Accreditation for Notre Dame Sydney law degree
The NSW Legal Practitioners Admission Board has accredited the Law Degree of the University of Notre Dame Australia Sydney.
The Catholic Weekly reports that Notre Dame, Sydney's newest university, will offer 80 law places this year via a single four-year degree or a five-year double degree in either commerce/law or arts/law combinations.
Justice Neville Owen, chancellor of Notre Dame Australia, told the Weekly that he is delighted with the announcement.
"We believe Notre Dame has something unique and valuable to add to the legal education landscape of NSW," he said. "Our law degrees, like all our undergraduate degrees throughout Australia, have compulsory units in theology, philosophy and ethics.
"These units introduce students to the great liberal arts tradition of the study of ideas and thinking.
"They provide a solid base on which students can build further learning throughout the duration of the degree and, hopefully, for the rest of their lives.
"We are currently enrolling students and everything is on schedule for Notre Dame Sydney to commence its arts, business, education, law and nursing courses in 2006," he said.
Notre Dame has offered law degrees in Australia for nine years; its students have a graduate employment rate significantly higher than the national average
The university also has a first year attrition rate of only eight per cent (well below the national average of 20%) and the third highest overall graduate satisfaction ranking of any Australian university.
Notre Dame's Sydney law degree wins accredidation (Catholic Weekly 8/1/06)
LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
University of Notre Dame Australia | Bachelor of Laws | Bachelor of Arts/Laws
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11 Jan 2006