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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $103,680
International: $136,800

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.

Structure:

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

Subjects you can Study:

Law

Further information:

This degree can be completed fully online.

Recognition:

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

Who for:

Graduates of other disciplines

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Related Careers:

Lawyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Full time 3 years

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Around 5,000 students live on campus in catered or self-catered residential halls and lodges; a much greater proportion than at any other Australian university.

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ANU is known for its high staff-to-student ratio, so you will get to know your teachers and they will get to know you too.

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You can choose from single degrees, Flexible Double Degrees, Flexible Vertical Double Degrees and research-intensive degrees; all designed so you can tailor your studies to suit your strengths, passions and career aspirations. 
 
As Australia’s only national university, we have unique relationships with government, business and other leading institutions around the globe. This gives you opportunities to gain real-world experience through internships in Australia and overseas, for example, through the Australian National Internships Program. You can also check out our international award-winning internship program for business and economics students.  
 
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Adding an international dimension to your studies is easy with exchange and study abroad opportunities available through over 170 ANU partners worldwide. 
 

 

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