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Monday, October 9th, 2017

Sydney Virtual Fair for international students

Don’t miss the University of Sydney’s virtual fair for international students! This is a great opportunity to chat online with friendly uni staff and have all your questions answered about studying at Australia’s first university.

Sydney Virtual Fair for International Students

Don’t miss Sydney’s Virtual Fair for international students

You can find out about admission requirements, watch video presentations from leading academics and current students, and learn about accommodation, student services and life in Sydney. If you’ve applied to the Sydney Sydney Juris Doctor, you can find out more about the program at 6 p.m. (EDT)!

The fair will run from 4 a.m. until 8 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, October 12. No matter where you are in Canada, you can chat with admissions and faculty staff about the university’s huge range of study opportunities and have all your questions answered.

  • Virtual Fair starts – Oct. 12 @ 4 a.m. 
  • Juris Doctor – Oct. 12 @ 6 p.m. (EDT)
  • Received an offer? Get questions answered – Oct. 12 @ 6:30 p.m. (EDT)

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Don’t forget to register!

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Find out more about this upcoming University of Sydney virtual fair! Contact OzTREKK for more information.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Serving up the best education in Sydney’s watering holes

The city’s bar scene is getting set for an academic shake up as we bring the worldwide Raising the Bar initiative to Sydney.

On Oct. 20, Sydney’s watering holes will be transformed into classrooms for one night as 20 academics enter 20 bars to deliver 20 thought-provoking talks.

The University of Sydney has joined Raising the Bar to bring the popular worldwide initiative, which has previously run in New York, Hong Kong and London, to Sydneysiders.

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Raising the Bar: 20 bars, 20 talks, 1 night (Photo credit: University of Sydney)

On Oct. 20, Sydney’s watering holes will be transformed into classrooms for one night as 20 academics enter 20 bars to deliver 20 thought-provoking talks.

The University of Sydney has joined Raising the Bar to bring the popular worldwide initiative, which has previously run in New York, Hong Kong and London, to Sydneysiders.

Established in 2014, Raising the Bar began with a group of students from Columbia University and New York University who were looking to share the unique learning experience from the world’s greatest minds with the general public.

The first ever Raising the Bar Sydney event aims to change the city’s popular culture to make education a key element.

Raising the Bar’s CEO Yuli Luvish said the initiative seeks to create an environment for leading scholars and thought-leaders to share their knowledge in an intimate and personal way.

“We are very fortunate to collaborate with the prestigious University of Sydney to host Raising the Bar Sydney,” said Ms Luvish.

“This event is part of the RTBLocal program looking to make education accessible and find new ways for people to harness knowledge and spark innovation by bringing quality content to unique and unexpected places.”

Speakers will discuss topics as broad as ground-breaking research in medicinal cannabinoids from Dr David Allsop to Professor Sahar Amer questioning why Muslim women wear the veil.

To veil or not to veil?” – Presented by Professor Sahar Amer (School of Languages and Cultures) at Knox Street Bar

Putting aside Western assumptions of veiling, Professor Sahar Amer will discuss the multitude of reasons why Muslim women choose to veil.

“Islam did not invent veiling, even though the veiling of hair (and body) is today most often associated with the Islamic tradition and the subordination of women,” said Professor Amer.

“Contrary to what many believe, the Quran does not offer any firm or unambiguous requirement to wear what we have come today to recognise as ‘Muslim dress’ or veiling.

“The Islamic fashion industry is today a multi-million-dollar business and is very well established in Australia. There is also a large industry of veiled (Muslim) dolls, and of Islamic beauty pageants.”

What’s hot at the Paris Climate Talks?” – Presented by Professor Tim Stephens (Sydney Law School) at The Bristol Arms Hotel

With the Paris climate talks scheduled to take place in December, the issue of climate change has rarely been as hot. In his Raising the Bar talk, Professor Tim Stephens will interrogate how global decisions are being made in the realm of global warming.

“Finally, global momentum is building for decisive action to confront the climate crisis,” said Professor Stephens.

“The question remains: will the talks in Paris will be enough to avoid the two degree Celsius rise in temperature the world has agreed to keep below? Australia has much to gain from a transition to a clean economy, and Paris represents a critical fork in the road.”

Are you smarter than an ant?” – Presented by Dr Tanya Latty (Faculty of Agriculture and Environment) at The SG Bar

The answer to Dr Tanya Latty’s confronting question may surprise you. Dr Latty said ants have brains smaller than a pinhead, yet they run complex societies complete with transportation networks, communication systems and even waste management infrastructure. So how do they do it?

“Social insects are among the most successful organisms on the planet,” said Dr Latty. “If an alien landed tomorrow and had a good look around she would almost certainly conclude that they—not us—were running the planet.

“Individual ants tend not to be particularly clever—their brains, after all, are smaller than pinheads. But by working together as a group they can do astonishingly complex things. Ants get things done by working together as a well-organised team. That’s why they’re so good at raiding your picnic.”

Weeding out the myths about cannabis” – Presented by Dr David Allsop (Sydney Faculty of Science) at Manning Bar

With over half the states in America having now legalised cannabis for medical purposes, Dr David Allsop will weigh up both sides of the debate to take a close look at what the future of medical cannabis might look like in Australia.

“To this day cannabis remains demonised in almost all countries of the world, still prohibited alongside heroin and cocaine, with no recognised medical purpose,” said Dr Allsop.

“Australia is grappling with the rightful place of medical cannabis in society, with a groundswell of community support rising up to challenge the status quo.

“Perhaps the most persuasive argument for cannabis comes from parents of children with intractable epilepsy who are reporting remarkable results in improving their children’s quality of life through cannabis. One such family were so convinced of the power of cannabis to treat their granddaughter’s epilepsy that they made a record donation of $34 million to the University of Sydney to once and for all nail the science to the mast.”

“Bad blood: Women, danger and popular music” – Presented by Dr Rebecca Sheehan (United States Studies Centre) at The Record Crate

We live in an unprecedented time when more and more female artists are soaring up the pop music charts. Dr Rebecca Sheehan said it would be naive to dismiss them as meaningless.

“The story of women and popular music is one of the relationship between an exploitative industry and the brave, talented, savvy women who have succeeded in and been broken by it,” she said.

“In a still-sexist world, women have to navigate the pleasure and danger that comes with their bids to step out of the status quo. Far from irrelevant, understanding women in pop can give us a blueprint for liberation.”

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

High Commission of Canada in Australia to present Franklin Discovery Lecture at the University of Sydney

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. – Thomas Aquinas

The High Commission of Canada in Australia will be at the University of Sydney to present the Franklin Discovery Lecture on  February 20, 2015. The lecture will explore the intriguing history of the Franklin Expedition—which was lost in 1845 while searching for the Northwest Passage—and the 21st Century story of the discovery of one of the expedition’s ships. The lectures in Canberra and Sydney will also be live streamed, providing the opportunity for an online audience to ask questions in real time.

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The Franklin Discovery Lecture will be held at Sydney Law School

The event will be of interest to a wide audience, covering naval, military and colonial history (Canadian and Australian), First Nations history and culture, oral and local history, gender studies, polar/Arctic exploration, 19th century travel narratives, maritime archaeology, museum studies, the literature of science and nationalism, biography, shipping and maritime studies, and contemporary polar governance.

The lecture will be held on Friday, February 20 at the Sydney Law School, Faculty Common Room, Level 4, New Law Building (F10).

A live webcast will be accessible at http://www.livestreamaustralia.com.au/franklin-discovery-lecture-sydney/.

Please note the date is Sydney, Australia time. In Canada, you can view the webcast on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8 p.m. (Ontario time); or at 5 p.m. BC time.

About the lecture
On May 19, 1845, Her Majesty’s Ships (HMS) Erebus and Terror of the Royal Navy departed England on a much-heralded Arctic expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. Under the command of Sir John Franklin, former Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen’s Land (now the Australian state of Tasmania), the expedition’s two ships set out with a complement of 129 officers and crew. The ships were last seen entering Baffin Bay in August 1845. Nearly 170 years later the Canadian Victoria Strait Expedition team, using sonar technology, discovered a ship on the sea floor which, on September 30, 2014 was confirmed to be the lost HMS Erebus. Led by Parks Canada, the 2014 expedition combined state-of-the-art technology with 19th century Inuit oral testimony to make this exciting discovery.

Presented by the High Commission of Canada in Canberra, as part of their Canada Down Under Days, the Franklin Discovery Lecture will explore both the intriguing history of the lost Franklin Expedition, and the 21st Century story of the discovery of HMS Erebus.

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Would you like more information about the University of Sydney? Contact OzTREKK to find out how you can study in Australia!

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Sydney University Law Society achieve mooting success

The Sydney University Law Society (SULS) recently returned from a week of landmark successes at the Australian Law Students’ Association (ALSA) competitions in Brisbane.

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Congratulations is offered to the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot team, comprising Alice Zhou (Science/Law III) and Millie Dale (Arts/Law IV), and the Norton Rose Fulbright Client Interviewing team, comprising Hayley Gordon (JD II) and Simon Hill (JD II), on winning their respective competitions after successfully progressing through three preliminary rounds, the quarter-finals and the semi-finals. Both teams have been invited to represent Australia at the international rounds of their respective competitions in early 2015.

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.

To be eligible to apply to the Sydney Law School JD, you must have the following:

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

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: March 2015
Application deadline: October 31, 2014

Apply now to Sydney Law School!

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Would you like more information about studying law at the University of Sydney? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson for more information about applying to Sydney’s JD program. Email Sarah at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Public International Law Moot at Sydney Law School

On  June 4, 2014 the Sydney University Law Society (SULS) and the Sydney Law School were honoured to welcome the Hon. Justice Susan Crennan AC to judge the Grand Final of the Public International Law Moot.

Her Honour was joined on the bench by Jeremy Kirk SC, and Associate Professor Tim Stephens (watch the Sydney Law School video introducing Professor Stephens!).

The moot problem question concerned the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, as well as immunity from civil and criminal jurisdiction for government ministers.

Congratulations to the winner of the competition, Sarah Ienna, Runner-Up Alice Zhou, and Finalists Sarah Krust and Eric Shi.

Sydney University Law Society is grateful to have been honoured with such a prestigious bench, and we hope that we may be able to welcome Her Honour back to the Sydney Law School in the future.

About the Sydney Law School Juris Doctor

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 2015
Application deadline: October 31, 2014

Apply to the University of Sydney Law School!

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Study law at Sydney Law School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson for more information about applying to Sydney’s JD program. Email Sarah at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Learning and teaching methods at Sydney Law School

During the course of the Juris Doctor (JD) at Sydney Law School, students will experience three primary learning and teaching methods:

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Sydney Law School

  1. Lecture and tutorial teaching
  2. Seminar-style teaching
  3. Self‑directed learning

Lecture and Tutorial Model
During lectures, students will receive complex information within a large class setting. This method makes it possible for the unit coordinator to arrange for them to hear experts such as practitioners and international scholars during special guest lectures.

During tutorials, students will be able synthesise the information from readings and lectures, discuss the application of legal principles with peers and tutor, and apply legal knowledge to problem questions and case studies.

Seminar-style Teaching
Seminar-style teaching allows the Sydney JD student to discuss issues in small and large groups, with input and information from the teacher. Although seminar classes are generally larger than tutorials, students are given greater scope for interaction and deeper engagement with the subject matter, than in a large lecture.

Self-directed Learning
Students will experience self‑directed learning through online quizzes, problem questions, additional readings, and discussion boards, which complement in‑class learning. E‑Learning is used extensively, which provides the student with resources to assist his or her understanding of the subject matter and provides opportunities to undertake further self‑directed learning.

Teaching Principles
The Sydney Juris Doctor will support development of a scholarly attitude toward knowledge, and enhance skills in critique, inquiry and synthesis. As a Sydney JD student, you will have the capacity to

  • articulate a synthesis of legal principles emerging through a series of cases;
  • encapsulate the critical principles that emerge from complex legislation;
  • inquire into and develop a perspective on the context in which law operates, or on the implications of law reform in particular sectors or issues in society; and
  • evaluate the merits and shortcomings of law (as found in cases, legislation, international legal instruments, tribunal decisions and other sources), while making the basis of this evaluation transparent.

Students will be expected to articulate law in terms of the values it embodies and its social impact, both at a national and international level.

Sydney JD students will develop an appreciation that law is a social construct that is capable of achieving both good and bad, in moral terms, and that law is capable of privileging particular philosophical and political positions. Furthermore, students will develop a perspective that encompasses concerns at the local, national and global level.

University of Sydney Application Fee Waiver

The University of Sydney charges all international applicants a $100 AUD application fee; however, it is possible that OzTREKK students may be eligible for an application fee waiver by the university if they meet the program admissions criteria and attend this Sydney webinar. For details about the fee waiver and to see if you qualify, please email Sarah at sarah@oztrekk.com.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: March 2015
Application deadline: October 31, 2014

Apply now to Sydney Law School!

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Would you like more information about studying law at Sydney Law School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson for more information about applying to Sydney’s JD program. Email Sarah at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

University of Sydney Juris Doctor webinar

We’ve got great news for our OzTREKK law students!

Sydney Law School will be hosting an online webinar on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, for anyone interested in studying law at Sydney Law School!

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University of Sydney Faculty of Law

During the webinar, you will find out more about

  • Sydney JD admissions requirements;
  • program structure;
  • application deadlines;
  • Faculty of Law
  • accreditation process…and much more!

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time: 8 p.m. in Ontario; or 5 p.m. in British Columbia

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To register for this upcoming online seminar, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com.

University of Sydney Application Fee Waiver

As you may know, the University of Sydney charges all international applicants a $100 AUD application fee; however, it is possible that OzTREKK students may be eligible for an application fee waiver by the university if they meet the program admissions criteria and attend this Sydney webinar. For details about the fee waiver and to see if you qualify, please email Sarah at sarah@oztrekk.com.

About Sydney Law School

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 2015
Application deadline: October 31, 2014

To be eligible to apply to the Sydney Law School JD, you must have the following:

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

Apply now to Sydney Law School!

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Do you have questions about studying law at the University of Sydney? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson for more information at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, May 16th, 2014

University of Sydney Juris Doctor Guide

The Sydney Juris Doctor Guide outlines Sydney Law School‘s professional graduate-entry law degree and includes information on the following:

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  • Exchange opportunities
  • Offshore opportunities
  • Social justice program
  • Careers and employment services
  • Program structure
  • Learning and teaching methods
  • Teaching and assessment principles
  • Professional recognition
  • Units of study
  • Scholarships

The Sydney JD ushered in a new era for the Sydney Law School and its teaching of law at graduate level when it was launched.

A three-year degree, it has an unrivalled international focus, where you receive a comprehensive overview of the practice and profession of the law in Australia and how it relates globally, transnationally and internationally.

Wigram Allen Scholarships for the Juris Doctor – International

Basis for award: Awarded on the basis of academic merit. The scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who has the highest entry score.
Value of award: $6,000 for one year
Application method: none, awarded to applicant who has the highest entry score
Application closing date: none, awarded at the commencement of the semester

Sydney Law School JD Program

The University of Sydney’s JD is the university’s graduate-entry law degree. It provides a world-class legal education that prepares students for the global and international environment in which they will provide legal advice.

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

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

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: March 2015
Application deadline: TBC by the faculty. For the 2014 intake, the application deadline was October 31, 2013.

Apply now to Sydney Law School!

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Would you like more information about the Sydney JD? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson for more information. Email sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out more about Australian Law Schools in Australia!

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Meet Sydney Law School staff members

The University of Sydney has created a Staff Spotlight Video Series, and among the featured staff is the university’s expert in Criminology, Criminal Law and Hate Crime, Professor Gail Mason.

This new initiative showcases the Sydney Law School’s individual staff members, their research interests and areas of expertise.

“It’s an opportunity for Sydney Law School to engage with new audiences and reconnect with our established ones, including current students and alumni,” said the Dean, Professor Joellen Riley. “As the law is diverse and specialised, so too are the academic pursuits of our faculty. The videos outline how each academic staff member informs and enhances our teaching and research activities.”

Gail’s research centres on crime, social justice and exclusion—particularly racist and homophobic violence, hate crime law and punishment, and the legal construction of hatred.

She is coordinator of the Australian Hate Crime Network and Chief Investigator on the ARC funded Hate Crime Law and Justice Project, which is undertaking an international comparison of hate crime laws.

She is also involved in funded research exploring cyber-racism, the policing of prejudice motivated crime and resilience amongst former-refugee communities in Australia.

A new video will be released each week during April and May and will be hosted on Sydney Law School’s YouTube Channel.

Sydney Law School JD Program

The University of Sydney’s JD is the university’s graduate-entry law degree. It provides a world-class legal education that prepares students for the global and international environment in which they will provide legal advice.

To be eligible to apply to the Sydney Law School JD, you must have the following:

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

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: March 2015
Application deadline: TBC by the faculty. For the 2014 intake, the application deadline was October 31, 2013.

Apply now to Sydney Law School!

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Would you like more information about studying law at Sydney Law School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson for more information about applying to Sydney’s JD program. Email Sarah at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out more about Australian Law Schools in Australia!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Sydney Law School 2014 Individual Responsibility and the Law Essay Prizes

Are you currently studying at Sydney Law School? Sydney has announced that the “Individual Responsibility and the Law” essay prizes are up for grabs!

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The Essay Prize Competition is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate law students at the University of Sydney. The judging panel is looking for an innovative and insightful paper and deep levels of research.

The prize is $3,000 and up to 3 prizes of $3,000 will be awarded depending on the quality of the papers.

The purpose of the prize(s) is to support and promote individual responsibility and the law in terms of intellectual inquiry, public discussion and private practice. No disadvantage will attach to essays expressing views which might be described as unfashionable, non-conforming or contrarian.

Essayists must submit their proposed topic and a précis (one paragraph) of their work by Friday, 6 June 2014. Essays are to be handed in by Friday, 8 August 2014. Essays should be provided in electronic (.docx) format. The word limit is 6,000 words.

All submissions must be made to law.info@sydney.edu.au

Winning entries may be published on the Sydney Law School website. The winner will be announced on Friday, September 19, 2014.

While examples of criminal behaviour are an obvious topic, essayists should not feel limited to this field and are urged to think and search broadly for their material. In the complex, closely-connected world which supports and enables our present lives, individual responsibility can, does and must extend well beyond the individual. The following are some suggested areas of focus for 2014:

Large Organizations

The responsibility of individuals in positions of power and authority for the actions of their subordinates, and the consequences. Recent examples could include

  • churches and other organizations linked to child abuse
  • banks and financial companies linked to losses by their clients
  • the press (e.g., phone-hacking and associated activity in the UK)
  • corporations involved in processes and/or products linked to human injury or even death (e.g. asbestos, tobacco, etc.)

Whistleblowers

Individuals who voluntarily assume responsibility beyond what is expected or required; and the consequences for themselves and others. This is an area of particular interest.

Individual Health and Safety

The individual’s responsibility for the following situations, and their consequences:

  • chronic “lifestyle” diseases such as obesity, diabetes, smoking, etc.
  • individuals undertaking activities known to be high-risk (e.g., boxing)
  • individuals undertaking activities not known/not understood to be high-risk (e.g., swimming outside the flags)

About Sydney Law School’s Juris Doctor Program

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.

To be eligible to apply to the Sydney Law School JD, you must have the following:

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

Apply now to  the University of Sydney Law School JD Program!

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Would you like more information about studying law at the University of Sydney? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson for more information about applying to Sydney’s JD program. Email Sarah at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out more about Australian Law Schools in Australia!