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Coursework

Juris Doctor

  • CRICOS Code: 073303C

Course overview

  • 3 years full time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Summer Intake - February

Overview

The Melbourne JD (Juris Doctor) is a three-year graduate law degree that has set a benchmark for legal education in Australia. It is available if you already have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than law or if you have a law degree from a different legal system.

The Melbourne JD equips you with the skills and knowledge to take a leading role in a range of careers including legal practice, business, government and community organisations.

You will be taught by respected academics who are genuine leaders in their fields in Australia and around the world, who draw on legal research and practice to deliver an intellectually challenging degree.

Your JD experience will be as much about your fellow students as your teachers. The cohort system means that you will complete your first semester classes with the same group of students, making it easier to get to know your classmates, develop friendships and build your network.

You will study in small, seminar-style, discussion-based classes with students from a range of undergraduate backgrounds, adding new perspectives and approaches to your learning.

Australia's first and leading law school

Melbourne Law School is ranked:

  • No 1 law school in Australia and No 6 in the world (Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject, 2019)
  • No 1 law school in Australia and No 12 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject, 2019).

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