Juris Doctor

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The experience


Experience student life in and beyond the classroom

Be part of a tight-knit cohort of graduate students and build a network of peers, alumni, mentors and teachers. Meet some of our current students.

There are several student groups and societies you can join who run social activities, career networks, tutorials, mooting competitions and more. Learn more

Be guided by someone who's been in your shoes

The mentor program is an invaluable opportunity for you to get one-on-one guidance from an experienced legal professional working in your area of interest. Mentors are typically alumni and senior representatives of the legal, corporate, government and community sectors. You can participate in each year of the JD. Learn more

Build your employment skills

Take part in an internship to help build your career prospects and develop experience working in a range of environments.

Work with real clients to solve real legal problems through Melbourne Law School’s Clinic Program. These clinical subjects allow you to hone your legal skills while providing the community with much-needed resources for public interest law causes.

Study internationally

Choose from a range of internationally-taught elective subjects for the opportunity to meet and network with international practitioners in Delhi, Geneva, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York and Washington DC.

Combine the JD with a Masters degree from another prestigious international university in three and a half years through our degree partnerships. Some of our partner universities include New York University, National University of Singapore, University of Cambridge and University of Oxford.

Spend a semester at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) in London and learn about international, comparative and transnational law in this unique global partnership exchange program. CTLS is coordinated by Georgetown University Law Center and taught by faculty from the world's leading law schools. Melbourne Law School is the only Australian Law School associated with the Center.

Immerse yourself in another culture while studying a semester abroad across the USA, Canada, Europe, China and more.

Explore the connection between technology and the law

Choose from a growing suite of elective subjects and activities that focus on digital disruption in the law and develop technical skills to navigate the complex implications of new technologies. You can build an expert legal system in Law Apps, learn the skills to advise start-up companies on legal issues they may encounter, take a lunchtime coding class, join the science and technology law association or participate in the Legal Design pop-up. Learn more

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