Newcastle Law School

About the School

The Newcastle Law School’s integrated Professional Program was the first in Australia where students could take the three components of professional legal training – theoretical learning, skills training and experiential learning – at the same time. The University of Newcastle Legal Centre is the centrepiece of this clinical program. Functioning as both a legal practice and a teaching facility, the Centre provides an intensive clinical placement site for students. By working with the Centre’s solicitors and dealing with real clients with actual legal problems, students gain skills and experience in the practice of law.

Through its first-class facilities, as well as its innovative, integrated approach to legal education, the Faculty of Business and Law ensures that graduates gain all the necessary theory, skills and experience for a career in legal practice.

The Newcastle Law School operates from two sites. The School office and most of the academic staff are located in the McMullin Building on the Callaghan campus of the University. The School Office and the offices of academic staff are located in the northern end of the top floor of the McMullin Building. A computer laboratory and classroom/mock court room (The Harris Wheeler Court Room) are located on the floor directly below the School Office.

The School’s Legal Centre operates in the heritage-listed University House located in the central business district of Newcastle. Facilities there include a comprehensive legal aid clinic, mock court room and lecture theatres.

Newcastle Law School Office

 

The General Office is usually the first point of contact for students. The services provided by the General Office staff include: receipt of assignments, provision of timetable information, information of staff availability, and general advice. The Newcastle Law School office can be contact on (02) 4921 5052 or email law-school@newcastle.edu.au. The NLS Office is located in the McMullin Building in room MC172.