About the Newcastle Juris Doctor / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

6 July 2015

The Juris Doctor (JD) and the embedded Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Newcastle is designed to equip you with the knowledge, clinical experience and qualification for admission into legal practice in Australia.
Students will study the Newcastle JD concurrently with the Graduate Diploma in 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 JD prepares students to be a career-ready graduate with the skills and extensive knowledge to become a leader in Australian and global legal practice.

Graduates can gain entry into the legal profession without any further study.
Completing the Newcastle JD will see you contribute to the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, working on real cases and providing an important service to the community.
In today’s competitive employment market, employers are looking for highly qualified graduates with a wide range of skills. Even if you do not want to become a lawyer, the Juris Doctor will provide you with a multifaceted skill and knowledge base to help you in your chosen career. It will enhance your academic and professional qualifications and make you a more desirable employee.
Program: Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Location: Newcastle (Callaghan)
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: There is no official application deadline. It is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date.

Entry Requirements for the University of Newcastle JD Program

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 Juris Doctor program at the University of Newcastle Law School!


If you have any questions about studying law at University of Newcastle Law School and in Australia, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call (toll free in Canada).