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  • Length 3 years full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Mode of delivery
    • Internal

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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.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please refer to the New Students - JD Students | ANU College of Law page. You will find all the information you require to activate your ANU email account, enrol into courses and our O ‘Week and induction session details.  

 

CREDIT/STATUS for PRIOR STUDY

Students who have undertaken previous study that is relevant to their current academic program can request to receive course credit based on their prior learning. University rules, policy and procedure relating to the granting credit is set out in the Coursework Awards RulePolicy: Credit and Procedure: Credit. For more information and how to apply, please refer to the ANU College of Law Application for Credit/Status.


Single degree

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 6 x unit 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

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Semester 2

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

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Semester 2

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

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Semester 1 in the following year

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

Semester 2

Semester 1 in the following year


Academic Advice

If you require further information or advice regarding your degree, please contact the College Student Administration Services Office
Ground floor 5 Fellows Rd
Telephone: +61 2 6125 3483Email: enquiries.law@anu.edu.au


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