Newcastle Law School
The Newcastle Law School is research-focused, deeply committed to teaching, and has fostered an intellectual community devoted to the development of the next generation of lawyers.
Our integrated Professional Program was the first in Australia to combine theoretical learning, skills training and experiential learning. The 2009 Graduate Destination Survey results show that 95 per cent of our Professional Program students were in full-time employment within four months of completing their degree.
The University of Newcastle Legal Centre is the centerpiece of our clinical program. Functioning as both a legal practice and a teaching facility, the Centre provides an intensive clinical placement site for students offering a multitude of learning opportunities. By working with the Centre's solicitors and dealing with real clients with actual legal problems, students gain skills and experience in the practice of law.
Year 12 students who attend schools in certain regional or rural postcode areas, and apply to study with us, are automatically awarded four bonus points through our Regional and Rural Preference Scheme. Scholarships are also available for rural and remote students within the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Newcastle.
The Library plays a significant role in the teaching and research functions of the School of Law. The main print law collection is located on level 3 of the Auchmuty Library on Callaghan Campus. A small law collection is also located in the Library on level 1 of University House at the City Precinct, to meet the information and research needs of staff and students at the Newcastle Legal Centre.
In addition, the Library ensures that staff and students of the Law School have electronic access to a wide range of legal information research resources including legislation, case law, legal commentary and journal articles.
Since 1994, the University of Newcastle Law Students' Association (UNLSA) has promoted the interests of Newcastle law students within the University, the legal profession and the wider community.