University of Newcastle Law School Library

9 January 2015

The Law Library plays a significant role in the teaching and research functions of the Newcastle Law School. The law collection is located on level 3 in the main library, the Auchmuty Library.

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The collection has developed since Newcastle Law School ‘s inception and currently comprises almost 50,000 volumes. The library subscribes to the major law reports, legislation, loose-leaf services and law journals. The library holds a substantial collection of law texts (approximately 10,000 titles) mostly from major common law jurisdictions, and a number of databases in both bibliographic and full text format. Increasing use is being made of electronically delivered primary material and journals.
Newcastle Law School also maintains a small library at the University of Newcastle Legal Centre which aims to satisfy the information needs of a busy legal practice as well as those of the student population located at University House.

University of Newcastle Law School Juris Doctor

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Newcastle (Callaghan)
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: February each year
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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Do you have any questions about studying at Newcastle Law School? Email OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).