Apply to Australian Law Schools!

8 May 2015

As a Canadian seeking to become qualified to practice law, you have a range of study options abroad. As Commonwealth nations, the Australian and Canadian systems are based on English common law, and Australian Law Schools provide a solid foundation for students planning to practice law in Canada (with the exception of Quebec).

Australian Law Schools in Australia
Bond Law School’s Moot Court

Our aim is to assist you in choosing the best Australian Law School for you. If at any time you need assistance with the application process, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada)!

What is the difference between the LLB and the JD?

The Bachelor of Laws and the Juris Doctor are both professionally recognized degrees. Both LLB and JD programs educate students to practice law and allow them to apply for registration in Canada. The main difference is that the LLB is offered at the undergraduate level, and the JD is offered at the postgraduate level. LLB students can study the program directly from high school or after having completed post-secondary studies, while the JD or graduate-entry LLB requires a completed bachelor degree for admission.
At some Australian Law Schools, JD programs are fast-tracked, so that you can complete them in two calendar years, as opposed to a three-year, graduate-entry LLB. Entry requirements for JD programs can be more competitive, especially as they become more popular with North American students. At universities where both a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Laws are offered, students who have already completed an undergraduate degree normally apply for the postgraduate professional qualification (JD).
OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools offer either a graduate-entry LLB or JD, and most offer an undergraduate-entry LLB. Click on the links below to find out more about the university’s law program.

Find out more about these undergraduate-entry law programs

Find out more about these graduate-entry law programs


Would you like more information about applying to a law school in Australia? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston by emailing or by calling 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).