Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Meek19

Law school in Australia?

Recommended Posts

Just now, maximumbob said:

Also, a proper comparison is 4+ Years to get an Australian law degree and write the NCA exams vs. 6 years to get 3 years of undergrad required to get into law school (assuming your grades are up to snuff - Canadian law schools are competitive) and then get into law school.  

They run on a trimester system so it will be 3 years. But definitely. Thanks 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Meek19 said:

It’s not the schooling that bothers me, it’s the time frame. I’m a mature student and I took time off (no ones fault but mine), and I don’t want to wait that long. I don’t care where I practice law, in Australia they give you a two year working visa and a firm can sponsor you form there. I just know that I’m interested in it, and if I end up in a paralegal role because law abroad is a bad idea, I’ll just have to be okay with that. 

3 years is not much in the grand scheme of your life, unless you’re in your 70s or 80s.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, providence said:

3 years is not much in the grand scheme of your life, unless you’re in your 70s or 80s.

I’d love to have the grades to only need to do three years. I haven’t checked in awhile but I’m fairly certain I’ll have to wait 4, I don’t know of anyone getting in after 3 years even with a 90% average. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Meek19 said:

I’d love to have the grades to only need to do three years. I haven’t checked in awhile but I’m fairly certain I’ll have to wait 4, I don’t know of anyone getting in after 3 years even with a 90% average. 

Aren’t you already in first year? So three more years?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh sorry, I thought you were referring to getting in earlier. Yes I’m in my first year, so 3 1/2 more years. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay I’ll pose a new topic: my original idea was to take my paralegal diploma, and get into a law office, finish my bachelor degree ( I can transfer directly so both will only take 4 years total) and continue on to law from there. Will my paralegal experience help me with law school? The main reason I wanted to take it is for the relevant experience, potentially having a firm to come back to after school and the upper hand attending law school. (In Canada) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Starling said:

@kcraigsejong

He did his degree in the UK and it practicing. I know it's not the same but he's usually willing to comment on his experiences.

I’m open to the UK as well, I just just wondering in general. Thank you very much! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It won't give you "the upper hand attending law school".  Everyone starts from square one.  Law students have such a diverse background.  If you do have something that gives you an upper hand......it's gone in the first couple of weeks.   

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Captain Courageous said:

It won't give you "the upper hand attending law school".  Everyone starts from square one.  Law students have such a diverse background.  If you do have something that gives you an upper hand......it's gone in the first couple of weeks.   

Good to know! Was just wondering if practicing as a paralegal and knowing how to brief cases, and other duties would aid in law school or not. Thank you. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Meek19 said:

I’m open to the UK as well, I just just wondering in general. Thank you very much! 

No problem! Personally, I agree with everything Hedgis said (as usual :) ).

 

But this is the best thread on the topic IMO.

 

 

Edited by Starling
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Captain Courageous said:

Amazing 8-9 year thread......

Haha well it was last commented in a year ago and I think it's still relevant :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Starling said:

Haha well it was last commented in a year ago and I think it's still relevant

This is very interesting thank you! I wish he gave an update. Lol

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, Meek19 said:

This is very interesting thank you! I wish he gave an update. Lol

Still here. 2nd year family law in suburban Vancouver. What can I do for you?

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, Captain Courageous said:

No diff between L.L.B  and J.D. in Canada.  I got an L.L.B.  All I had to do after grad when my law school changed to J.D. was pay a few bucks to get my degree changed to J.D.  No diff!  

Don't tell me you voluntarily turned in your LL.B. for a J.D.? *sobs*

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It makes sense if that's what you're looking for. NCA accreditation is not impossible and if you can solidify a job, nothing will stop you. I personally think getting an Aussie/ UK LLB is a great idea. Get into the field early and practice a bit. After all, it's a professional degree. The higher tier Aussie schools also recruit well into multinational firms in places like HK/ Dubai/ Singapore etc (places that pay well).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Malicious Prosecutor said:

Don't tell me you voluntarily turned in your LL.B. for a J.D.? *sobs*

 

No, but I had the option.......a lot of people did it though....but not me.  :) 

Edited by Captain Courageous
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

You have made up your mind already.

I wonder why I didn't go there to save myself a few years ago?

Bring some heavy duty fishing gear. My brother-in-law told me the fish over there are really big. 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Recent Posts

    • Also: don't think of it as a gap year. Think of it as a year of real life. 
    • Get a job, make some good money, get some invaluable experience and perspective, and go on a nice vacation (if/when travel restarts).
    • Hi everyone, I am at the bottom half of the waitlist and I don't think I'll get in this year. Do you have any suggestions for spending a gap year? To those who have applied for more than one cycle, I would be very grateful if you could share your experiences. Many thanks!
    • I've been told that we won't hear anything until very end of June/early July. I asked them whether rolling admissions occurred and they said no. 
    • I am considering a career change from tech to law, and have a background in software development & technology sales. My interest in pursuing law would fall squarely within the realm of privacy, data governance, and emerging technology (specifically explainable AI). In looking around I see there are a few schools that have named institutes or a general focus on law and tech (Dal, UofO, York, UofT, Ryerson), but I am interested in how much of those cirricula relate to IP/patent law vs. privacy and data governance. I assume that IP law and data governance might have significant overlap or will in the near future. I am not really interested in patent law or software licenses. Can anyone who is familiar with these streams comment on your experience and what the focus tends to be at your institution? Do I have an unrealistic expectation of what law school is by thinking I can focus on this narrow intersection of law and tech? I am in the process of reaching out to admissions but I would also like to hear first-hand experiences. Thanks for your time!

×
×
  • Create New...