|University and Faculty:||The University of Melbourne
Faculty of Law
|University Location:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|City Population:||4 million|
|Campus Location:||Parkville, downtown Melbourne|
3 years (standard course structure)
2 or 2.5 years (accelerated course structure)
|Semester Intake:||February each year|
|Next Intake:||February 2014|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$34,944 AUD (2014)|
|Est. Total Tuition:||$110,162 AUD (based on 2014 fees)|
The University of Melbourne Law School offers the Juris Doctor, J.D., which is a graduate law degree of global standard. It leads to admission to practise throughout Australia and gives graduates the skills to take on the world.
Melbourne Law School is housed in an ultra-modern, stand-alone building in University Square, the university's burgeoning knowledge precinct. It contains state-of-the-art technology for staff and students, outstanding research facilities, an award-winning moot court, superb conference facilities, and purpose-built teaching spaces. Its Legal Research Centre spans three floors of the Law School building, and contains a rich legal collection comprising more than 180,000 volumes of reports, legislation, legal journals and treatises. The LRC also subscribes to major English language databases and has a permanent exhibition of rare books. It provides access to a wide range of the latest electronic resources for teaching and research today.
Melbourne approaches teaching and research in law in a way that is outward looking and internationally focused. The JD curriculum is designed to anticipate developments in law in an age of globalization. Melbourne participates in a range of international networks that is second to none, through formal institutional arrangements and the international connections of its staff. The Melbourne student body is extraordinarily diverse, coming from all regions of the world. Each year, Melbourne is host to a wide range of international visitors, who teach in its programs, engage in collaborative research with its staff, make public presentations of various kinds or simply use its outstanding facilities.
The standard course structure for the Melbourne JD entails three full years of study. This law course may be accelerated by undertaking subjects in the summer and winter breaks, with the approval of the Faculty of Law. The accelerated course structure would entail two full calendar years and two months of study.
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The Law School at the University of Melbourne has offered the Melbourne JD since 2000, which set a benchmark for legal education in Australia. The curriculum has been developed specifically for graduates and the course is structured and taught in a way that is suitable for graduates.
The maximum class size is 60 and in many subjects it is smaller, to enhance the opportunities for interaction between students and teachers and among students themselves.
Every student who applies (and accepts) via OzTREKK and commences his/her studies at an OzTREKK Australian university will receive a $500 scholarship from OzTREKK.
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A Melbourne JD application must include a personal statement of up to 850 words. It should emphasize any aspect of your personal history that may enhance your application, including extracurricular activity, community involvement, work experience, caregiver responsibilities, relevant personal characteristics and any outstanding achievements. Statements should be typewritten; the pages should be numbered; and the applicant's name and date of birth should appear on each page.
Students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing the Melbourne JD program.
Total Number of Places in the Program: no set quota
International Student Application Deadline: November 30, 2013 (Applications are closed.)
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Shannon Tilston