• 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.

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



Academic Advice

Contact the Student Administration Team at enquiries.law@anu.edu.au or telephone (02) 61253483

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