Juris Doctor / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Designed for university graduates, Newcastle Law School’s Juris Doctor (JD) and the embedded Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) will not only open doors to employment as a lawyer, it will provide you with professional skills and attributes that are in high demand in other industries and professions.
At most other law schools, after you finish your JD you must then undertake practical legal training and arrange supervised legal workplace experience before you can apply to be a lawyer. As part of the embedded GDLP, we provide the required practical legal training and we guarantee to arrange the required supervised legal workplace experience for you. This means you can be ready to practise law after three years of full time study, with no need for further supervision or training before you start your legal career.
The JD/GDLP is not only accredited in Australia; with some further study it can help qualify you to practise law in a number of other common law countries, including Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Newcastle City campus
The University of Newcastle plays an important part in the renewed sense of vibrancy in the Newcastle CBD and our Newcastle City campus is very much at the centre of the city's burgeoning arts scene. NUspace is a $95 million landmark education building developed in 2017 by the University of Newcastle in the heart of Newcastle's CBD. NUspace harnesses the latest in technology and innovation in teaching and learning to deliver a world-class student experience by engaging students in new and exciting ways.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
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. The Dean of the Law School, Professor Tania Sourdin, has recently written an article on the future of the legal job market and job prospects for law graduates.
Take a look at the options below to find out more about your career opportunities with your law degree.
- 3 Years
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor program or approved equivalent in order to apply for entry.
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- Course Code: 079631E
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 03 Year
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Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
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