|University and Faculty:||University of Newcastle
Faculty of Business and Law
|Program:||Juris Doctor (JD)|
|University Location:||Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia|
|Campus Location:||Callaghan, Newcastle, New South Wales|
|Program Duration:||3 years|
|Trimester Intake:||Jan/Feb and June each year|
|Next Intake:||June 2017|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$32,340 AUD (2017)|
|Est. Indicative Total:||$97,020 AUD (based on 2017 fees)|
The Juris Doctor and the embedded Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the University of Newcastle is designed to equip students with the knowledge, clinical experience and qualification for admission into legal practice in Australia.
Students will study the Juris Doctor concurrently with the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, allowing them to develop both high-level academic and legal skills, while also providing practical and real-world experience.
Offered at a postgraduate level, the Juris Doctor prepares students to be a career-ready graduate with the skills and extensive knowledge to become a leader in Australian and global legal practice.
Completing the Juris Doctor will see students contribute to the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, working on real cases and providing an important service to the community.
The Juris Doctor will enhance your academic and professional qualifications and make you a more desirable employee.
Through its first-class facilities and innovative, integrated approach to legal education the University of Newcastle ensures that graduates gain all the necessary theory, skills and experience for a career in legal practice.
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In 2015, the University of Newcastle Law School created a new course (a foundation subject) called "Legal System and Method 1," which aims to assist students to acquire the skills they need to complete their first year of the JD earlier in the year. The subject has been developed following discussions with current JD students and was officially implemented for semester 1, 2016 intake. In terms of benefits for the students, the subject
This course requires students to be at Newcastle a few weeks prior to the traditional late-February program start.The University of Newcastle Legal Centre (UNLC)
As an integrated part of the Juris Doctor program, the UNLC provides senior law students supervised placements in legal offices throughout the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast regions.
In addition, the UNLC also operates as a community legal centre, providing free legal advice and assistance to community members in the Newcastle region. By working with the Centre's solicitors and dealing with real clients' actual legal problems, students gain skills and experience in the practice of law.
The UNLC operates as a community legal centre, providing free legal advice and assistance to community members in the Hunter region. The operations of the UNLC are directed to the provision of assistance to disadvantaged members of the community, focusing on those with limited financial means or on matters in the public interest. By working with the Centre's solicitors and dealing with real clients' actual legal problems, students gain skills and experience in the practice of law.
Law on the Beach
Students will 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.
You will study in a collegial, interactive learning community with highly qualified and award-winning academic staff dedicated to your success. You will experience a friendly and supportive learning environment and benefit from a balanced student-teacher ratio, which creates a personalised learning environment. You can expect
University of Newcastle law students have a competitive reputation and frequently excel in national law competitions. Recent highlights:
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Applicants must have completed a 3-year bachelor degree in any discipline other than law from a recognized institution with a GPA of 4.0 on Newcastle's 7-point GPA scale.
Students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing the Newcastle JD program.
Applicants must also meet the English Language requirements of the University of Newcastle.
Please contact OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston for more information about the University of Newcastle's Juris Doctor program entry requirements.
Total Number of Places in the Program: no set quota
Application Deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Shannon Tilston