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Juris Doctor

  • CRICOS Code: 073303C

How to apply

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Overview

  • Domestic applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident, or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa.
  • Strict application deadlines apply and there is no mid-year intake.
  • Applicants can apply anytime throughout the year and applications will be assessed after your LSAT score is released.
  • Applicants applying through General Entry are required to have a valid Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score (undertaken within the last five years). You can submit your application once you have registered for an LSAT and have an LSAT account number.

Application deadlines

February 2020 commencement:

  • Application deadline: 20 September 2019

There are four LSAT sittings offered each year and the October 2019 LSAT is the last test you can sit to be considered for the 2020 intake.

February 2021 commencement:

  • Application deadline: TBC

When you complete and submit your application online, please select only one Fee type (CSP or FEE). All domestic applications are assessed for a CSP, Fee+Bursary, and Fee place regardless of the category you apply under.

Outcome

Applications will be assessed between March and November. Applicants will be notified of an outcome within four to six weeks provided they submit a complete application and have a valid LSAT score.

Notification of fee type for domestic students will be sent via email by 30 November.

We will notify you of your outcome via the email address listed on your application. Please add law-admissions@unimelb.edu.au to your safe senders list to ensure any correspondence from us arrives in your inbox.

Commencement

The Melbourne JD commences in early February with a compulsory Orientation program and an intensive two-week summer subject prior to Semester 1. University key dates

For more information - view the Accept your offer and get started page on the Melbourne Law School's website.

Before you apply

  1. Check the degree website.
  2. Check the entry requirements to make sure you're eligible. If you are in your final year of your undergraduate degree, please apply once you have completed at least 2.5 years’ worth of results (it can include exchange studies).
  3. Register and sit the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Provide your eight digit LSAC account number (eg L12345678) on your online JD application. This number will be used to retrieve your LSAT report. Please also provide a copy of your email from LSAC that you have either sat the test or are registered for an upcoming test.
  4. Find out if you're eligible for Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM). Applicants should prepare their GAM applications as early as possible as GAM applications and all supporting documentation must be uploaded at the same time as their JD application. If you are able to explain how your circumstances have disadvantaged you in your tertiary studies and provide relevant or official documentation to back up your claim, it will give more weight to your application.
  5. Gather all supporting documents a scanned copy of your transcript(s), your eight digit LSAC account number (eg L12345678), and any other documents (if applicable)
  6. Apply for Advanced Standing (Credit) if eligible.
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