Gather supporting documents

You will need to provide:

  • A one page Expression of Interest (EOI) outlining why you want to study Law, what skills you possess to succeed at university, and your career goals.
  • The University will access your Semester 1, 2021 academic results. Applicants should have achieved a Distinction average in all enabling program courses.
    • Note: Newcastle Law School does not wish to discourage potential applicants who have achieved close to the above standards but have faced challenges that have limited their academic performance. If you have achieved a high credit average in Semester 1, we welcome your application.
  • A letter of recommendation from the Indigenous Enabling Academic Advisor and /or relevant  Program Convenor. This letter should also update the panel on the applicant’s academic progress in Semester 2.
  • A one page letter of recommendation from an Aboriginal Elder/Community member. This letter should include how long the referee has known the applicant, what community involvement the applicant has, the applicant’s skills that suit them to university study, and why the referee is recommending the applicant for entry to Law.
  • Confirmation of  Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status as outlined in the  Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander – Establishing Status within the University Policy and above.

This is required for Open Foundation and Newstep students only. Yapug students have already provided Confirmation as a requirement of their admission to the Yapug program.

NOTE: Newcastle Law School does not wish to discourage potential applicants who have achieved close to the above standards but have faced challenges that have limited their academic performance. If you have achieved a performance over 70% in three subjects, including English, and have faced complicating circumstances during your HSC studies, we welcome your application.

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.