University of Newcastle Law School

University of Newcastle Law School

The University of Newcastle offers undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees through the Newcastle Law School at their Newcastle City campus.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences had 41 First Nations law students in 2019.

University of Newcastle Law School entry requirements

If you’re a high school leaver or haven’t been to university before, an undergraduate Bachelor of Laws is for you. University graduates can study a postgraduate Juris Doctor degree. To learn more about the different types of law degrees, see our Law Degrees Explained page.

The University of Newcastle operates on a two semester calendar with an optional Summer and Winter semester. A full-time study load is 6-8 subjects per year.

For information about the Combined Bachelor of Laws course information and typical study pattern, click here

For information about the required subjects and course information in a Juris Doctor, click here

Indigenous Support Centre 

Wollotuka Institute is the Indigenous Support Centre located across all Newcastle campuses

Law school contacts

Wollotuka Institute Admin 
wollotuka@newcastle.edu.au 

Birabahn Building, Callaghan campus
Phone: (02) 4921 6863 

Room X111, NeW Space, City Campus
Phone: (02) 4921 5307

Room IRC-209, Ourimbah Campus
Phone: (02) 4349 4500

Indigenous tutoring program

The University of Newcastle operates the Indigenous Tutorial Program for all First Nations students.  

Bungaree Discovery Yapung Scholarship

  • Awarded to First Nations students enrolled in the Yapung program. 
  • Value is $4,000. 

Dr Bill Jonas Scholarship

  • Awarded to First Nations undergraduate and postgraduate students who can demonstrate impact of personal circumstances on study life.  
  • Value is $5,000. 

ESSUN Midyear Scholarship

  • Awarded to students commencing undergraduate study in midyear admissions (semester 2) and who can demonstrate financial hardship or educational disadvantage. 

Newcastle Bar Association Indigenous Student Scholarship 

  • Awarded to eligible First Nations students enrolled in their 4th or 5th year of a Bachelor of Laws program or in the Juris Doctor program. 
  • Value is $4,000.

Ma & Morley Scholarship Program – Indigenous 

  • Awarded to First Nations first-year students who will participate in a number of specified programs and  can satisfy the additional criteria. 
  • Value is up to $50,000 for the entire degree (paid in lump sums of $5,000 each semester). 

Shaping Futures Program

  • Awarded to students enrolled in an undergraduate degree who can demonstrate the impact of personal circumstances on study life. 
  • Value is $4,000.

Shaping Futures Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Awarded to students enrolled in a postgraduate coursework degree program who can demonstrate impact of personal circumstances on study life. 
  • Value is $4,000.

Practical Legal Training (PLT) is integrated into the last two years of each Law degree. This means that students can be admitted to practice immediately upon completion of their degree.

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