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Friday, October 27th, 2017

Meet Molly, your new Australian law schools admissions officer!

As many of you know, OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston is taking a break to welcome the arrival of her little one! But we won’t leave you hanging!

Meet Molly, your new Australian law schools admissions officer!

OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon

All of us at OzTREKK are pleased to welcome back Molly Mahon, who was away this year on maternity leave. Molly originally joined the OzTREKK team in 2012, so she has lots of experience working with student files, and she understands the ins and outs of studying in Australia.

Molly looks forward to working with you and assisting you with your law school applications, but mostly she is happy to help you get to Australia to follow your dreams!

Are you interested in studying law at an Australian university?

As a Canadian seeking to become qualified to practice law, you have a range of study options abroad. As Commonwealth nations, the Australian and Canadian systems are based on English common law, and Australian law schools provide a solid foundation for students planning to practice law in Canada (with the exception of Quebec). OzTREKK’s aim is to assist you in choosing the best Australian law school for you. Do you have questions about admissions, program structures, accreditation, practicing in Canada? OzTREKK has answers!

Which law programs do OzTREKK Australian Law Schools offer?

Australian Law Schools offer either a graduate-entry LLB or JD and most offer an undergraduate-entry LLB:

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Would you like more information about law degrees offered in Australia? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Celebrating National Law Week in Australia

National Law Week in Australia takes place throughout Australia in May each year. This year, it runs from May 16 – 20. Law Week provides Australians (and visitors) to get a closer look at how law and justice works in each Australian state. A range of exciting and interactive activities are being held around Australia celebrate Law Week, including courthouse tours, mock trials and student competitions.

Australian Law Schools in Australia

Bond University Law School Moot Court

Law Week events in Australia are organized individually or by a group of organizations collaborating to share ideas and resources. Some examples of organizations who participate in and support Law Week include the Courts Administration Authority, law firms, Australian police departments, municipal libraries, community legal centres, legal aid, and the Attorney General’s Department. Usually, Law Week‘s major highlight is Courts Open Day, which provides a chance to explore the rich heritage of the courts. Tours, mock trials, sentencing exercises and meet-the-judge sessions give visitors an insight into court operations and personalities.

Law Week events are aimed at the whole community. These events provide opportunities for people from all walks of life to gain new perspectives on legal and justice issues. These events will be of interest to those who work in legal and justice agencies and students, especially students studying at Australian Law Schools.

What is the difference between the LLB and the JD?

The Bachelor of Laws and the Juris Doctor are both professionally recognized degrees. Both LLB and JD programs educate students to practice law and allow them to apply for registration in Canada. The main difference is that the LLB is offered at the undergraduate level, and the JD is offered at the postgraduate level. Bachelor of Laws students can study the program directly from high school or after having completed post-secondary studies, while the JD or graduate-entry LLB requires a completed bachelor degree for admission.

At some Australian Law Schools, JD programs are fast-tracked, so that you can complete them in two calendar years, as opposed to a three-year, graduate-entry LLB. Entry requirements for JD programs can be more competitive, especially as they become more popular with North American students. At universities where both a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Laws are offered, students who have already completed an undergraduate degree normally apply for the postgraduate professional qualification (JD).

Which law programs do OzTREKK Australian Law Schools offer?

Australian Law Schools offer either a graduate-entry LLB or JD and most offer an undergraduate-entry LLB:

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Would you like more information about law schools in Australia? Contact OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, May 11th, 2015

National Law Week in Australia

National Law Week in Australia takes place throughout Australia in May each year. This year, it runs from May 11 – 15. Law Week provides Australians (and visitors) to get a closer look at how law and justice works in each Australian state. A range of exciting and interactive activities are being held around Australia celebrate Law Week, including courthouse tours, mock trials and student competitions.

Australian Law Schools

University of Melbourne Law School

Law Week events in Australia are organized individually or by a group of organizations collaborating to share ideas and resources. Some examples of organizations who participate in and support Law Week include the Courts Administration Authority, law firms, Australian police departments, municipal libraries, community legal centres, legal aid, and the Attorney General’s Department. Usually, Law Week‘s major highlight is Courts Open Day, which provides a chance to explore the rich heritage of the courts. Tours, mock trials, sentencing exercises and meet-the-judge sessions give visitors an insight into court operations and personalities.

Law Week events are aimed at the whole community. These events provide opportunities for people from all walks of life to gain new perspectives on legal and justice issues. These events will be of interest to those who work in legal and justice agencies and students, especially students studying at Australian Law Schools.

Australian Law Schools are a popular option for Canadian students wishing to attain qualifications to practice law.

But how do you know which degree to take—the LLB or the JD? It’s a question we receive a lot here at the OzTREKK office. Just what is the difference between the Bachelor of Laws and the Juris Doctor? Although we’ve covered the topic before, with so many new applicants, we felt it was important to have another look and answer some other common questions we receive.

What is the difference between the LLB and the JD?

The Bachelor of Laws and the Juris Doctor are both professionally recognized degrees. Both LLB and JD programs educate students to practice law and allow them to apply for registration in Canada. The main difference is that the LLB is offered at the undergraduate level, and the JD is offered at the postgraduate level. LLB students can study the program directly from high school or after having completed post-secondary studies, while the JD or graduate-entry LLB requires a completed bachelor degree for admission.

At some Australian Law Schools, JD programs are fast-tracked, so that you can complete them in two calendar years, as opposed to a three-year, graduate-entry LLB. Entry requirements for JD programs can be more competitive, especially as they become more popular with North American students. At universities where both a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Laws are offered, students who have already completed an undergraduate degree normally apply for the postgraduate professional qualification (JD).

After I graduate, what do I have to do in order to be eligible to practice law in Canada?

An assessment based on your academic and professional profile is done before you may apply for admission to a law society in a Canadian common law jurisdiction. Once a file is assessed by the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA), you may be asked to complete one or more exams and/or attend and complete specific law school courses within a prescribed time frame. Upon successful completion of these requirements, the NCA issues a Certificate of Qualification. The certificate will state that you have education and training equivalent to that of a graduate from a Canadian law school.

How can I take the examinations in Canadian law?

There are two ways of taking these examinations if they have not been taken as part of an Australian Law School degree. Once an assessment is complete, you may either complete assigned subjects with NCA “challenge exams” or complete assigned subjects at law school.

The more popular route for Canadians is the challenge exams.

NCA assessments focus on the competence of applicants in core common law subjects, including four Canadian subjects which are mandatory for all applicants:

  • Principles of Canadian Administrative Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Foundations of Canadian Law

A syllabus and sample exam are available for each subject.

How much difference is there between Australian and Canadian law?

The principles and methodology of Australian and Canadian law are similar. The details of statutory provisions and case-law obviously differ, but an Australian law degree provides a good basis for taking examinations in Canadian law and for legal practice in Canada.

Will I be able to practice law in Australia?

These are two separate issues: qualification as an Australian lawyer and possession of a visa entitling you to work in Australia. Admission to the legal profession in Australia requires—depending on the state—the completion of either articles or a six-month Practical Legal Training program. Australian immigration operates on a “points” system for working visas. Some points are awarded for having an Australian degree, but additional points are required. Some of OzTREKK’s Australian Law School graduates have qualified and are working in Australia. For further information, you should contact the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection or an Australian consulate in Canada.

Which law programs do OzTREKK Australian Law Schools offer?

OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools offer either a graduate-entry LLB or JD. Click on the links below to find out more about the university’s law program.

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For information about about law programs at Australian universities, please 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.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

University of Newcastle kicks of 50th Anniversary celebrations

The University of Newcastle kicked off the beginning of a year of celebrations on March 20 to mark its 50th anniversary.

A 1965 Ford Thames truck—the recreation of an iconic image from one of the university’s ’60s autonomy day parades—provided an extraordinary stage near the Great Hall for the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, and Chancellor, Mr Paul Jeans, to address the crowd.

University of Newcastle Law School

Learn more about the University of Newcastle

“We’ve come a long way since the campaign for autonomy, and throughout 2015 we will be celebrating with our students, staff and the community, who have played a pivotal role in our history and who are key to UON’s future,” Professor McMillen said.

“Our university’s success is the result of the energy and spirit of a remarkable community and we thank them for the world-class university they have helped to build over 50 years.”

In 1965, the University of Newcastle started with 1,700 students and 140 academic staff, and it has grown significantly from those modest beginnings. Today, UON is a global institution with approximately 40,000 students enrolled in programs in Australia and overseas, and 2,500 staff including researchers who are in the top 1% in their field in the world.

The university rounded off its first half-century as the number one university in Australia in both the QS ‘Top 50 Under 50’ and the Times Higher Education’s rankings of the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old.

“Our communities had confidence that their university would take its place on the world stage and in 50 years we have repaid that confidence by building a world-class university which supports its communities through the delivery of excellence in education, research and innovation,” Professor McMillen said.

“Since our foundation, access to quality higher education for bright students from all of our communities—independent of their social, cultural or financial backgrounds—has remained a core value and part of our institutional DNA.

“We are proud to be the largest provider of enabling programs in Australia and today 24 per cent of our students are from low socio-economic backgrounds, which is well above the sector average.

“We have also been at the forefront of Indigenous education in Australia for more than 30 years, with the Wollotuka Institute underpinning the most comprehensive range of Indigenous studies programs available in Australia.

The University of Newcastle also announced it will launch its Celebrating 50 calendar. Upcoming events:

  • Graduation Parade in the city 16 April
  • Our Community, Your University Exhibition June – August
  • Our Community, Your University Family Festival Day 14 June

Popular schools at the University of Newcastle

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Find out more about studying at the University of Newcastle and about other Australian universities.

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

University of Newcastle Law School applications are open for 2014

Applications for University of Newcastle Law School‘s undergraduate-entry Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program and graduate-entry Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program for the 2014 intake are officially open via OzTREKK!

The University of Newcastle Law School LLB is offered as a five-year, full-time law 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.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Law School

Apply to the University of Newcastle Law School!

The University of Newcastle‘s law degree is also offered as a three-year program for students who have already completed a bachelor degree in an area other than law. Graduate-entry LLB program students complete four core law courses during their first year of study (Legal System and Method, Criminal Law and Procedure, Torts and Contracts). Once students have completed these four core courses, the LLB program diverges into two streams: the Bachelor of Laws, referred to as Option A (in which students undertake traditional law studies with a wide choice of electives) and the Bachelor of Laws/Diploma of Legal Practice, referred to as Option B (the Professional Program), which merges traditional undergraduate law teaching with practical legal training and experience.

Starting semester for the University of Newcastle LLB program:

  • 2014 February

Entry Requirements for the University of Newcastle Bachelor of Laws Program

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

  • Completed or be completing an undergraduate degree
  • Achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average (cGPA) of 70%

OzTREKK recommends that you apply for the LLB program if you have achieved a minimum cGPA 70% cumulative average, as above. Please note that this is a minimum average to be eligible to apply and that your application outcome will be determined by the University of Newcastle . Please note that each applicant’s average is calculated over all years of university study.

The University of Newcastle Law School does not require the LSAT for entry.

Apply now to the University of Newcastle Law School!

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For more information about law school entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK‘s  Law Schools in Australia page.

If you have any questions about studying law at the University of Newcastle Law School and in Australia, please contact OzTREKK Australian Law School Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston:

Email Shannon at shannon@oztrekk.com

Phone Shannon at 1 866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada)

Contact OzTREKK for more information about studying in Australia and about law programs at Australian universities.

 


Monday, February 25th, 2013

Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Newcastle

The Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Newcastle is an innovative and dynamic research-intensive faculty that “makes a difference” by creating new knowledge, offering innovative degrees, and preparing students for global citizenship.

In collaboration with University of Newcastle‘s external partners and stakeholders, the Faculty of Business and Law strives to make a difference by creating new knowledge, preparing students for global citizenship, and contributing to social, political and economic progress of Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

About the Newcastle Business School

The Newcastle Business School has full-time multicultural academic staff who have wide-ranging professional teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as through supervision of higher research degree students. They also have strong research records and have compiled an impressive output of research books, textbooks, journal articles and professional publications.

Popular programs:

Master of Professional Accounting
Master of Applied Finance
Master of Business
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Environmental and Business Management
Master of Environmental Management
Master of Human Resource Management
Master of International Business
Master of Marketing

Apply to the University of Newcastle Business School!

About Newcastle Law School

The Newcastle Law School‘s integrated professional program was the first in Australia where students 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 Faculty of Business and Law ensures that graduates gain all the necessary theory, skills and experience for a career in legal practice.

The Newcastle Law School operates from two sites. The Law School office and most of the academic staff are located in the McMullin Building on the Callaghan campus of the University. The Law School office and the offices of academic staff are located in the northern end of the top floor of the McMullin Building. A computer laboratory and classroom/mock court room (The Harris Wheeler Court Room) are located on the floor directly below the Law School office.

The Newcastle Law School‘s Legal Centre operates in the heritage-listed University House located in the central business district of Newcastle. Facilities there include a comprehensive legal aid clinic, mock court room and lecture theatres.

Bachelor of Laws

The University of Newcastle Law School offers the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree which is undertaken as a three-year, full-time graduate program, for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree.

Students from the University of Newcastle Legal Centre offered beach-goers free legal advice as a part of the innovative Law on the Beach program. The drop-in clinic, held in mid-summer at the Newcastle Beach Surf Life Saving Club, particularly aims to target young people by taking the law to them.

Law on the Beach also provides a unique opportunity for law students to apply their studies to actual legal practice with real clients. Casually dressed students, supervised by the University of Newcastle‘s Legal Centre lawyers, provide advice on a range of matters from neighbourhood disputes to debt and family law issues.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Law School!

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Want to learn more about studying business or law at Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK for more information about what it’s like to study in Australia and about the  Newcastle Business School and the Newcastle Law School.

 

 

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Newcastle Law Professor to host info sessions in Canada

The University of Newcastle offers everything a student could ever wish for in a law degree.

Not only does the graduate-entry, three-year Newcastle Bachelor of Laws program provide hands-on opportunities to students, the Faculty of Law staff ensures students are well-versed in the legal field.

Canadians can learn more about the University of Newcastle’s Law programs when the Dean of Law and Head of the School of Law, Ted Wright, will travel from Australia to Canada in order to host information sessions.

Prof. Wright will highlight the university’s law programs, and will answer any questions students may have about attending school in Newcastle, Australia.

The University of Newcastle’s Prof. Ted Wright will host the following information sessions:

Date: Sunday, May 31
OzTREKK’s Study in Australia Fair
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Venue: Music Room, Hart House
University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, Ontario
Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, June 1, 2009
Event: Information Session
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Venue: Rm 135, Fauteux, University of Otawa
Time: 6 – 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Event: Information Session
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Venue: Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
Time: 6-7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2009
Event: Information Session
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Venue: Career Development Centre, 75 University Ave. W
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, June 5, 2009
Event: Information Session
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Venue: South Dining Room, Hart House,
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Time: 6-7 p.m.

About the Program
The Newcastle Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree offered by the University of Newcastle‘s School of Law is undertaken as a three-year, full-time graduate program, for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree. The Newcastle Law School‘s integrated Professional Program was the first in Australia where students 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 Clinic is both a community legal service and a teaching facility for law students. The Centre provides an intensive clinical placement site for students. By working with the Centre’s lawyers and dealing with real clients with actual legal problems, students gain skills and experience in the practice of law.

About Ted Wright
Prof. Wright is Dean of Law and Head of the School of Law at the University of Newcastle. A Canadian, Prof. Wright received his law degree at the University of Dalhousie in Nova Scotia.

He practised law in Ontario and then in Victoria, Australia. He was appointed Law Reform Commissioner of Victoria in 1991 and 1992, and was appointed as a member of the Commonwealth Access to Justice Advisory Committee in 1993 and 1994. Prof. Wright has undertaken research on behalf of the Law Council of Australia, the Attorney-General’s departments of the Commonwealth, NSW, Queensland and Victoria, the Legal Aid Commission of NSW, the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission, Queensland Legal Services Commissioner, Motor Accidents Authority of NSW, County Court of Victoria, and NRMA Insurance (now IAG).

To learn more about the Newcastle Law School and how to apply, please visit the
University of Newcatle Bachelor of Laws Program Page