Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

The ANU Juris Doctor (JD) is a distinctive program designed for graduates of non-law disciplines and provides the qualification required for admission as a lawyer in Australia and some other jurisdictions. Students study a range of compulsory courses in foundational areas of law such as international law, administrative law, corporations law, criminal law, contracts, evidence and litigation. Students can select electives from a range of contemporary topics in law, including environment and climate law, international trade law, financial markets and takeovers, information technology law, international security law and human rights law. Throughout the degree students are presented with numerous opportunities to put their legal knowledge into action and gain practical experience through a range of internships, clinical placements, student competitions and exchanges in Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.

Designed for

Graduates of other disciplines


144 units comprising compulsory and elective courses, plus a distinctive capstone experience incorporating practical clinical studies, internships or a research project.


  • Law

Standard entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7 (any discipline). If you have undertaken more than one tertiary qualification the GPA will be determined by the highest GPA of all completed qualifications.


Completing an ANU Juris Doctor, and the requisite practical legal training, qualifies you to practise law anywhere in Australia and in some other jurisdictions.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $117,630
International: $156,840

Fee comments

Campuses: Canberra.

A small number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available to Australian Students. These will be awarded on academic merit - all applicants for the admission intake will automatically be considered for the available CSP places.

Further information

This degree can be completed fully online.

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