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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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Your journey to studying law begins with an undergraduate degree in any discipline, followed by the Melbourne Juris Doctor. Watch a course overview and explore how you can become a lawyer, learn about each of our degrees and hear from academics and admissions staff

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.

Welcome to Melbourne Law School

Challenging, supportive and intellectually rigorous – the Melbourne JD opens doors to a variety of opportunities and career pathways. Meet our current law students and hear their real-life experiences studying the JD, watch the drama unfold in a witness examination and learn more about the range of subjects on offer from some of our expert teachers.

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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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What is it really like to a law student?

Hear from two of our current students, Lauren and Simi, and find out more about the Melbourne Juris Doctor program, the support services on offer and career opportunities for graduates.

Get a taste of law at Melbourne

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.

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Melbourne JD student

Emily Edsell

"The thing that surprised me most about Melbourne Law School is how close-knit the community really is. Unlike my undergraduate where there were so many people, the cohort is smaller, so you really get to know a lot more people. There are also a lot of social events as well as career and information sessions, so you get to experience a wide range of things and get involved."

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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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