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A leader and innovator in legal education, you’ll join a community that values ideas, excellence and intellectual exchange. With a law degree from Melbourne, you’ll graduate with a qualification recognised as exceptional across the globe.

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Attend an information session

The Melbourne Juris Doctor is your entry into the legal profession. Explore how you can become a lawyer in our live Q&A with academic and admissions staff

Learn about the experience

Curious about what the Melbourne Juris Doctor program is like? Join current students in a live discussion as they share their personal experiences in and outside of the classroom

Choose an undergraduate degree

Your journey to studying law begins with an undergraduate degree in any discipline. Attend a course overview and Q&A and learn about your choices

The Melbourne curriculum

Your Melbourne experience is yours to shape. If you’re interested in law, you can start with any of our undergraduate (bachelors) degrees. This is an opportunity to explore your interests and study a variety of topics. It allows you to enhance your university experience and career options by giving you professional expertise from a range of disciplines. As an introduction to law, you can study law subjects in your undergraduate degree through the breadth program. Once you’ve completed your undergraduate degree, can progress to the Melbourne Juris Doctor.

Learn more about your undergraduate options

At Melbourne, you can choose from a wide range of subjects that balance important elements of traditional legal teaching with insights into the complex ethical, legal and social implications of new technologies.

You’ll be taught by leading experts from around the world, at Australia’s number one law school with a tight-knit cohort of students. Explore your undergraduate options to get started today.

Study law during your undergraduate degree

Study law from day one at Melbourne with breadth. Unique to the Melbourne curriculum, breadth study allows you to tailor your course to fit your individual passions and career ambitions. You may choose to take a single subject in law; or take a sequence of three or more subjects called a breadth track. This can help you develop knowledge and skills relevant to topics like free speech and media law or health law, ethics and society.

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Get a taste of the Melbourne JD

How can we use human rights to solve some of the world’s most wicked problems? In this bite-size lecture, Professor John Tobin, discusses the processes needed for change.

Better than a double degree

Begin your career in law by completing an undergraduate degree followed by the three-year Melbourne JD (Juris Doctor) graduate course. Secure your place in both degrees with a Graduate Degree Package. You’ll graduate with a higher level qualification than a traditional double degree.

Apply for a Graduate Degree Package through VTAC.

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