Juris Doctor

RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)


About the Course

The Juris Doctor program is accredited by the Council of Legal Education (CLE) in Victoria as meeting the educational requirements for admission to practise as an Australian lawyer. You will be able to be admitted to practice after completing a recognised Practical Legal Training degree (6 months); or supervised workplace training with a law firm (12 months).

Learning activities and experiences in this degree include case-based learning with students encouraged to engage in critical discussion in seminars and online forums, supplemented by active, authentic experiential learning opportunities in various simulations that develop legal skills.

These simulations include writing briefs and other legal documents, mooting, interviewing, negotiation and mediation skills. These are integrated into most substantive law subjects to ensure that students develop the skills in close connection with the legal knowledge. Clinical legal education and industry placement opportunities are also available.

 Eligibility requirements for application to this degree

As a conversion course, the RMIT JD offers graduates the opportunity to change their career direction and enter the legal profession by adding a legal qualification to their undergraduate qualification. 

Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline except an LLB, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (out of 4.0)

Alternate Entry

Applicants with either an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline except an LLB with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0) may be considered for a full fee place when a personal statement is provided demonstrating evidence of significant interest or intended career progression in law.

Applications cannot be accepted from International Students.

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How To Apply

As long as you meet the eligibility requirements for this degree, you can apply online.


Career Outcomes

The Juris Doctor program is accredited by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board as meeting the educational requirements for admission to the Australian legal profession in Victoria as a lawyer.


Subjects

  • Introduction to the Australian Legal System
  • Law of Torts
  • Criminal Law
  • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
  • Jurisprudence
  • Fundamentals of Contract Law
  • Advanced Contract Law
  • Australian Company Law
  • International Law
  • Federal and State Constitutional Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Administrative law
  • Australian Property Law
  • Equity and trusts
  • Evidence
  • Legal Research


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