Juris Doctor 36 months Postgraduate Program By The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) |Top Universities
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Program overview

Main Subject

Law and Legal Studies

Degree

JD

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

Blended

The Juris Doctor is a professional, postgraduate level law degree for graduates of disciplines other than law, or with a law degree from an overseas institution. It is your pathway to admission to legal practice, as well as a wide range of careers in government, legal and social policy, international relations and business.

UNSW pioneered sutudent-focused, seminar-style teaching in Australian legal education, which facilitates debate and interactive discussion. You'll have access to unique work experience opportunities, including placements in the faculty's clinics and centres, such as the Kingsford Legal Centre, the on-campus community legal centre servicing the local community.

Program overview

Main Subject

Law and Legal Studies

Degree

JD

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

Blended

The Juris Doctor is a professional, postgraduate level law degree for graduates of disciplines other than law, or with a law degree from an overseas institution. It is your pathway to admission to legal practice, as well as a wide range of careers in government, legal and social policy, international relations and business.

UNSW pioneered sutudent-focused, seminar-style teaching in Australian legal education, which facilitates debate and interactive discussion. You'll have access to unique work experience opportunities, including placements in the faculty's clinics and centres, such as the Kingsford Legal Centre, the on-campus community legal centre servicing the local community.

Admission requirements

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Entry into the UNSW JD is based on academic merit. Students must have completed a tertiary qualification at Bachelor, Masters or PhD level in a discipline other than law, or a degree in law from an overseas institution. There are no additional selection criteria.

Domestic Applicants

UNSW offers domestic applicants both Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) and full-fee places in the JD. CSP are offered to the most competitive applicants and the remaining eligible applicants will be offered a full-fee place in the JD program. You should list both CSP and full-fee codes in your UAC preferences if you wish to be considered for both places.

As a guide, to be competitive for a CSP, you would have achieved at least a distinction average in your Bachelor or Masters degree. Your eligibility may be improved if you have completed an optional honours year or research degree. To be competitive for a full-fee place, you would have achieved at least a credit average.

If you’re in your final year and about to complete your bachelor's degree, please refer to the UAC guide for Admission Requirement Deadlines.

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