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  • Length 3 years full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
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  • Mode of delivery
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The Juris Doctor (JD) program requires completion of 144 units (24 courses) consisting of 15 compulsory courses (90 units) and 9 elective LAWS courses (54 units) of which at least 3 courses (18 units) must be LAWS 8000 level courses from an approved list and 1 course (6 units) must be completed from a list of approved capstone courses.

There will be an information session for new JD students as per the O’Week website.  We encourage all students to attend.  At this session you will be introduced to both the law school and to key staff members and you will receive information about the program. 

The College has recommended standard patterns of study for all of its programs.  The curriculum is planned on the assumption that the majority of students will enrol in these standard patterns.  These patterns are recommended for a number of reasons, including ensuring students have foundational understanding and prerequisite courses necessary to complete subsequent courses.

While full-time students will generally enrol in four 6xunit courses per semester, in their first semester, will enrol in only three courses. There is sufficient flexibility in the JD program to allow students to complete their degree in three years as the majority of research intensive postgraduate courses are taught intensively and/or outside of normal semester teaching periods. Some undergraduate elective courses may also be available over the summer or winter sessions.

Enrolment pattern for full-time JD Students commencing in Semester 1

Semester 1

LAWS6101 Foundations of Australian law

LAWS6103 Torts

LAWS6104 Contracts

Semester 2

LAWS6102 Lawyers Justice and Ethics

LAWS6105 Australian Public Law

LAWS6250 International Law

LAWS6249 Legal Theory

Enrolment pattern for part-time JD Students commencing in Semester 1

Semester 1

LAWS6101 Foundations of Australian law

LAWS6103 Torts

Semester 2

LAWS6102 Lawyers Justice and Ethics

LAWS6105 Australian Public Law

 

Enrolment pattern for full-time JD Students commencing in Semester 2

Semester 2

LAWS6101 Foundations of Australian law

LAWS6102 Lawyers Justice and Ethics

LAWS6104 Contracts

Semester 1 in the following year

LAWS6103 Torts

LAWS6105 Australian Public Law

LAWS6106 Criminal Law and Procedure

LAWS2203 Corporations

Enrolment pattern for part-time JD Students commencing in Semester 2

Semester 2

LAWS6101 Foundations of Australian law

LAWS6104 Contracts

Semester 1 in the following year

LAWS6103 Torts

LAWS6105 Australian Public Law


Foundations of Australian Law JD 2016 Semester 1: Important Note

In Semester 1 of 2016, the Foundations of Australian Law course for JD students (LAWS6101) will be run on a semi-intensive basis.  The course will span the first seven weeks of the semester.  There will be a one-off introductory lecture in week 1, which will be held on Monday, 15 February 2016 from 11am-12pm in the Law Link Theatre.  The introductory lecture will be recorded. 

 

Each week, there will be four hours of face-to-face class time (two seminars, each two hours in length) and approximately two hours of online study.  The seminars will commence in week 1 of the semester.  Seminars will not be recorded. 

 

Students will be able to enrol in a seminar group via the Foundations of Australian Law (LAWS6101) WATTLE site.  Seminar enrolment on WATTLE will open on Tuesday, 9 February 2016 at 10am.  Students enrolled in seminar group 1 will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-1pm. Those enrolled in seminar group 2 will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7pm. 

 

Seminar Group 1:

Weekly Seminar A: Tuesdays, 11am-1pm. Venue: LAWG21.

Weekly Seminar B: Thursdays, 11am-1pm. Venue: LAWG21.

 

Seminar Group 2:

Weekly Seminar A: Tuesdays, 5-7pm. Venue: LAWG21.

Weekly Seminar B: Thursdays, 5-7pm. Venue: LAWG21.

 

Contracts JD 2016 Semester 1: Important Note

In Semester 1 of 2016, the Contracts course for JD students (LAWS6104) will be run on a semi-intensive basis.  The course will run from weeks 4-13 of the semester.  From weeks 4-7, there will be two hours of face-to-face class time per week (one seminar, two hours in length – held on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm).  From weeks 8-13, there will be six hours of face-to-face class time per week (three seminars, each two hours in length – held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am-1pm).  In each week of the course, there will be approximately one hour of online study.  Note: There will only be one seminar group in Contracts.  Contracts seminars will be recorded. 

 

Seminars (weeks 4-7):

Wednesdays, 11am-1pm.  Venue: LAWG21.

 

Seminars (weeks 8-13):

Tuesdays, 11am-1pm. Venue: LAWG21.

Wednesdays, 11am-1pm.  Venue: LAWG21.

Thursdays, 11am-1pm.  Venue: LAWG21.

 

Students who are undertaking both Foundations of Australian Law (LAWS6101) (‘FAL’) and Contracts (LAWS6104) in semester 1, 2016 are strongly encouraged to enrol in the morning FAL seminars (Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-1pm).  Once the FAL course ends, Contracts seminars will then run at those times (Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-1pm), with the addition of a Wednesday 11am-1pm seminar each week.




Academic Advice

Contact the JD Program Administrator in the College Student Office at JDadmin.law@anu.edu.au or telephone (02) 61253483

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact JD Administrator at jdadmin.law@anu.edu.au

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