This is a distinctive program for graduates of non-law disciplines (or non-Australian law degrees). It consists of compulsory and elective courses. Graduates complete all the academic courses required by Australian Legal Practitioners Admission Boards for admission to legal practice following completion of additional practical training. Students have access to dedicated JD courses and other courses offered as part of the LLM program. A small number of LLB electives can also be included in the program of study. The program can be studied either full or part-time with entry points in both First and Second semester.

Course Fee:

Australian: $92,304
International: $123,120

Entry Requirements:

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.5 / 7; English Language Admission Requirements; if applicants have more than one completed tertiary qualification, the GPA will be determined as the average of all tertiary qualifications


144 units: 15 compulsory courses (90 units); 8 law elective courses (48 units) including at least 3 masters law electives courses (18 units), a capstone course (6 units) and may include no more than 6 undergraduate law elective courses (36 units).

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The JD is recognised as the academic requirement to practice law in NSW and the ACT (and then reciprocal admission in other Australian jurisdictions). Students will be required to undertake practical legal training on completion the Juris Doctor to meet the professional Law requirements. This can be done through undertaking the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

Who for:

Graduates of other disciplines

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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

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