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University of Newcastle Bachelor of Laws Honours (LLB) Overview

The University of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Laws honours degree in Australia is a new program that commenced in 2014.

Within this combined Law degree program at the University of Newcastle, students study a combination of Arts and Law courses over a period of five years full-time. On completion of the first three years students will have completed all the courses required for the Bachelor of Arts degree. In the final two years of the combined degree program students complete the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

Students completing this combined degree meet the requirements to practice law in NSW, and acquire skills and knowledge through the Arts studies they have chosen. You can major or minor in the following Arts areas (C – Callaghan campus, O – Ourimbah campus):

  • Aboriginal Studies (C)
  • Ancient History and Classical Languages (C)
  • Chinese (C)(Minor only. The Chinese major is available to pre-2012 continuing students only.)
  • Creative and Performing Arts (C, O)
  • English and Writing (C, O)
  • Film, Media and Cultural Studies (C, Flexible Delivery)
  • French Studies (C)
  • German (C)
  • History (C, O)
  • Human Geography and the Environment (C)
  • Japanese Studies (C)
  • Linguistics (C)
  • Philosophy and Religion (C)
  • Politics and International Relations (C, O)
  • Psychology Studies (C, O)
  • Sociology and Anthropology (C, O)

Students wishing to practice law must also complete postgraduate professional training approved by the Legal Profession Admission Board. Alternatively, students completing this degree may apply for entry to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Diploma of Legal Practice.

Commencement in this program is only available in Semester 1 (February). Due to timetabling issues this program is not available for a Semester 2 commencement.

Core Courses

University of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Laws Honours Core Courses

  • Legal System and Method – Part A
  • Legal System and Method – Part B
  • Torts – Part A
  • Torts – Part B
  • Criminal Law and Procedure – Part A
  • Criminal Law and Procedure – Part B
  • Contracts – Part A
  • Contracts – Part B
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Company Law
  • Professional Conduct
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Property
  • Public International Law

Why Study at Newcastle's Law School

Why Study at The University of Newcastle’s Law School in Australia

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Newcastle’s Law School in Australia is your passport to a career as a lawyer or a range of other related professions.

As a graduate of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree you will be highly competitive in the marketplace. University of Newcastle Law graduates consistently earn starting salaries above the national average and are in demand with 94% of students from our Professional Program securing full-time employment or pursuing further studies within four months of graduating.

The University of Newcastle law degree in Australia has a strong focus on real-world experience, allowing students to build practical skills such as client interviewing, mooting and courtroom practice through the University of Newcastle Legal Centre.

Even if you choose not to practice law, a law degree from the University of Newcastle will enhance your other tertiary qualifications and make you a competitive graduate. Employers recognize that as a law graduate you have an excellent work ethic, strong communication skills, and can apply analytical and logical reasoning to solve a problem.

When you study law at Newcastle Law School in Australia you will experience a friendly and supportive learning environment. You will benefit from a comfortable student-teacher ratio, which creates a personalized learning environment, and you can expect:

  • Small tutorial sizes
  • Dedicated and accessible teachers
  • First-name terms with academic staff
  • A tight-knit student community

University of Newcastle Law students will also have access to a range of support services and exceptional facilities including a mock court room and purpose built client interview rooms.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

Graduates of the University of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Laws Honours are eligible to apply for licensing in Canada; however, it is critical students understand the requirements needed to complete this process before licensing will be granted.

KOM Consultants understand the process and requirements needed to enter the legal profession in Canada. Contact KOM Consultants for more information

All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

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Award Title:Bachelor of Laws Honours (LLB)
Length of Program:10 Semesters completed over 5 years
Prerequisites:Completed high school diploma. Contact KOM Consultants for full details
LSAT Score:Not required for University of Newcastle Law School
Interview:Not required for University of Newcastle Law School
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203