Canadian students studying at Newcastle Law School meet Chief Justice of Australia

22 October 2014

The Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture 2014 was held recently at the University of Newcastle, and the law school was proud to welcome the Honourable Robert French, presiding justice of the High Court of Australia.

University of Newcastle Law School
(From L – R) Faculty of Business and Law Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Richard Dunford, Dean of Law Sandeep Gopalan, Chief Justice of Australia the Honourable Robert French, and Newcastle JD students Amber Albrecht, Jazveen Brar, and Taija Knoll (Canadian OzTREKK students!)

The Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture was established in 1993 at the University of Newcastle, and is delivered by an eminent lawyer each academic year. The first lecture was delivered by former Governor-General of Australia Sir Ninian Stephen as a mark of celebration of the  establishment of the Bachelor of Laws program at the university.
New Juris Doctor students also attended this event, including OzTREKK students Amber Albrecht, Jazveen Brar, and Taija Knoll (at right).
OzTREKK and Newcastle JD student Amber Albrecht was pleased to attend the event: “I really did enjoy the lecture, as it’s not every day that you get the opportunity to meet the Chief Justice, let alone get a picture with him! These types of lectures that the law school holds contribute to the learning as a law student and gives you a more ‘real life’ perspective on the law and its current issues.”

University of Newcastle Law School Juris Doctor

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.

Key features of the program

1. Students will eligible to practice law in Australia upon completion of the program.
2. Students will be able to get in-depth hands on experience participating in customized Legal Clinics exploring the following areas:

  • Consumer credit
  • Criminal law
  • Natural resources law
  • Public interest law
  • Refugee/migration law

3. Students will study in a tight-knit, interactive learning community with highly qualified academic staff dedicated to their success.
Entry Requirements
Entry to the program is available to students that have successfully completed a 3-year bachelor degree in any discipline other than law, from a recognized institution; or other post-secondary qualification from a recognized institution assessed by the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to be equivalent. Applicants must also meet the English Language requirements of the University of Newcastle.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Law School!


Do you have any questions about studying law at Newcastle Law School? Email OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada). Contact OzTREKK for more information about studying in Australia and about law school at Australian universities.