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Juris Doctor

RMIT


About the Course

You will possess a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of the Australian legal framework and fundamental legal principles, an understanding of comparative and international legal systems, an understanding of the ethical framework in which the Australian legal system operates, and a fundamental knowledge of the extra-legal factors impinging upon the substantive law.

Learning activities and experiences in this course 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 units to ensure that students develop the skills in close connection with the legal knowledge. Clinical legal education and industry placement opportunities are also provided.

How To Apply

Apply online.


Assessment

Mixed


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..


Course Requirements

Australian Bachelor degree / Alternate entry


Subjects

  • Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods
  • 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 Project
  • Students mu

Career Opportunities

  • 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.



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