Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture 2014 at Newcastle Law School

1 October 2014

The Newcastle Law School was proud to welcome the Honourable Robert French AC for the 2014 Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture.
The Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture was established in 1993 to mark the arrival of the first group of Bachelor of Laws students at the University of Newcastle. It is delivered by an eminent lawyer each academic year.
Robert French was appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia in September 2008. Prior to this he was a member of the Federal Court where he served as the first President of the Native Title Tribunal. While serving as a Federal Judge, Justice French also served as the Chancellor of Edith Cowan University from 1991 to 1997.
Justice French has published a significant body of work in journals and books. In his numerous public addresses he has sought to bridge the gap between the study and practice of the law.

University of Newcastle Law School Juris Doctor (JD) Program

The University of Newcastle Law School is now offering a Juris Doctor (JD) degree!
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.
Entry Requirements
Entry to the program is available to students that have successfully completed a three-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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