About the Law School
The Newcastle University Law School is located in Newcastle, New South Wales, less than two hours driving distance from Sydney. Lonely Planet named it as one of the world's top cities in 2011, and it presents a beautiful environment - with eight beaches and natural parks - for the study of law. A small, research-focused faculty, that is deeply committed to teaching has fostered an intellectual community devoted to the development of the next generation of lawyers.
The Newcastle Law School's integrated Professional Program was the first in Australia where students could take the three components of professional legal education - theoretical learning, skills training, and experiential learning - at the same time. The University of Newcastle Legal Centre is the centerpiece of this 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.
Through its first-class facilities, as well as its innovative, integrated approach to legal education, the Law School ensures that graduates gain all the necessary theory, skills, and experience for a career in legal practice.
The Newcastle Law School operates from two sites. The School office and most of the academic staff are located in the McMullin Building on the Callaghan campus of the University. The School Office and the offices of academic staff are located in the northern end of the top floor of the McMullin Building. A computer laboratory and classroom/moot court room (The Harris Wheeler Court Room) are located on the floor directly below the School Office.
The School's Legal Centre operates in the heritage-listed University House located in the central business district of Newcastle. Facilities there include a comprehensive legal aid clinic, moot court room and lecture theatres.
Newcastle Law School General Office
The General Office is usually the first point of contact for students. The services provided by the General Office staff include: receipt of assignments, provision of timetable information, information of staff availability, and general advice. The Newcastle Law School office can be contacted on (02) 4921 5052 or email Law-School@newcastle.edu.au. We are located in the McMullin Building in room MC172.