Newcastle Law School mooting success

13 May 2014

A team of Newcastle Law School students led by academic Kcasey McLoughlin had a very successful weekend at the King and Wood Mallesons Private Law Moot 2014.

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The students—Jessie McKenzie, Alex Winn, Michael Youlden, and Susan Ellicott—made it all the way to the grand final where they emerged victorious.
The moot concerned the law in relation to trustees’ obligations and fiduciary duties. The team “broke” into the final rounds ranked first off the back of a very strong performance in the preliminary set rounds. After winning the semi-final they progressed to the Grand Final in the Supreme Court of NSW. In the final the students appeared before Professor Simone Degeling, Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeal, Mark Leeming, and former President of the Court of Appeal, Keith Mason QC, to defeat the UTS team.
The judges were very impressed by the students’ proficiency and professionalism. Way to go, guys!

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.

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