As an undergraduate or Juris Doctor law student, you have the opportunity to take part in our distinctive Practice Program, which integrates the academic study of law with hands-on clinical experience and practical training.

Our students work with real clients under the supervision of legal practitioners at the University of Newcastle Legal Centre (UNLC). You will provide legal outreach clinics in our community, including our unique Law on the Beach program.

As a result, our law graduates enjoy some of the best employment outcomes in Australia:

  • Our graduates consistently commence work as lawyers six months earlier than those of other universities, earning starting salaries above the national average.
  • 94% of our Practice Program students secure employment within four months of graduating.
    (2015 Australian Graduate Survey)
  • Newcastle Law School students have one of the highest success rates in securing highly competitive summer clerkships with major law firms in Australia.
    (Law Society Graduate Employment and Summer Clerkship Programs 2013)
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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.