About this course
|Year & campus
|2024 — Parkville
|Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
|Study level & type
|300 credit points
|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 an overseas jurisdiction. 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: 24 February 2024