Studying Law in Australia
FEB. 10, 2021
Have you ever considered studying law in Australia? First, there are the spectacular living conditions. With world-class universities, low cost of living and amazing facilities, let’s take a look at the specific advantages to studying law in Australia:
Finish your law degree in two years
Some universities run three full semesters a year with short breaks in between. This allows you to join the workforce up to a year early and start earning sooner.
Applications are open year-round for some Australian law schools. Some have intakes in January, May and September, which means you can start your law degree as soon as possible.
International and Innovative Law Subjects
Study Canadian Law, American Law, Indonesian Law, International Law, World Trade Organisation Law and many more. Not only that, most Law Schools, in partnership with their Business Schools, now offer innovative subjects such as Sports Management, Sustainable Business, Government and International Relations, just to name a few. Contact us for the full list.
Accreditation upon returning home
Both the Australian LLB and JD will be accepted as a qualifying law degree for the purposes of practicing law in other Common Law countries. In Canada, for example, The National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) will assess your file and determine how many NCA exams you have to write. Australian universities recognize this and have tailored their courses accordingly. At Bond University, for example, all four core Canadian Law subjects are aimed to assist Canadian students with their preparation for the NCA exams.
No LSAT is required
Most Australian law schools do not require LSAT.
Entry Requirements varies. Generally students are required to have a minimum cumulative grade/average of 70% (B- to B average). This can be expressed as a percentage or as a GPA such as 2.7-2.9/4.0, 3.0/4.33 etc. If you don't meet this requirement, you may still be considered for admission to the program if other elements of your application are strong. Should you not be directly qualified for entry to the LLB or JD, some universities offer short pathway programs (1 or 2 semesters) to help you upgrade your results and become qualified.
Lectures are only a part of the learning experience. Each week you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge in smaller tutorial groups. The means you will learn in smaller class sizes with unprecedented one-on-one access to your professors. Not only that, many Law Schools hold weekly social events where students and lecturers get to together to unwind and discuss current affairs.
Advanced Standing Credits
Based on your previous formal study, you may be able to receive recognition for the credits you already have.
It makes perfect sense to study law in Australia. Speak to one of our dedicated and experienced educational consultants today.
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