Newcastle Law School holding Law on the Beach
The Australians have it right: if you live in a brilliant location, you might as well use it! Now in its 12th year, Law on the Beach brings University of Newcastle Law School students and lawyers to the community at Newcastle Beach each Tuesday for five weeks over the Australian summer. The program starts this year on Tuesday, January 20.
Young people needing legal advice are encouraged to tap into expertise of the University of Newcastle’s Legal Centre when it slips out of the office and hits the sand for its annual Law on the Beach free community legal advice service. Law on the Beach is an annual program providing students with a hands-on learning opportunity and is just one of the programs by the University of Newcastle Law School Legal Centre providing free legal advice and assistance to the community.
Hundreds of Newcastle residents benefit each year from the clinic’s free legal advice. At the same time, fourth-year law students gain practical experience toward their degree. All questions and cases are welcome by the legal clinic team, from traffic fines to employment discrimination and everything in between.
The Law on the Beach clinic will run on Tuesdays from January 20 to February 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Newcastle Surf Club, in the Club Room at Newcastle Beach. The clinics run on a drop-in basis, so no appointment is necessary.
University of Newcastle Law School
Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
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 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.