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Monash University Law School

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Monash University Law School in Australia

Program Overview - Juris Doctor (JD)

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University and Faculty: Monash University
Faculty of Law
Program: Master of Laws (Juris Doctor)
University Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
City Population: 4 million
Student Population: 67,076
Campus Location: Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne, Victoria
Program Duration: 3 years (accelerated option: a minimum of 2.5 years)
Semester Intake: January, May and August of each year
Next Intake: January 2018
Est. Annual Tuition: $40,900 AUD (2016)

Monash University Law School has been welcoming international students into its Juris Doctor (JD) program since 2008.

The Faculty of Law at Monash University is one of the largest and most prestigious law schools in Australia, providing legal education and training to more than 2,700 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Monash JD is a graduate law degree designed to teach the knowledge and skills required to practice law. This innovative law degree recognizes the needs of graduates who wish to study law, providing the transferable skills and knowledge only a law degree from one of Australia's leading universities can provide.

The Monash JD comprises 24 units, taught in a small, seminar-style format that facilitates interactive learning and lively class debate. The program is taught in trimesters at the Monash University Law Chambers (city campus), in the heart of Melbourne's Central Business District and legal precinct.

Each trimester in the program runs for approximately 12 teaching weeks. Standard progression takes three to four years for local Australian students, who want to engage in paid work while studying; however, an intensive program can be completed in just two and a half years by full-time students, including international students.

 

Unique Features of the Program

The Faculty of Law at Monash University has one of the largest law libraries in Australia. It also has a moot court designed as a real courtroom for practicing trial work.

Monash Law School offers high-quality teaching by leading academics and practitioners, who are experts in the teaching of law and legal practice. Additionally, the JD program offers an interactive learning environment, small class sizes and innovative teaching.

The Monash JD program is unique as it allows students to undertake up to six elective units from the extensive Monash Law master's program once the compulsory units have been completed. This allows students to tailor their degree and choose units that complement their interests and professional aspirations while ensuring graduates are well-rounded professionals with the core skills required to follow a wide range of legal and professional career paths.

 

Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

The law courses at Monash University Law School are accredited for the purpose of admission to practice as a barrister or solicitor in the State of Victoria. The courses are also accepted for admission in many other Australian and international jurisdictions, including Singapore and Malaysia.

If you complete a Monash law degree, you are eligible to apply to practice 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

  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • Applicants with a minimum, cumulative average of 75 percent and above in their university studies, as well as work/life experience, will be considered for admission.
  • Please note that each applicant's average is calculated over all years of university study. Monash University does not require the LSAT for entry in the Juris Doctor program.
  • Work experience is not required for admission.
  • OzTREKK also recommends that students submit a resume and/or a personal statement along with their application.
  • Interviews may be conducted if a candidate meets the academic requirements. If an interview is required, it will be held via teleconferencing by the JD assessment team.
  • Students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing the Monash JD program.
 

Total Number of Places in the Program: no set quota

Application Deadline: Generally assessed on a rolling admissions basis; the sooner you apply the better.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Molly Mahon

 
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