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Macquarie University Law School

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Macquarie University Law School in Australia

Program Overview - Juris Doctor (JD)

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University and Faculty: Macquarie University
Faculty of Arts
Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
University Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
City Population: 4.6 million
Student Population: 38,747
Campus Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Program Duration: 3 years
Semester Intake: February and July each year
Next Intake: July 2017
Est. Annual Tuition: $35,616 AUD (2016)

Launching in 2014, Macquarie Law School’s three-year Juris Doctor is a postgraduate qualification in law that will prepare students for a range of legal professions in Australia and globally.

Macquarie University's Juris Doctor (JD) program continues the law school’s tradition of providing interdisciplinary perspectives on the study of law. Students will not only know what the law is, but also discover its origins, assess its effectiveness and consider the need for reform.

A Macquarie University law degree prepares graduates to enter the legal profession, and allows students to take advantage of the expanding range of opportunities that a law degree can offer. Through both prescribed and elective units, Macquarie's JD covers all major areas of law, including established areas such as constitutional law, international law, contract law and family law and areas of contemporary concern such as consumer law, environmental law, health law and information technology law.

Key features of the Macquarie Juris Doctor Program

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the Australian legal system, including an international law perspective
  • Gain the analytical, writing and advocacy skills required in the legal environment
  • Enhance your degree with our Participation and Community Engagement program which integrates learning with workplace experience
  • Opportunity to accelerate the rate of completion of your degree through summer session offerings
  • Possibility of specialisation in international law, environmental law, corporate and commercial law and social justice

 

Unique Features of the Program

Macquarie University encourages critical thinking and creative learning via their law degree, and wants their graduates to not only to learn what the law is, but to ask deeper questions: Why is the law as it is, and how could it be different? Their aim is to provide their students with a sound knowledge of legal principles, together with the vital critical and analytic skills to really understand them: their history, their meaning, and their effect.

 

Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

The Juris Doctor (JD) provides the appropriate qualification for admission to practice as a lawyer throughout Australia. If you complete a Macquarie law degree, you are eligible to apply to practise law in Canada. It is imperative that you understand the requirements and procedures associated with entering the legal profession in Canada. Contact OzTREKK for resource information regarding accreditation.

 

Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

To be eligible to apply, applicants must have the following:

  • Completed or be completing an undergraduate degree
  • Achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average (cGPA) of 2.5/4.00 ( approx. 65%)

OzTREKK recommends that you apply for this program if you have achieved a minimum cGPA 70% cumulative average, or above. Please note that this is a minimum average to be eligible to apply and that your application outcome will be determined by Macquarie University Law School. Please note that the applicant's cumulative average will be taken into consideration.

Macquarie University does not require the LSAT for entry.

 

Total Number of Places in the Program: no set quota

Application Deadline: There is no official application deadline. OzTREKK recommends that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Shannon Tilston

 
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