Newcastle Law School: Law in Lockdown podcasts

30 April 2020

Produced by the Newcastle Law School, Law in Lockdown is an interview podcast between academics, judges, practitioners, students and experts in the field discussing how COVID-19 is disrupting the law and legal system in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region.

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Episode 1
In the first episode of Law in Lockdown, Christie Gardiner of Newcastle Law School is joined by Dr Alysia Blackham, Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace, including how age is being used to frame policies for the young and old, how employers should be responding in the wake of COVID-19, the access to justice issues which are being enhanced and what the legal system needs to do in the short to medium term.

Episode 2
In episode 2, Dr John Woodward of Newcastle Law School is joined by Albert Ponte, Special Counsel at Hall & Wilcox to discuss the early and long-term impact of COVID-19 on legal practice, including working from home, the role of technology and court processes, and some benefits of conducting mediation online.

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About Newcastle Law School

Newcastle Law School has some of the highest rates of graduate law employment in the country, excellent teaching staff, and a world-class legal research program. Newcastle runs its own community legal centre where law students can receive extensive experience assisting real people to solve real legal problems.

Newcastle Law School offers an innovative legal education incorporating experiential learning that is interdisciplinary and internationally focused.

Program: Juris Doctor & Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Location: Newcastle (City)
Duration: 3 years
Semester intakes: February and June/July each year
Next available semester intake: June 2020
Application deadline: There is no official application deadline. You are encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date.

**OzTREKK Note: You can start law school this summer! Contact our Law Admissions Officer at for more info about beginning your courses online for semester 2—June 15, 2020.

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Do you have any questions about becoming a Newcastle law student? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer at for more information.