Graduate degree pathway
How to become a lawyer
At Melbourne, a career in law begins with an undergraduate degree in any discipline followed by the Melbourne JD (Juris Doctor) graduate course.
The Melbourne JD comprises of 24 subjects, including 16 compulsory subjects and 8 elective subjects.
Graduating with an undergraduate and graduate degree gives you a higher level of qualification than a traditional double degree.
Melbourne Law School is ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 11 in the world by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, and No. 1 in Australia and No. 5 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022.