In the words of practicing solicitor Callum, when you graduate from the University of Newcastle’s Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice “you won’t be just entering the legal industry, you’ll already be a part of it.”

When Callum reflects on his time at the University of Newcastle, the amazing experiences he had were not only valuable and helped prepare him for his career as a lawyer, but they made him feel like he was part of a real university community.

“The law school and University of Newcastle Law Students’ Association do an incredible job of fostering a real sense of comradery in law students and it is so easy to get involved.

“I was really fortunate in that I was able to make the most of the opportunities provided to me during my studies – like representing the University in intervarsity legal competitions, volunteering at the Legal Clinic and going on an overseas internship in the Cook Islands,” Callum said.

As for his time in the classroom, all the classes, practical experience and support helped shape Callum into the successful lawyer he is today.

“Learning that I would receive guaranteed legal work experience during my Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice made it an easy choice.

“Knowing that I would graduate having a year and a half of legal work experience under my belt made me confident that I would have an idea of the industry I was walking into and would be well-equipped to hit the ground running in my legal career.

“That’s what I think is the key differentiator between the University of Newcastle’s program and others out there, and something anyone seriously considering a law degree should weigh up when deciding where to study.

“I doubt I would be where I am today if I hadn’t studied at Newcastle. As someone who had few legal connections and was otherwise completely new to the industry, the support and guidance I received from the law school was invaluable and really allowed me to flourish in a way I hadn’t before. I owe a lot to my time at the University of Newcastle,” Callum concluded.

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Callum Maher

Callum Maher

In the words of practicing solicitor Callum, when you graduate from the University of Newcastle’s Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice “you won’t be just entering the legal industry, you’ll already be a part of it.”

I doubt I would be where I am today if I hadn’t studied at Newcastle. As someone who had few legal connections and was otherwise completely new to the industry, the support and guidance I received from the law school was invaluable and really allowed me to flourish in a way I hadn’t before.

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