Juris Doctor

  • CRICOS Code: 073303C


Course structure

The JD course comprises 24 subjects, including 16 compulsory subjects required for admission to legal practice within Australia.

You can pursue particular areas of interest through elective subject selection. Offering more than 45 electives each year, the JD program is continually evolving to reflect current developments in law and legal practice.

You also have the opportunity to undertake an elective subject from the Melbourne Law Masters program. These subjects are often taught by visiting academics and practitioners from around Australia and the world, including serving and retired judges, law firm partners, members of the practising Bars, and leaders in business and the not-for-profit sector. International visitors come from universities and organisations such as New York University, Harvard, Yale, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, and the London School of Economics.

Single subjects for overseas practitioners

A limited number of subjects are available as single subjects for overseas qualified applicants from a recognised institution who hold an academic qualification in law (LLB or equivalent). Single subjects are not available to students with an Australian qualification. Learn more

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