1 begins; and as such, requires students to be at Newcastle a few weeks prior to the traditional late-February program start).

“Legal System and Method I” is the first foundational course in the Juris Doctor / Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. It introduces students to the core intellectual and analytical skills in the discipline of law. In addition, the course begins the process of professional education through the study of professional written communication skills. It also orients students to the core subjects they study in the first year of their degree and to the University Legal Centre, where, in later years, they will undertake studies relevant to the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

University of Newcastle Law School Juris Doctor

The Juris Doctor and the embedded Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the University of Newcastle 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.

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

Apply to the Juris Doctor program at the University of Newcastle Law School!

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Do you have any questions about the Newcastle Juris Doctor program? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at 1-866-698-7355 or shannon@oztrekk.com.