About the University of Newcastle Juris Doctor
University of Newcastle Law School Juris Doctor
The Juris Doctor and the embedded Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice is designed for those looking for admission into legal practice in Australia. The Juris Doctor (JD) is to be studied concurrently with the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, allowing students to develop both high level academic and legal skills, whilst also providing practical and real-world experience. Offered at a postgraduate level, the Newcastle JD prepares graduates with strong work ready skills and extensive knowledge to become a leader in Australian and global legal practice. Students completing the JD will have direct involvement with the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, getting involved in real cases and providing services to the community.
“It’s great, the people are great, the profs are great, the program is great! In week 5 I was already doing hands on practical experience, you can’t beat that!” – OzTREKK Student Review April 2014
Why study at the University of Newcastle Law School?
The University of Newcastle Law School is a supportive and research-focused School, deeply committed to teaching. The Law School has fostered an intellectual community devoted to the development of the next generation of lawyers.
Through taking an innovative and integrated approach to legal education, the University of Newcastle Law School ensures that graduates gain all the necessary theory, skills and experience for a career in legal practice. Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to practice law not only in Australia, but around the globe as the teaching and curriculum provides a transnational insight into understanding law and the legal system.
The University of Newcastle Law School has established a reputation for innovative legal education. Students gain practical legal experience through the unique University Legal Centre which provides an intensive clinical placement site for students, giving Newcastle students real-life opportunities as part of their studies. 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.
Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Newcastle (Callaghan)
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: There is no official application deadline; however, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date.