- Length Only available part-time
- Minimum 144 Units
Designed for graduates of all disciplines, the ANU Juris Doctor Online (JDO) fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the Australian legal profession.
Students in the JDO will gain an advanced and integrated understanding of the Australian legal system, and its place in the wider world, through a unique Problem Based Learning approach that examines essential legal areas of knowledge in integrated ‘clusters’ of learning.
This degree is offered part-time, with three entry points each year. It comprises 12, compulsory sequenced courses, 7 elective courses, and a compulsory capstone project in the final year.
This innovative online program opens the doors of Australia’s national law school to Australian students around the world.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- apply an advanced body of legal knowledge in a range of contexts for professional practice in law, and as a pathway for further legal learning
- apply a body of legal knowledge that includes an extended understanding of recent developments in the discipline and professional legal practice
- apply knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to law and its professional practice
- exhibit cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice in law
- exhibit cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of legal knowledge or practice
- exhibit cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex legal ideas and concepts at an abstract level
- exhibit communication and technical legal research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
- exhibit technical and communication legal skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to legal professional practice
- demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative to new situations in legal professional practice and/or further learning
- demonstrate application of knowledge and skills with high level personal autonomy and accountability
- demonstrate application of knowledge and skills to plan and execute a substantial research-based legal project, capstone experience and/or professionally focussed project.
Further InformationWhile this version of the program is offered online, the ANU also offers a full-time Juris Doctor program on campus in Canberra.
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a:
- minimum GPA of 4.5 / 7.
If applicants have more than one completed tertiary qualification, the GPA will be determined as the average of all tertiary qualifications.
Applicants who have completed a law degree that leads to admission to practice in a ‘Common Law’ country, for example the UK, Ireland, India, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and Canada, are not eligible for admission.
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students
Please note that this program is only available part-time. The fees listed below are the full-time equivalent. The cost per course in 2017 is $4560.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
The Juris Doctor (Online) requires the completion of 144 units, which must consist of:
102 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
LAWS8701 Torts & Litigation & Dispute Management A
LAWS8702 Torts & Litigation & Dispute Management B
LAWS8703 Criminal Law & Procedure & Evidence A
LAWS8704 Criminal Law & Procedure & Evidence B
LAWS8705 Property Law & Contracts A
LAWS8706 Property Law & Contracts B
LAWS8707 Equity & Trusts & Corporations Law A
LAWS8708 Equity & Trusts & Corporations Law B
LAWS8709 Administrative Law & Commonwealth Constitutional Law A
LAWS8710 Administrative Law & Commonwealth Constitutional Law B
LAWS8711 Australian Public Law & International Law A
LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B
LAWS8713 Law Capstone Project
A minimum of 12 units from completion of further 6000-level and 8000-level courses in the subject area LAWS Law
A maximum of 36 units from completion of 4000-level courses in the subject area LAWS Law
Welcome to the ANU Juris Doctor Online.
ENROLLING IN YOUR FIRST JDO COURSE
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent a password that will allow you to enrol and access a range of university systems. You will use ISIS – the ANU Interactive Student Information System – to enrol in your online courses.
Log in to ISIS using your University ID and password. Note that you should enrol in all the courses you wish to study during a calendar year.
What do I enroll in?
If you are commencing in January:
Summer session (January): LAWS8701: Torts & Civil Litigation and Dispute Management A.
Winter session (August): LAWS8703 Criminal Law & Procedure & Evidence A
If you are commencing in May:
Autumn session (May): LAWS8701: Torts & Civil Litigation and Dispute Management A.
If you are commencing in August:
Winter session (August): LAWS8701: Torts & Civil Litigation and Dispute Management A.
LAST DAY TO ENROL AND CENSUS DATE
In 2017, JDO courses begin on 16 January (Summer), 8 May (Autumn) and 28 August (Winter).
To begin studying in January, you must enrol no later than Friday 13 January 2017.
To begin studying in May, you must enrol no later than Friday 5 May 2017.
To begin studying in August, you must enrol no later than Friday 25 August 2017.
Census is the last day to withdraw from a course without academic or financial penalty. You can find the Census date for a specific course by searching for it on Programs and Courses.
Wattle is your online campus – the learning environment where you’ll interact with fellow students and the teachers who’ll be supporting your study, and where you’ll find all the tools, texts and resources you need for online conferencing, discussions and debates, group work, and private study.
We contact all enrolled students when Wattle courses become available.
Use your University ID and password to log in to Wattle. Note that Wattle will ask for a ‘User Name’ – this is your University ID.
The ANU Juris Doctor Online program is made up of 13 compulsory courses (102 units) and 7 elective courses (42 units).
You must study the first 12 of these 13 compulsory courses in a specific order, and need to complete them before you can begin your elective courses.
Once you have completed the 12 compulsory courses above, you will be able to select from a large number of elective courses, including those offered online and on-campus. You can find further details of what elective courses are available by checking the Masters Timetable [PDF; 258kb].
The final compulsory course is LAWS8713 Law Capstone Project. Allowing you to undertake a substantial individual research project that addresses a complex problem of your choice, the course offers an exciting opportunity to bring together the knowledge you have gained through the ANU Juris Doctor Online.