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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Griffith International Student Law Scholarship for Canadians

Griffith scholarships recognise remarkable students with outstanding academic achievements and the potential to make a positive contribution to the university and to the community. If you’re interested in studying the Bachelor of Laws at Griffith Law School, you will be automatically assessed for the International Student Law Scholarship when you apply.

Griffith International Student Law Scholarship for Canadians

Griffith law scholarship

International Student Law Scholarship

For: Students from Canada applying for undergraduate law studies at Griffith University
Available to: Commencing undergraduate students in Trimester 1, 2018
Level of study: Undergraduate
Citizenship: Citizens or permanent residents of Canada
Award value and benefits: Scholarship covers 10% of tuition fees in the first two trimesters of study. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive the tuition fee reduction.
Duration: Two trimesters
Programs of study: Undergraduate law programs (excludes online, non-award, offshore delivered programs, and students that defer commencement to 2019).

No application required; all applicants will be assessed to determine eligibility.

Griffith University Bachelor of Laws

Griffith Law School is ranked in the world’s top 100 law schools (QS World University Rankings) and offers a dedicated graduate program for Canadian students pursuing a career in Australia or Canada. The Bachelor of Laws (undergraduate entry) at Griffith University offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience.

Program: Bachelor of Laws
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date to allow time for the pre-departure process.

Apply to Griffith University Law School!

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Would you like more information about the Griffith Law School International Student Law Scholarship? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Griffith Law School ranked in the global top 50

Law at Griffith has gained significant recognition in the latest ShanghaiRankings’ Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017.

Law (which includes criminology in this ranking) came in at number 38 after the ARWU evaluated 4000 universities in 52 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences.

Griffith Law School ranked in the global top 50

Griffith Law School Dean, Professor Pene Mathew (photo: Griffith University)

Griffith Law School Dean Professor Pene Mathew said it was a fantastic result.

“This ranking places Law at Griffith first in Queensland, recognising the high quality of both our researchers and students,’’ she said.

“The ARWU takes into account a range of indicators of quality research, including publications in quality journals and number of citations, thus demonstrating the high quality of legal research at Griffith University.”

Associate Professor Michael Townsley, Head of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, said Criminology at Griffith has long been recognised as one of the best nationally, but the ARWU ranking indicates their strength is recognised internationally.
“The Griffith criminology community has an established international reputation for conducting research on important social problems. Our work has impacted the academic discipline and society in numerous ways, which is reflected in our ranking.”

Research scholarship

Professor Don Anton, Director of the Law Futures Centre at Griffith, said the result reflected the outstanding research produced by legal scholars at the Griffith Law School.

“We are aiming to demonstrate our research is ERA 5 quality—above world-class—and this ranking helps to confirm we are succeeding.”

The university also ranked 101–150 for Social Science, seventh in Australia.

“We are especially pleased with the strong endorsement of our strengths in social science as we have invested strongly in this area across the past decade,” said Professor Paul Mazerolle, Pro Vice Chancellor (Arts, Education & Law).

“This area’s strength positions Griffith to confront many of the social problems and challenges we face as a society.”

Griffith had four disciplines in the top 50 list: Hospitality & Tourism Management ranked 2nd, Nursing ranked 14th, Marine/Ocean Engineering ranked 28th.

The university ranked ninth in Australia for the number of subjects mentioned (30) and had eight subjects featured in the Top 100.

About the Griffith Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)

The Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry) at Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience. You can also double your career options, without doubling your study time, by completing a double degree. You’ll study two Griffith degrees simultaneously, giving you the career advantage of a special combination of skills.

  • Laws/Arts
  • Laws/Business
  • Laws/Commerce
  • Laws/Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Laws/Government and International Relations
  • Laws/International Business
  • Laws/Psychological Science
  • Laws/Science (Environment)

Program: Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date to allow time for the pre-departure process.

Apply to Griffith University Law School!

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Find out more about these information sessions and about studying at Griffith Law School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Griffith Law Futures Centre research finding solutions to 21st century problems

Griffith University launched the Law Futures Centre at South Bank campus on Wednesday, March 22.

Acting Director and international lawyer Professor Don Anton says the centre’s researchers are already responding to 21st century challenges to law and legal institutions.

Griffith Law Futures Centre research – finding solutions to 21st century problems

Professor Don Anton (Photo: Griffith University)

Griffith Law School is placed in the top 50 law schools in the world and research in law is a key strength of the university,’’ he said.

“The centre will continue to leverage off these strengths and expand our research presence nationally and internationally. It will undertake interdisciplinary research responsive to domestic and global change.”​​

Two of the current nine Australian Research Council Future Fellows in law, Professor Elena Marchetti and Associate Professor Susan Harris-Rimmer, feature in the line-up of the Centre’s staff from Griffith Law School—with other academics from law, environmental sciences, international relations, business, health, criminology and humanities.

The centre’s four research programs focus on solving legal problems posed in the areas of

  • Law, Governance and Global Change
  • Law & Nature
  • Law, Risk and Innovation
  • Lawyering, Legal Education & the Future of Law

“I look forward to the LFC meeting the most pressing emerging challenges for law and legal institutions in Australia and internationally; harnessing the law as a key tool for shaping the future,’’ Professor Anton said.

Griffith Bachelor of Laws

Griffith’s Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry) degree includes courses that will equip you to sit the NCA accreditation exams when you finish your degree. You can even sit these exams at the Gold Coast. With a Griffith law degree you could seek admission to practice in both Australia and Canada.

Canadian Law Electives

The following courses are taught in Year 3 as optional electives to assist students who wish to return to Canada to practice:

  • Foundations of Canadian Law
  • Canadian Criminal Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Administrative Law
  • Canadian Legal Professional Responsibility

Program: Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date to allow time for the pre-departure process.

Apply to Griffith University Law School!

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Discover more about studying at Griffith Law School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Why Canadians should study law at Griffith University

Griffith Law School is ranked in the top 100 law schools in the 2015/2016 QS World University Rankings. Griffith students learn from award-winning teachers who have been recognised by the Australian Government’s Office of Learning and Teaching for their outstanding teaching quality. In addition to studying the core areas of legal practice, students may choose from a range of exciting electives across five areas: global law and governance; law and commerce; environment and social justice; theories and contexts of law; and clinical and legal professional practice, which includes clinical courses that offer practical legal skills, insights and experiences.

Why Canadians should study law at Griffith University

Find out how you can study law at Griffith University

Griffith’s Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry) degree now includes courses that will equip you to sit the NCA accreditation exams when you finish your degree. You can even sit these exams at the Gold Coast. With a Griffith law degree you could seek admission to practice in both Australia and Canada.

Canadian Law Electives

The following courses are taught in Year 3 as optional electives to assist students who wish to return to Canada to practice:

  • Foundations of Canadian Law
  • Canadian Criminal Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Administrative Law
  • Canadian Legal Professional Responsibility

Program: Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years

Apply to Griffith University Law School!

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Find out more about this webinar and about studying at Griffith Law School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Melbourne law students compete to create best legal help website

Melbourne Law School students have designed and built a range of legal help websites to provide the public with fast, accurate and cost-effective information about common legal problems including inaccurate credit reports, handling and managing fines, and assessing employment rights.

University of Melbourne Law School

Melbourne Law School is the #1 law school in Australia!*

The legal expertise websites are designed to replicate the thought processes and actions of a lawyer and provide tailored legal information to non-lawyers and the not-for-profit sector as part of the Melbourne Law School’s Juris Doctor degree.

Students competed for the title of ‘The Slater and Gordon Award for Law Apps’ before a panel of judges, where their projects were assessed on their usefulness, completeness, ambition and creativity, design and presentation.

Dean of Melbourne Law School Professor Carolyn Evans said that new technologies were providing innovative solutions in the law.

“Legal expert systems are a growing part of the legal landscape, assisting Australian and international lawyers to provide fast, accurate and cost-effective answers to common legal problems,” Professor Evans said.

Subject teacher, Mr Gary Cazalet, said the subject offered at the Melbourne Law School received support from Georgetown University, law firm Slater and Gordon and technology platform Neota Logic—a platform providing non-programmers with the tools to efficiently build, test, maintain, and deploy expert applications.

“During the development of their websites, students receive substantial and ongoing advice from Neota Logic’s experts both in Australia and the US, enabling students to create applications of the highest quality,” Mr Cazalet said.

Slater and Gordon Managing Director Andrew Grech said the group was proud to support the next generation of lawyers as they develop new and innovative ways to improve access to information and justice.

“The legal profession is not immune to disruption and it’s pleasing to see that future lawyers are already developing an understanding of the need to innovate,” he said.

* Melbourne Law School is ranked #8 in the world and #1 in Australia according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 – Law.

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.

Monday, October 19th, 2015

ARC Research Fellow joins Griffith Law School

Associate Professor Susan Harris-Rimmer has joined the Griffith Law School as an Australian Research Council Future Fellow.

Her Future Fellow project is called ‘Trading’ Women’s Rights in Transitions: Designing Diplomatic Interventions in Afghanistan and Myanmar.

Griffith University Law School

Associate Professor Susan Harris-Rimmer (Photo credit: Griffith University)

“At Griffith I am inspired by the social justice foundations of the university; the commitment to human rights, gender equality and environmental sustainability; and the willingness to engage in public conversations and policy-making,’’ she said.

“I am proud to be part of a university that is Asia-facing and ready for Asia’s rise, respectful of culture and diversity and nimble and global in outlook.

“At the Griffith Law School, there is deep academic accomplishment but also a real commitment to teaching our students, and helping their lives and careers after they leave campus.

“The lawyers here also work towards justice in Queensland, they are doers and joiners and the sort of folk who speak up for human rights and the rule of law. Griffith law believes in practicing law with a global conscience.”

Associate Professor Harris-Rimmer is the author of Gender and Transitional Justice: The Women of Timor Leste (Routledge, 2010) and more than 30 refereed academic works.

In 2014 she was named one of the Westpac and the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence in the Global category.

She has been a board member of UN Women National Committee Australia and former president of the voluntary non-governmental organisation Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.

In October 2013, Associate Professor Harris-Rimmer was appointed to the national board of the Refugee Council of Australia, and an Ambassador for the Australian Refugee Trust, and in 2014 joined the board of the International Women’s Development Agency.

Griffith Law School

Part of the Faculty of Arts, Education and Law, Griffith Law School is one of Australia’s leading law schools, recognised for its outstanding scholarship, student-focused learning, interdisciplinary research, and strong commitment to social justice.

Griffith Law School was ranked in the top 100 law schools in the 2014/2015 QS World University Rankings. Griffith students learn from award-winning teachers who have been recognised by the Australian Government’s Office of Learning and Teaching for their outstanding teaching quality. In addition to studying the core areas of legal practice, students may choose from a range of exciting electives across five areas: global law and governance; law and commerce; environment and social justice; theories and contexts of law; and clinical and legal professional practice, which includes clinical courses that offer practical legal skills, insights and experiences.

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Would you like more information about studying at Griffith Law School? 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.

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

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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!

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Melbourne Law alumnus appointed to the High Court of Australia

The University of Melbourne has congratulated law alumnus the Honourable Geoffrey Nettle on his appointment to the High Court of Australia.

Justice Nettle, a member of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria, was today appointed as the next Justice of the High Court of Australia. Justice Nettle will replace the Honourable Justice Susan Crennan AC in February 2015.

University of Melbourne Law School

Study at the #1 law school in Australia—Melbourne Law School!

The appointment is a milestone for the Melbourne Law School; there has been a Melbourne graduate on the High Court since 1906. The last University of Melbourne law graduate to be appointed was Justice Kenneth Hayne AC in 1997.

Melbourne Law School Dean Professor Carolyn Evans welcomed the appointment.

“Justice Nettle’s appointment to the High Court is a wonderful recognition of the high regard in which he is held in the legal community. He is a great role model for Melbourne Law School students and alumni,” Professor Evans said.

Justice Nettle was appointed to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2002 and was one of the leading Queen’s Counsel at the Victorian bar. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2004.

He began his professional career as a solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques in 1977, becoming a partner of that firm in 1981. He was then called to the bar in 1982 and developed a large practice, specialising in commercial law, equity, taxation, constitutional law and administrative law.

He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University, Bachelor of Laws (with First Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Civil Law (with First Class Honours) from Magdalen College, Oxford.

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis offered his congratulations, “Justice Nettle is a university graduate of whom we can be proud,” he said.

“We are delighted that Justice Nettle’s significant contributions to the law have been recognised with this wonderful achievement.”

Find out more about the Melbourne Juris Doctor program!

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Discover more about the Melbourne Law School and the Melbourne JD program by contacting OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Melbourne Law School’s top 10 for 2014

The approach of the New Year and festive season is a time to reflect on the achievements of the year. Melbourne Law School Dean Professor Carolyn Evans has expressed her gratitude for a year of great accomplishments:

University of Melbourne Law School

Melbourne Law School is the ranked #1 in Australia*

“I am so pleased to say that 2014 has been another successful year for the Law School, with significant milestones achieved. Thank you for the commitment and passion that has been shown by our staff, students and alumni, as well as the confidence in us shown by our donors.”

Here are some of the things that made Melbourne Law School proud from the past 12 months:

  1. Melbourne Law School entered new partnership with Cambridge
  2. Melbourne retains its position as number one in Australia for law
  3. Professor Ian Malkin awarded for outstanding teaching
  4. Melbourne takes the common law to China
  5. Life-changing student experiences in Geneva
  6. New alumni Breakfast Series sees top speakers share their insights
  7. Melbourne Law School students help make community policing fair
  8. John Tobin wins LIV Paul Baker Award
  9. James Merralls established Visiting Fellowship in Law
  10. Melbourne Law School researchers win ARC grants
  11. (Bonus!) Professor Sundhya Pahuja wins 2014 Woodward Medal
* QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 – Law

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Do you have any questions regarding Melbourne Law School and its Juris Doctor program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out more about Australian Law Schools and about how OzTREKK helps you to study in Australia!

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Sydney Juris Doctor webinar

The University of Sydney is pleased to invite you to attend a webinar specifically designed for students interested in studying the Juris Doctor program.

University of Sydney Law School

Don’t miss the Sydney JD webinar on Dec. 9!

Staff from Sydney Law School will conduct the presentation Tuesday, Dec. 9, and will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding the Sydney JD program and studying at the University of Sydney.

Webinar Details

Date: Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014
Time: 7 p.m. Ontario Time (EST)

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RSVP: Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson to register: sarah@oztrekk.com

This is your opportunity to learn more about the Sydney Law School:

  • Studying in Australia
  • The University of Sydney
  • The Faculty of Law and JD program
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Life in Sydney

About the University of Sydney Law School JD

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

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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Find out more about studying at Sydney Law School and about this upcoming webinar. 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.