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Friday, October 12th, 2018

Upcoming Sydney Law School seminars across Canada next week

Are you interested in studying law but unsure about your options?

Then please join OzTREKK and the University of Sydney Law School Dean of Law Professor Joellen Riley at one of the upcoming Sydney Law School seminars—across Canada Oct. 15 – 22!

Upcoming Sydney Law School seminars

Register for an upcoming Sydney Law School seminar

You can study law at one of the top universities in the world. During these seminars, you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the Dean of Sydney Law School! Find out more about the Sydney Juris Doctor program, admissions requirements, program structure, and how you can practice in Canada. Refreshments will be served.

Sydney Law School Seminars

York University
October 15, 2018
2:30 p.m.
McLaughlin College (Career Centre Meeting Room), Room 205

University of Toronto
October 16, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Trinity College, Junior Common Room

University of Waterloo
October 17, 2018
4 p.m.
JR Coutts Engineering Lecture Hall (RCH) Room 307

Carleton University
October 18, 2018
6 p.m.
Residence Commons 2nd level, Room CO 274

Simon Fraser University
October 22, 2018
Time & Location TBA

University of British Columbia
October 22, 2018
5 p.m.
The Nest, Room 2314

About the University of Sydney Law School Juris Doctor

The Sydney Law School is Australia’s first. 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.

Ready to do this? Apply now to Sydney Law School!

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Need more details about these upcoming Sydney Law School seminars? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com!

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Sydney Law School students excel in Tokyo moot

Team Australia, a group of law students from across six Australian universities, including Sydney Law School, have won the inaugural Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Prize for Best Performance in the English-language Arbitration round and landed second overall in the 2017 Intercollegiate Negotiation and Arbitration Competition in Tokyo.

Sydney Law School

Team Australia in Tokyo (Photo: University of Sydney)

The Australian Network for Japanese Law, a unique cross-institutional initiative including Sydney Law as a core member and Professor Luke Nottage as founding co-director, has supported Team Australia law students competing in the innovative Intercollegiate Negotiation and Arbitration Competition in Tokyo since 2005.

Hundreds of students from around 30 universities across Japan and the Asia-Pacific competed the competition held Nov. 18–19, comprising arbitration and negotiation days, with English and Japanese language divisions in each. The arbitration round concerned the mooting of a dispute governed by the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts. The negotiation round required teams to reach a deal to bring an international joint venture to fruition, teaching and testing somewhat different skills that are also essential for legal advisors in the 21st century.

Team Australia’s success is the culmination of over three months of intensive preparations by the group of law students from the University of Sydney, the Australian National University (ANJeL member), Monash University, the University of the Sunshine Coast, and the University of Western Australia. These students made up four sub-teams, competing in the Japanese language division and three in the English language division.

Study law at the University of Sydney Law School

The Sydney Law program has a strong global focus on international, comparative and transnational aspects of law. Students are required to study Public International Law and Private International Law as part of their program. The Sydney Law School equips students with the skills to work in a competitive legal environment of the 21st century, so that they can move with confidence across national boundaries when providing legal advice.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: January 18, 2018; however, it is recommended that candidates apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

  • Completed an undergraduate degree
  • Achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average (cGPA) of at least 3.0/4.0

Apply now to the Sydney Juris Doctor!

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Find out more about studying at Sydney Law School. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com for more law school information.

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Have you applied for a Sydney Juris Doctor scholarship?

Did you know the University of Sydney has two international scholarships available for future Sydney Juris Doctor students?

International students commencing the JD program at Sydney Law school for the semester 1 2018 intake are invited to apply for the following scholarships:

Have you applied for a Sydney Juris Doctor scholarship?

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  1. C.A Coghlan and A.N Littlejohn Scholarship for the Juris Doctor
  2. The Wigram Allen Scholarship for the Juris Doctor

The C.A Coghlan and A.N Littlejohn Scholarship was made available by the generosity of two benefactors of the Sydney Law School. JD applicants will also be considered for both the C.A Coghlin and A.N. Littlejohn Scholarship.

Value: $18,000
Duration: Tenable for up to 3 years
Close Date: November 2017

The scholarship is competitive and awarded on merit to the most outstanding applicant assessed against the following criteria:

  • Past academic achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing service to the community

The Wigram Allen Scholarship encourages the study of law, and is open to international applicants commencing the Juris Doctor at the University of Sydney Law School.

Value: $6,000
Duration: Tenable for 3 years
Close Date: November 2017

The scholarship is conditional on the recipient meeting all requirements of the program, and subject to satisfactory academic progress deemed to be a WAM of 65% each semester.

Recipients must maintain a full-time enrolment (24 credit points) per semester through the tenure of their scholarship. Requests to hold the scholarship part time will only be approved under exceptional circumstances, such as a medical condition which limits the student’s capacity to undertake full time study.

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.

Ready to do this? Apply now to Sydney Law School!

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Find out more about the Sydney Juris Doctor scholarships! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston for more information at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Sydney Juris Doctor 101: An Insider’s Guide

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.

Sydney Juris Doctor 101

If you’re considering studying the JD at Sydney Uni, you may feel a little intimidated, and that’s normal. Here are some insider Sydney Juris Doctor quick tips about what to expect during the program so you can be prepared:

  1. Understand the law before you apply it
  2. Think critically
  3. Prepare thoroughly
  4. Keep it simple
  5. Be brief

Study law at the University of Sydney Law School

The Sydney JD program has a strong global focus on international, comparative and transnational aspects of law. Students are required to study Public International Law and Private International Law as part of their program. The Sydney Law School equips students with the skills to work in a competitive legal environment of the 21st century, so that they can move with confidence across national boundaries when providing legal advice.

Sydney Juris Doctor 101: An Insider’s Guide

Learn more about the Sydney Juris Doctor program

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: It is recommended that candidates apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

To be eligible to apply, you must have the following:

  • Completed an undergraduate degree
  • Achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average (cGPA) of at least 3.0/4.0

OzTREKK recommends that you apply for this program if you have achieved a minimum cGPA of 3.0/4.0. Please note that this is a minimum average to be eligible to apply and that your application outcome will be determined by the Sydney Law School. Successful applicants who receive an offer of admission to the Sydney JD normally achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. As a Canadian, please remember there is no standardized GPA scale used by Canadian universities. A 2.8 is normally a B, but it is difficult to pinpoint the minimum percentage grade required for entry into this program, as grading systems differ at post-secondary institutions in Canada.

In addition to your undergraduate university transcripts, you may also submit your high school transcript for assessment. If you submit both your undergraduate and your high school transcripts for assessment, you will be assessed on the basis of 25% recognized high school qualification + 75% tertiary grade point average for a completed degree.

OzTREKK also recommends that you submit a resume and/or personal statement along with your application.

Apply now to the Sydney Juris Doctor!

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Find out more about studying the Sydney Juris Doctor. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com for more law school information.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

New Canadian law elective for 2013 Sydney JD students

Sydney Law School has recently announced that from 2013, Sydney Juris Doctor students can undertake an elective unit in Canadian Constitutional Law. This course is designed as a special-interest course and is a good base for those who intend to return to Canada or for those interested in practicing law in Canada.

Since its inception, Sydney Law School has been at the forefront of teaching and research in law in Australia. 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. Its programs and degrees are of outstanding quality in depth and breadth. Sydney Law School graduates go on to excel at the highest levels of postgraduate study at the world’s leading education institutions, and in their chosen careers across many fields of human endeavour.

The Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) ushers in a new era for Sydney Law School and its teaching of law at the graduate level. A comprehensive three-year degree, it has an international focus that is unique among Australian law schools, drawing on Sydney’s faculty of leading academics and international adjunct faculty members, and its long tradition of engagement with international law and perspectives. Students receive an education that equips them for the practice of law in a global, transnational and international marketplace for legal services.

The Sydney Juris Doctor 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. In the final elective year of the Sydney Juris Doctor, students must enrol in seven elective units of study.

LAWS 5197 Canadian Constitutional Law

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Steve Ross, Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University
Session: Intensive August
Classes: Taught intensively for the first three weeks of semester. 5 x 2hr – 3hr seminars/wk for 3 weeks
Prohibitions: LAWS3497
Assessment: Class participation (20%) and three case analyses (30%) and 3000wd take-home final exam (50%)
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington

This unit provides an in-depth introduction to the principles, core concepts, and key cases of Canadian Constitutional Law. It traces the structure and role of the Supreme Court of Canada and, prior to 1949, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and the development of constitutional reasoning from confederation in 1867 through the adoption of the Charter of Rights in 1982 to the present. Topics will include federalism, free expression and related rights, the right to fundamental justice when life, liberty, or security of the person are at risk, the lack of economic or property rights in the Constitution, language rights, and aboriginal rights. Students will also be introduced to, and encouraged to engage in, normative debates about constitutional values.

Some of the other electives Sydney Juris Doctor students may choose from include the following:

  • Health Law and Globalization
  • Advanced Commercial Law
  • Animal Law
  • Theories of Legal Reasoning
  • Expert Evidence
  • International Dispute Resolution: Principles
  • Introduction to Islamic Law
  • Law of the Sea
  • Policing Crime and Society

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Would you like more information about studying law in Australia, accreditation, and the University of Sydney? Contact Law Senior Admissions Officer Nicole Bowes at OzTREKK.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Sydney Law School Establishes Scholarships for International Students

The Sydney Law School Foundation established a limited number of scholarships in 2011 to support outstanding international students undertaking the following programs with the Sydney Law School including the Sydney Juris Doctor program and Masters by Coursework program.

In order to apply, applicants must have received an unconditional offer of admission to the Sydney Juris Doctor program or Master’s by coursework program. As well, they must have a minimum IELTS score or equivalent for the Sydney Juris Doctor program (7.5 IELTS with no band below 7.0) or the Masters by Coursework (7.0 IELTS with no band below 6.5). Applicants must be starting up their study at the University for the first time and be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand, and may not hold permanent residency in Australia. Lastly, they can’t be in receipt of any other tuition scholarship.

The Sydney Law School Foundation International Scholarship is worth $10,000 AUD, payable in two equal installments in late March and late August in the first year of study.

How to Apply

There is a Sydney Law School scholarship application form. To access this form, please contact OzTREKK‘s Australian Law School Admissions Officer, Nicole Buchanan at nicole@oztrekk.com. As part of your scholarsip application, you will also need to submit a personal statement. This personal statement should set out your academic and extra-curricular or professional achievements, and outline why you want to undertake your chosen course and what you hope to achieve following graduation.

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