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University of Newcastle Law School in Australia

Program Overview - Bachelor of Laws Honours

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University and Faculty: University of Newcastle
Faculty of Business and Law
Program: Bachelor of Laws Honours
University Location: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
City Population: 445,000
Student Population: 37,181
Campus Location: Newcastle, New South Wales
Program Duration: Bachelor of Laws combined degree: 5 years
Semester Intake: February each year
Next Avail. Intake: February 2020
Est. Annual Tuition: $28,850 AUD (2019)
Entry Requirements: Bachelor of Laws combined degree: completion of a high school diploma, incl. university-pathway Grade 12 subjects
Leaders in Clinical Practice

The law school at the University of Newcastle offers an integrated professional law degree which was one of the first in Australia, where students who are interested in studying law could take the three components of professional legal training—theoretical learning, skills training and experiential learning—at the same time. The University of Newcastle Legal Centre is the centerpiece of this clinical program. Functioning as both a legal practice and a teaching facility, the centre provides an intensive clinical placement site for students. By working with the centre's solicitors and dealing with real clients with actual legal problems, students gain skills and experience in the practice of law.

Through its first-class facilities, as well as its innovative, integrated approach to legal education, the University of Newcastle Law School ensures that Bachelor of Laws graduates gain all the necessary theory, skills and experience for a career in legal practice.

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB) is offered as a five-year, full-time program for those entering the program directly from high school. Students undertake the law program in combination with another degree, such as the Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies, Arts, Business, Commerce, Communication, Economics, Finance, Science or Social Science.

In the first year of Newcastle's law degree, students conduct observations of clients at the Legal Centre. In the final years, students take charge of client files, providing advice where necessary or appropriate. Students also have the opportunity to contribute to the unique "Law on the Beach" program held each summer on Newcastle Beach. The "walk up" legal advice service targets young people, providing the opportunity to interview clients, brief lawyers, sit in on legal advice and do follow-up case work.

For students who have already completed a bachelor degree in an area other than law, Newcastle Law School's Juris Doctor program can be completed in three years.

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