About this course
|Award title||Juris Doctor|
|Year & campus||2021 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||300 credit points|
|Duration||36 months full-time or 72 months part-time|
The Melbourne JD (Juris Doctor) is a graduate law degree that has set a benchmark for legal education in Australia. Applicants must have either an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than law or a degree in law from a different legal system. The course leads to admission to the legal profession in all Australian jurisdictions and can be used as a basis for seeking admission in many overseas jurisdictions as well. The course equips students with the skills and knowledge to take a leading role in a range of careers including legal practice, business, international, government and community organisations.
The course is characterised by a highly rigorous, integrated and comparative curriculum that enables students to develop rich and holistic understandings of laws within their broader national and international contexts. Taught by respected academics - leaders in their fields in Australia and around the world - students learn alongside peers from a range of undergraduate backgrounds, adding new perspectives and approaches to their learning.
Last updated: 11 January 2021