Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

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Overview

The Juris Doctor (JD) and the embedded Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) at the University of Newcastle is designed to equip you with knowledge, clinical experience and the qualifications for admission to legal practice in Australia.

Offered at a postgraduate level, the combined JD/GDLP prepares you to be a career-ready graduate with the skills and extensive knowledge to become a leader in Australian and global legal practice. Graduates can apply for entry into the legal profession as solicitors without any further study.

When undertaking the JD, you will simultaneously complete the GDLP. The combined JD/GDLP means that you will develop high level academic and legal skills, while also gaining practical and real-world experience. The ability to achieve both qualifications at once differentiates the Newcastle JD from other JD programs. Embedding the GDLP within the JD program is also extremely cost effective, as you graduate ready to practise as a solicitor. At the same time, the Newcastle region provides quality of life and affordable living options for students, making it an ideal location to undertake postgraduate study.

While completing your JD at the Newcastle Law School, you will also contribute to the work of the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, developing your legal skills by working on real cases under the supervision of experienced lawyers, while providing an important service to the community and increasing access to justice in the Hunter region.

In today’s competitive employment market, employers are looking for highly qualified graduates with a wide range of skills. Even if you do not want to become a practising lawyer, a JD degree will provide you with a multifaceted skill and knowledge base to help you in your chosen professional career. It will enhance your academic and professional qualifications and make you a more desirable employee, whether you choose to work in the public service, in business, or in the not-for-profit sector.

Scholarships available for international on-campus students

Experience a personalised learning environment

You will study in a collegial, interactive learning community with highly qualified and award-winning academic staff dedicated to your success. Because of the small cohort size of Newcastle Law School’s JD Program, you will experience a friendly and supportive study environment. You will also benefit from a balanced student-teacher ratio, which creates a personalised approach to teaching and learning and ensures that you will get to know the academic staff at the school. You can expect:

  • Interactive seminar classes
  • Dedicated and accessible teachers
  • A collegial student community
  • An international network of students and alumni who can help you advance your career.

In 2017 Newcastle Law School will be moving to its new home at the university’s landmark education precinct, NeW Space, in the Newcastle CBD.  JD students will enjoy the highest quality social learning spaces, digital library services and information commons, collaborative learning and research spaces, and facilities for engagement with industry, business and the community.

The Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales.

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12334

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International Student Program and Fee Summary
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CRICOS

079631E

Program Code

12334

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Is It For You?

First-rate classroom tuition combined with practical, hands-on experience prepares and makes you eligible to apply to the Legal Profession Admission Board for admission to legal practice as a solicitor immediately after completing your Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, with no need for further study. With some additional study you will also become eligible to practise as a Barrister.

Newcastle Law is Australia’s leading clinical law school and was the first in the country to offer an integrated learning experience. Your degree integrates experiential learning and skills training with the conventional legal curriculum, including a wide range of elective courses.

Professional placement

The University of Newcastle's Legal Centre encourages you to pursue professional placements at external law firms and other organisations that you may be interested in joining at the completion of your studies. To help you arrange placements, you can take advantage of the many external relationships fostered by the University.

Gain experience through national competitions

University of Newcastle law students have a competitive reputation and frequently excel in national law competitions. Recent highlights include:

2016

  • Winner of the best online initiative at a national level - Australian Law Students’ Association (ALSA)
  • Second in the ALSA annual national paper presentation competition.
  • Quarter finalist in the ALSA national client interviewing competition.

2015

  • UON highly commended Club of the year
  • Quarter finalist in the ALSA national witness examination competition
  • Quarter finalist in the ALSA national client interviewing competition
  • Quarter finalist, Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot
  • Winner, UNSW Intervarsity Client Interviewing Competition
  • Winner, UNSW Intervarsity Negotiation Competition
  • Quarter finalist, Michael Kirby Contract Law Moot
  • Best oralist in Ashurst Private Law Moot general rounds

The Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales.

What Will You Study

The Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice comprises 280 units (i.e 28 x 10 unit courses), which includes 200 units of core courses including the Legal Practice courses, plus 80 units of directed courses chosen from a list of 31 courses (subject to availability).

Students can choose directed courses that they are interested in from a range of areas including:

  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Advanced Legal Research Project
  • Advocacy Skills
  • Client Interviewing and Negotiation Skills
  • Climate Change law and Policy
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law and Policy
  • Consumer Credit and Personal Insolvency Law Clinic
  • Crime and Society
  • Criminal Law Clinic
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Environmental/Natural Resources Law Clinic
  • Equal Opportunity Law
  • Family Law
  • Indigenous Peoples, Issues and the Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Internet Law
  • Law and Religion
  • Legal History
  • Legal Theory
  • Mining Law
  • Refugee/Migration Law Clinic
  • Sentencing: Global Theory, Law and Practice
  • Social Justice/Public Interest Clinic
  • Taxation Law

Custom legal clinics

You will gain in-depth practical experience by participating in customised Legal Clinics exploring a range of areas, including:

Consumer credit

Specialised understanding of the fundamental concepts of consumer credit and bankruptcy law will be developed in this clinic where cases involving persons who are dealing with unmanageable debts and the prospect of personal insolvency will be considered. Research, communication, drafting and advocacy skills will be developed in the specific context of credit and bankruptcy law but will also be transferable to other legal contexts.

Criminal law

Opportunities will be presented to participate in defence work preparing cases and assisting in representation of clients at the local courts in the Newcastle area under the supervision of a Legal Centre lawyer. Skills will be developed in client interviewing, fact investigation, strategy, tactics and ethics in criminal defence work, which will also be transferable to other litigation contexts.

Natural resources law

Experience practical application through both litigious and non-litigious enforcement practices of the key legislative instruments relevant to Australia’s natural resources – water, native vegetation, forests, minerals, threatened species and land. This clinic will also consider policy making in the environmental and natural resources law field where experience may be gained in drafting submissions to law reform commissions, parliamentary bodies and other organisations.

Public interest law

Social justice and public interest legal cases will form the basis of the practice in this clinic where opportunities will be presented to develop communication, research, drafting and advocacy skills in the context of these interesting cases.

Refugee/migration law

Develop skills in dealing with principles, concepts, issues, problems and dilemmas faced in migration law and in claims for asylum. This clinic will involve the potential for gaining experience in communication with clients and organisations, human rights advocacy, detailed legal research and drafting law reform submissions.

The Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales.

Career Opportunities

Graduating with the Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice gives you the skills and knowledge to practice as a lawyer, and is also the springboard to a range of exciting professional careers.

As a graduate you will have the flexibility to tailor a career path that matches your professional, financial and lifestyle aspirations.

You will also receive an excellent general education, giving you an understanding of how society functions, and equipping you with analytical and logical reasoning skills. From the boardroom or political campaign trail, to the journalist’s desk or United Nations headquarters, a law degree from the University of Newcastle can lead you almost anywhere.

Professional accreditation

Students will be eligible to apply to practise as a solicitor in Australia upon completion of the program, with no need for any further study.

Practice as a Solicitor

Solicitors are responsible for providing clients with legal advice and expertise. This includes helping clients with legal problems, advising them of their legal rights and obligations, and drafting documents such as contracts, affidavits and other court forms. Solicitors also appear in Court and as advocates to represent their clients and run hearings. Most matters are settled out of court, so solicitors also assist their clients to negotiate solutions to their legal issues, for example by assisting them to participate in alternative dispute resolution processes, such as mediation. Many solicitors also work as mediators themselves.

Depending on your employment situation, you may practise across a variety of different areas or choose to specialise in one or two areas. Traditional practice areas include:

  • Civil litigation
  • Commercial law
  • Criminal law
  • Family law
  • Personal injury
  • Property law
  • Tax law
  • Wills and estates

Our society is governed by laws and regulations. Therefore, it is not surprising that political, social and technological developments often give rise to new legal practice areas. As a lawyer, you can also practise in developing areas such as:

  • Computer and internet law
  • Climate change law
  • Energy and resource law
  • Human rights law
  • International law
  • Sports law

Become a barrister

Instead of becoming a solicitor, you can practice law as a barrister. Barristers provide clients with expert legal advice and often specialise in only one or two areas of the law.

Your primary role as a barrister is to be an advocate for your client, whether that involves taking responsibility for arguing a case before the court or negotiating directly with legal representatives of the other party. The best barristers have a reputation as being eloquent public speakers, and usually have an excellent understanding of procedure, tactics and the rules of evidence. They also play an important role in helping to resolve matters out of court and hence require high level negotiation skills.

Many barristers first practise as solicitors to gain the necessary experience and professional connections before joining the Bar. On completing your JD/GDLP, before you can become a Barrister in NSW you will also need to complete the New South Wales Bar Association’s Bar Practice Course and Bar Examination.

Private Practice

Working in private practice ranges from being an employee, owner or partner in a range of forms of business from  sole practitioners to \  large, top-tier global firms with offices in many countries, dozens of partners and hundreds of employees.

Government Law

Government lawyers perform a variety of duties depending on the role of the department in which they are employed. For example, lawyers employed by the Department of Defence may have to advise on international and military law. Government lawyers are also involved in research, policy development, law reform and drafting legislation.

Corporate 'in-house' law

Large corporations employ lawyers to provide legal services tailored exclusively to their business needs. These services may include representation in litigation matters, company law advice, advice on complying with occupational health and safety laws, and drafting contracts and other company documents.

Legal Aid/ Community Legal Centre practice

These organisations provide legal services to members of the community who are disadvantaged or who cannot afford to pay for legal advice.

Non-legal careers

The Juris Doctor (JD) opens doors not only to the legal profession, but provides you with professional skills and values that are in demand in other industries and professional pathways.

Employers generally consider law graduates to be highly intelligent, critical thinkers with excellent work ethic.

As a Juris Doctor (JD) graduate, you will be highly competitive in the business and corporate sector because of your task management skills, knowledge of corporate law and negotiation skills. Your analytical problem solving skills and critical thinking abilities will also be highly valued. Many industries are highly regulated and your ability to interpret the laws and regulations governing the industry you choose to work in, and to assist your employer to comply with those laws and regulations, will serve you well.

A law degree also demonstrates a commitment to justice, equality and the rule of law - qualities which are valued by national and international non-governmental organisations, and by government departments and political bodies.

The Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales.

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If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID. You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

Applicants for the combined Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice must have successfully completed a tertiary qualification of 3-year Bachelor Degree other than Law from a recognised institution; or other tertiary qualification from a recognised institution assessed by the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to be equivalent.

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency.

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Courses and Details

Program Code 12334
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
CRICOS Code 079631E
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
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Description

The Juris Doctor and the embedded Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice is designed for those looking for admission into legal practice in Australia. The Juris Doctor (JD) is to be studied concurrently with the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, allowing students to develop both high level academic and legal skills, whilst also providing practical and real world experience. Offered at a postgraduate level, the Newcastle JD prepares graduates with strong work ready skills and extensive knowledge to become a leader in Australian and global legal practice. Students completing the JD will have direct involvement with the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, getting involved in real cases and providing services to the community.

Key features of the program:

  • Students will eligible to practice law in Australia upon completion of the program.
  • Students will be able to get in-depth hands on experience participating in customised Legal Clinics exploring the following areas; Natural resources law, Refugee/Migration law, Criminal law, Public interest law, Consumer Credit.
  • Students will study in a tight-knit, interactive learning community with highly qualified academic staff dedicated to their success.

Admission Requirements

Entry to the JD/GradDipLegPrac is available to students who meet the following entry requirements:

  • Applicants for the combined Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice must have successfully completed a tertiary qualification of 3-year Level 7 Bachelor Degree other than Law from a recognised institution; or
  • other tertiary qualification from a recognised institution assessed by the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to be equivalent.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Compulsory Industrial Experience/Placement

It is a requirement that students complete a total of 360 hours professional placement which includes at least 90 hours at the UoN Legal Centre.

Requirements and Structure

The Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice comprises 280 units (i.e 28 x 10 unit courses), which includes 210 units of core courses, including five multi-term sequence courses, plus 70 units of directed courses.

Course Information

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program Note: LAWS6000 will be taught intensively prior to commencement of semester 1.

Code Name Availability Units
LAWS6000 Legal System and Method I Trimester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6001 Legal System and Method II Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6002A Torts - Part A Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6002B Torts - Part B Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6003A Criminal Law and Procedure - Part A Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6003B Criminal Law and Procedure - Part B Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6004A Contracts - Part A Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6004B Contracts - Part B Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6005 Property Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6006 Constitutional Law Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6007 Administrative Law Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6008 Civil Procedure Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6009 Evidence Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6010 Company Law Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6011 Professional Conduct Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Semester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6012 Equity and Trusts Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6013 Public International Law Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6014A Legal Practice 1 - Part A Semester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Semester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6014B Legal Practice 1 Part B Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Semester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6015A Legal Practice 2 - Part A Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6015B Legal Practice 2 - Part B Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 70 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
LAWS6016 Taxation Law Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6017 Family Law Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6018 Commercial Law Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6019 International Human Rights Law Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6020 Environmental Law Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6021 Advanced Criminal Law Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6022 Crime and Society Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6023 Jurisprudence Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6024 Employment Law Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6025 Environmental/Natural Resources Law Clinic Semester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct) 10 units
LAWS6026 Refugee/Migration Law Clinic Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6028 Criminal Law Clinic Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6029 Social Justice/Public Interest Clinic Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6032 Advocacy Skills Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6033 Corporations, Globalisation and Human Rights Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6035 Competition Law and Policy Winter - 2016 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6037 International Environment Law and Policy Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6038 International Climate Change Law and Policy Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6040 International Private Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6041 Sentencing: Global Theory, Law and Practice Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6042 International Child and Family Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6043 Advanced Legal Research Project Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6050 Commercial Dispute Resolution Winter - 2016 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6081 Advanced Taxation Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6083 Corporate Taxation Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6085 International Trade Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6086 Intellectual Property Law Semester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct) 10 units
LAWS6087 Internet Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6088 Financial Services Regulation Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6089 Mining Law Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Semester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6090 Health Law Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6094 Indigenous Peoples, Issues and the Law Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6095 Law and Religion Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6096 Child Law Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6097 Competitive Mooting Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6098 Equal Opportunity Law Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6099 Sport and the Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6100 Workplace Health and Safety Law Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6101 Legal History Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6102 Alternative Dispute Resolution Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrating cognitive and technical skills to engage in legal research
  • Analysing, synthesising and evaluating complex information
  • Engaging in lateral thinking and problem-solving skills which enable the provision of appropriate advice and solutions over a range of dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Communicating with superior skill to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Thinking critically and engaging reflectively with legal material and professional practice
  • Acting as an advocate for the rule of law
  • Accepting professional responsibility to play a constructive role in the maintenance and reform of the legal system
  • Upholding the highest ethical standards in discharging their responsibilities to clients, other professionals, the courts and the public
  • Demonstrating specialised knowledge of both theory and practice that facilitates an extended understanding of the interaction of law and society, legal and policy issues and professional practice

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

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