Where will this take me?



The Melbourne JD 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.

The Melbourne JD is well-regarded by a wide-range of employers and can be used to pursue a variety of careers in different sectors.

Melbourne Law School graduates work as:

  • Judges, judges’ associates and others in the judicial sector
  • Barristers and public prosecutors
  • Lawyers in law firms
  • In-house and corporate lawyers
  • Lawyers in the community sector (ie community legal centres)
  • Lawyers in not-for-profit organisations (ie human rights NGOs)
  • Government lawyers
  • Policy analysts and advisers in government
  • Management consultants
  • Merchant bankers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Parliamentarians

Careers support

As a JD student, you’ll have access to specialised career services, such as a mentoring program, workshops and mock interviews with dedicated advisors, to help you achieve your professional goals.

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