The University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Laws Honours Combined

Undergraduate

Details

University Location Newcastle, New South Wales
City Population 446,000
Student Population 37,000
Int'l Student Population 7,000
Main Campus Callaghan (Newcastle)
Program Campus Newcastle City
Program Duration 5 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $28,850 AUD (2019 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake February 2020
Application Deadline No set deadline*

Overview

As a University of Newcastle law student, you will study at the university’s $95-million NeW Space facility right in downtown Newcastle. Through its first-class facilities, as well as its innovative, integrated approach to legal education, the Newcastle Law School ensures that you will gain all the necessary theory, skills and experience for a career in legal practice.

Newcastle Law School is the only law school in Australia that runs its own legal centre and provides students with their required practical legal training and much of their required supervised clinical legal experience. You will work on real cases under the supervision of the law school’s solicitors and take part in public interest clinics in social justice and environmental law through the legal centre.

Program

The UON Bachelor of Laws degree is offered as a combined program, which means you undertake your degree in conjunction with another degree and receive two qualifications in only five years of study. Newcastle Law School runs a distinctive Practice Program that integrates the academic study of law with hands-on clinical experience and practical training. You will work with real clients under the supervision of legal practitioners at the University of Newcastle Legal Centre.

Combined degrees include

  • Arts/laws
  • Business/laws
  • Commerce/laws
  • Communication/laws
  • Science/laws
  • Social science/laws

Law on the Beach

Each summer Newcastle law students work with social work students at the annual Law on the Beach clinics. Supervised by a lawyer from the Newcastle Legal Centre, you will work on real cases and provide legal advice to community members at the drop-in clinic at Newcastle Beach.

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma

Applicants must have a high school diploma, including university-pathway Grade 12 subjects. There is no assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the Bachelor of Laws (Combined). The degree you choose to combine with your Bachelor of Laws may have assumed knowledge or recommend studies, which is displayed on the relevant degree pages.

Applicants must also meet the English Language requirements of the University of Newcastle.

The University of Newcastle does not require the LSAT for entry.

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged by the university to submit your application a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

1/8

“…that practical experience really enhanced my resume and my skills”

They allow you to take master-level courses as well as more electives so that gives you more freedom to choose what type of education and courses you receive. Because of the JD program, you are also able to have the practical experience working both at the Legal Centre at the university as well as other local law firms, and by far, that practical experience really enhanced my resume and my skills and definitely helped me excel in my legal practice... as well as helped get employment here in Ontario.

UON, Australia Kaitlin J
Law
The University of Newcastle, 2018

“Newcastle offers a very practical and hands on experience”

Newcastle offers the JD combined with the GDLP....  Newcastle offers a very practical and hands on experience.

UON, Australia Nick G
Law
The University of Newcastle, 2018

“Excellent”

Excellent, I will be recommending it to friends from home.

UON, Australia Matthew O
Law
The University of Newcastle, 2015

“Everyone is very helpful”

Everyone is very helpful and the class sizes are small which allows you to have an advantage. The experience at the legal centre is also a key aspect of this program.

UON, Australia Jasveen B
Law
The University of Newcastle, 2014

“Very beneficial and competitive in the diploma in legal practice area”

I like that the classes are small for my program I like that everyone is friendly. It's a good program to apply to Wont regret it Can learn a lot from this program Very beneficial and competitive in the diploma in legal practice area of program

UON, Australia Renee T
Law
The University of Newcastle, 2014

“I love everything about the program”

The weather, and the people, they're just so chill and relaxed! I love everything about the program. It's great, the people are great, the profs are great, the program is great! In week 5 I was already doing hands on practical experience, you can't beat that!

UON, Australia Taija K
Law
The University of Newcastle, 2014

“My university is very helpful and very accommodating to international students”

The warm weather, beaches and people.  I like that the university is very helpful, there is a lot of support programs for international students as well as law students. I really like the campus.... It is a great experience and that my university is very helpful and very accommodating to international students.

UON, Australia Paulina K
Law
The University of Newcastle, 2014

“I really appreciated the personal connection between professors and students”

Studying law at Newcastle was a great adventure for me. I really appreciated the personal connection between professors and students, and the opportunity to receive extensive supervised practical training made it well worth spending three years to obtain a comprehensive legal education. On my return to Canada, I was able to complete the relevant exams and start my legal career.

UON, Australia Dave L
Law
The University of Newcastle, 2014