Converting Studies


nicklegal

Hi,

I have already posted this elsewhere but assumed if I started a new thread I would get more replies.

I am currenty studying for an LLB at University in England and in my second year. The problem is that I have found it difficult to find any information on moving to and carrying on with my studies in Australia once I have graduated.

Would be grateful for any information and any advice that you may have.

Regards,

Nick

Hi,

I have already posted this elsewhere but assumed if I started a new thread I would get more replies.

I am currenty studying for an LLB at University in England and in my second year. The problem is that I have found it difficult to find any information on moving to and carrying on with my studies in Australia once I have graduated.

Would be grateful for any information and any advice that you may have.

Regards,

Nick
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Gregor2009

Oh hello Nick,

I saw your question in another thread but didn't reply to it as it was directed to Melissa.

Anyway, I cannot think of a website which will explain to you in detail the process of transferring from a UK to Australian law school. Basically, you first have to choose the Australian State you would like to get admitted to, contact the State's Legal Practitioner Admissions Board and get your study till date assessed.

Most UK Lawyers would be required to complete Australian constitutional law, Australian administrative law to fulfill the 'academic requirement' and a 6 month practical training diploma OR a 1 year articles of clerkship (or training contract where you call it in UK) to fulfill the 'practical requirement'. If you are applying for a transfer before completing your LLB, the universities you apply to will probably credit your UK studies and award you some credits towards electives for subjects that do not have an equivalent over in Australia. As most single LLB degrees are 4 years, you would then be required to complete the remaining in Australia (maximum of 50% credit out of the entire degree - as a general rule).

Is this of assistance? Let me know if you would like me to elaborate on any aspect.

Cheers,
G

Oh hello Nick,

I saw your question in another thread but didn't reply to it as it was directed to Melissa.

Anyway, I cannot think of a website which will explain to you in detail the process of transferring from a UK to Australian law school. Basically, you first have to choose the Australian State you would like to get admitted to, contact the State's Legal Practitioner Admissions Board and get your study till date assessed.

Most UK Lawyers would be required to complete Australian constitutional law, Australian administrative law to fulfill the 'academic requirement' and a 6 month practical training diploma OR a 1 year articles of clerkship (or training contract where you call it in UK) to fulfill the 'practical requirement'. If you are applying for a transfer before completing your LLB, the universities you apply to will probably credit your UK studies and award you some credits towards electives for subjects that do not have an equivalent over in Australia. As most single LLB degrees are 4 years, you would then be required to complete the remaining in Australia (maximum of 50% credit out of the entire degree - as a general rule).

Is this of assistance? Let me know if you would like me to elaborate on any aspect.

Cheers,
G
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nicklegal

hey G,

I am planning on moving to Queensland and I understand that the University of Brisbane has a Law School.

Just need some further clarification on the part about the LLB?
Do you mean that I could move at the end of this year and credit towards a Australian law degree instead?

What would the situation be with the likes of visas etc?

Regards,

Nick

hey G,

I am planning on moving to Queensland and I understand that the University of Brisbane has a Law School.

Just need some further clarification on the part about the LLB?
Do you mean that I could move at the end of this year and credit towards a Australian law degree instead?

What would the situation be with the likes of visas etc?

Regards,

Nick
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Gregor2009

Hello Nick,

Over at Queensland there is University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology. I would recommend The University of Queensland as it is the best ranked Law School in the State.

You can lodge your application for entry into UQ's 4 - year Bachelor of Laws program. Do not quote me on this but they will probably recognise all your law courses completed in your current UK Law School studies. You will be eligible to apply for a student visa if you are intending to read for the degree full-time. If all your studies is recognised then you will probably have to complete 2 -years in Australia to obtain your LLB. :)

Best would be to send your quals to UQ for assessment!

Cheers,
G

Hello Nick,

Over at Queensland there is University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology. I would recommend The University of Queensland as it is the best ranked Law School in the State.

You can lodge your application for entry into UQ's 4 - year Bachelor of Laws program. Do not quote me on this but they will probably recognise all your law courses completed in your current UK Law School studies. You will be eligible to apply for a student visa if you are intending to read for the degree full-time. If all your studies is recognised then you will probably have to complete 2 -years in Australia to obtain your LLB. :)

Best would be to send your quals to UQ for assessment!

Cheers,
G
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nicklegal

I know this sounds stupid but would the first step be simply to send my quals to QU?

What sort of funding would be available to me?

Cheers

Nick

I know this sounds stupid but would the first step be simply to send my quals to QU?

What sort of funding would be available to me?

Cheers

Nick
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Gregor2009

Hey Nick,

As far as I am aware, in Queensland, sending your quals to the university is your first step.

My advice would be to write to staff over at the University of Queensland law school, tell them about your situation and enquire whether you should send in your quals for evaluation or just lodge a Bachelor of Laws application and have your quals evaluated when they assess you for credit towards the LLB based on your prior learning in UK. I suspect the latter given the fact you have yet to complete your LLB.

There aren't too many funding options in Australia I am afraid. If cost is an issue then you definitely finish your degree in UK and then do the 'conversion' courses thereafter.

Cheers,
G

Hey Nick,

As far as I am aware, in Queensland, sending your quals to the university is your first step.

My advice would be to write to staff over at the University of Queensland law school, tell them about your situation and enquire whether you should send in your quals for evaluation or just lodge a Bachelor of Laws application and have your quals evaluated when they assess you for credit towards the LLB based on your prior learning in UK. I suspect the latter given the fact you have yet to complete your LLB.

There aren't too many funding options in Australia I am afraid. If cost is an issue then you definitely finish your degree in UK and then do the 'conversion' courses thereafter.

Cheers,
G
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