Australian universities provide many and varied opportunities to their international students. First-time law students frequently choose to study an LLB, or sometimes, if they have a degree in another discipline, a JD. Other students choose from a variety of graduate diplomas, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in law. Australian universities are internationally recognised and produce graduates equipped to work in the global marketplace.
Australia is an exceptional destination, both for study and for travel. Students benefit from stable political institutions and a respect for the rule of law. Australia is one of the most multicultural universities in the world and this contributes to the unique Australian way of life. Studying in Australia has the benefit of providing countless opportunities to discover what a vast continent can offer, whether it be the iconic Sydney Opera House or the Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne’s artistic laneways or the Barossa Valley, the Kimberley or Uluru, or the Australian Parliament House in Canberra or the historic towns of Tasmania.
International students studying law in Australia benefit from a rich support network and a vibrant campus culture. Individual law student societies (LSSs) in every law school in Australia provide students with a representative voice with respect to legal education issues. LSSs also disseminate careers information, organise legal competitions, host social and sporting events, and support students’ health and wellbeing.
The Australian Law Students’ Association (ALSA) is the peak representative body for domestic and international law students in Australia. With free and automatic membership to all undergraduate and juris doctor law students in Australia, ALSA provides information and support to Australian law students on three levels:
- Acting as a national representative for Australian law students’ interests;
- Providing direct services for Australian law students; and
- Providing a knowledge-sharing forum for LSSs across Australian universities.
For more information see the Australian Law Students Association website