- Length 3 year full-time
- Minimum 144 Units
The Juris Doctor requires the completion of 144 units, of which:
144 units must come from completion of courses from the subject area LAWS Law
A maximum of 36 units may come from completion of 2000-, 3000- and 4000-level courses
24 units from completion of courses from the following list:
LAWS6101 Foundations of Australian Law
LAWS6102 Lawyers, Justice and Ethics
LAWS6105 Australian Public Law
66 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
LAWS6106 Criminal Law and Procedure
LAWS6201 Administrative Law
LAWS6202 Commonwealth Constitutional Law
LAWS6203 Corporations Law
LAWS6205 Equity and Trusts
LAWS6244 Litigation and Dispute Management
LAWS6249 Legal Theory
LAWS6250 International Law
A minimum of 6 units from completion of one capstone course from the following list:
LAWS6010 Jessup Moot
LAWS6230 Law Internship
LAWS6240 Special Law Elective 4: International Social Justice Clinic
LAWS6267 Clinical Youth Law Program
LAWS6268 Community Law Clinical Program
LAWS6278 Indigenous Community Legal Clinic
LAWS6281 Environmental Law Clinical Program
LAWS6284 Public Interest Law Clinical Program
LAWS6301 Myanmar Clinical Program
LAWS6302 International Law Clinical Program
LAWS6304 Prison Legal Literacy Clinic
LAWS6307 Legal Education for True Justice: Indigenous Perspectives and Deep Listening on Country
LAWS6700 Law Capstone Project
LAWS6310 Australian National Law Internships Program B (Graduate)
LAWS6311 Australian National Law Internships Program A (Graduate)
LAWS6313 Kimberley Aboriginal Justice Clinic
LAWS8301 Graduate Research Unit
LAWS8458 International Organisations (Geneva)
A minimum of 18 units from completion of 8000-level courses in the following subject areas:
LEGM Legal Practice MLP
|Year 1 48 units||LAWS6101 Foundations of Australian Law 6 units||LAWS6103 Torts 6 units||LAWS6104 Contracts 6 units||Full-time students undertake 3 compulsory courses in their first semester. An additional Law Elective will need to be taken in a later year, during an intensive session or semester, to complete the degree in 3 years. 6 units|
|LAWS6102 Lawyers, Justice and Ethics 6 units||LAWS6105 Australian Public Law 6 units||LAWS6250 International Law 6 units||LAWS6249 Legal Theory 6 units|
|Year 2 48 units||LAWS6106 Criminal Law and Procedure 6 units||LAWS6201 Administrative Law 6 units||LAWS6203 Corporations Law 6 units||Law Elective 6 units|
|LAWS6202 Commonwealth Constitutional Law 6 units||Law Elective 6 units||Law Elective 6 units||Law Elective 6 units|
|Year 3 48 units||LAWS6204 Property 6 units||LAWS6244 Litigation and Dispute Management 6 units||Law Elective 6 units||Law Elective 6 units|
|LAWS6205 Equity and Trusts 6 units||LAWS6207 Evidence 6 units||Law Elective 6 units||Law Elective 6 units|
At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.
If applicants have more than one completed tertiary qualification, the GPA will be determined by the highest GPA of all completed qualifications
In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.
Academic achievement & English language proficiency
The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.
However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes.
If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:
• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.
Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.
Further information: English Language Requirements for Admission
As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.
Assessment of qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.
Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
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- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)
The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.
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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 ANU JD is a distinctive program for graduates of non-law disciplines (or non-Australian law degrees). The program 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 Semester 1 and Second semester.
ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.
We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.
Juris Doctor (JD) graduates may find work either in areas where a law degree is a professional requirement or more general fields in which law is especially useful. A Law degree (JD) would normally be a requirement for the following occupations: a Barrister or Solicitor in professional practice; a Legal Officer in government departments or private enterprise; a Corporate Legal Officer in private industry, commerce and finance; community legal work; law teaching and academic research; a Judge's Associate, and legal journalism. To practice as a Barrister or Solicitor graduates must complete professional training such as the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at ANU. More general fields of employment include: the Australian Foreign Service; industrial relations; social welfare; government administration; business management; lobbying; media; public relations; law librarianship; court reporting; environmental agencies; technology and communications; and Federal and State police forces.
Upon successful completion of the Juris Doctor, graduates will be able 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.
From Semester 1 2020, the online delivery mode for all compulsory courses in the ANU college of Law Juris Doctor will be phased out. From semester one 2024, all compulsory courses in the ANU college of Law Juris Doctor will be delivered on-campus only. Information on JD Online Course Offerings
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.
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 Rule, Policy: Credit and Procedure: Credit. For more information and how to apply, please refer to the ANU College of Law Application for Credit/Status.
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
- 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
Enrolment pattern for full-time JD Students commencing in Semester 2
Semester 1 in the following year
- LAWS6103 Torts
- LAWS6105 Australian Public Law
- LAWS6106 Criminal Law and Procedure
- LAWS6203 Corporations
Enrolment pattern for part-time JD Students commencing in Semester 2
Semester 1 in the following year
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