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James Cook University Law School

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James Cook University Law School in Australia

Program Overview - Graduate-entry Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

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University and Faculty: James Cook University (JCU)
College of Business, Law and Governance
Program: Graduate-entry Bachelor of Laws
University Location: Townsville or Cairns, Queensland, Australia
City Population: 190,000
Student Population: 13,000
Campus Location: Townsville, Queensland
Program Duration: Graduate-entry stream of the Bachelor of Laws: 3 years
Semester Intake: February or July each year
Next Intake: February 2018
Est. Indicative Annual Tuition: $30,000 AUD (2018)
Est. Indicative Total: $90,000 AUD (based on 2016 fees; six semesters of study)

The James Cook University Law School offers the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate) degree, which is a three-year program. This law program is designed for students who already hold a bachelor degree in another field and wish to gain a qualification in law. The JCU law school connects with local law firms and the Community Legal Centre, which offer law students opportunities to gain practical legal skills. This law degree is an approved qualification for admission to practice in Queensland.

The Bachelor of Laws degree at James Cook University is designed to
- satisfy the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession. The course has been accredited by the Queensland Barristers and Solicitors Board, for practice as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland;
- prepare students for employment in the business world or in other areas such as government or agencies in environmental and coastal management control, natural resources development, etc.;
- encourage independent thought and critical analysis of legal issues and develop an interest in law reform; and
- train students to relate their learning to community legal problems.

JCU's graduate LLB program provides students with foundation law subjects, along with an exciting and broad-ranging elective program. Law graduates benefit from a practical approach and an understanding of the complexities of modern society. A mooting competition is held each year, offering students practical experience in addressing legal argument to a mock court.

 

Unique Features of the Program

  • Annual mooting competition
  • Involvement in community groups and the Community Legal Centre
  • Active program of conferences and workshops, which involve judges and senior academics
  • Production of the James Cook University Law Review journal
 

Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

If you complete a JCU law degree, you are eligible to apply to practice law in Canada. It is imperative that you understand the requirements and procedures associated with entering the legal profession in Canada. Contact OzTREKK for information about accreditation.
 

Why Canadians Like the Program

Canadian law students at JCU love the fact that they can study quality degrees in a beautiful, natural environment, while meeting students from more than 100 countries around the world! JCU programs are cutting-edge and academics work closely with the industry to ensure JCU degrees prepare students for real-world careers.

JCU's main campus is located in Townsville, which is a thriving coastal city and port, and a stepping-off point for visiting the Great Barrier Reef. The resort regions of the Whitsunday Islands and Mission Beach are within easy reach.

 

Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline. Students who have not yet completed a bachelor degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing the program at JCU. JCU does not require the LSAT. Reference letters are not necessary.

The current admission policy at James Cook University is that applicants with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 65 percent and above in their university studies will be issued an offer into the LLB program. Please note that each applicant's GPA is calculated over all years of university study.

 

Total Number of Places in the Program: no set quota

Application Deadline: No set deadline. Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months before the program start date.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Molly Mahon

 
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