Find out more about Sydney Law School

12 May 2015

Sydney Law School is Australia’s first. Since its inception, it has been at the forefront of developments associated with both the teaching and research of law. Its strong sense of commitment to the fundamentals of law is combined with a commitment to innovation and the exploration of issues at the cutting edge.

University of Sydney Law School
University of Sydney Law School

Its programs and degrees are of outstanding quality in depth and breadth. Sydney Law School graduates go on to excel at the highest levels of postgraduate study at the world’s leading education institutions, and in their chosen careers across many fields of human endeavour.

Sydney Law School Juris Doctor (JD) Program

The JD is the university’s graduate-entry law degree. It provides a world-class legal education that prepares students for the global and international environment in which they will provide legal advice.
Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: The University of Sydney generally has an application deadline of October 31 for the following March start date.

Entry Requirements for the University of Sydney JD Program

To be eligible to apply to the Sydney Law School JD, you must have the following:

  • Completed an undergraduate degree;
  • Achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average (cGPA) of at least 3.0/4.0

The university recommends that you apply for this program if you have achieved a minimum cGPA of 3.0/4.0. Please note that this is a minimum average to be eligible to apply and that your application outcome will be determined by the Sydney Law School. Successful applicants who receive an offer of admission to the JD program normally achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. As a Canadian, please remember there is no standardized GPA scale used by Canadian universities. A 3.0 is normally a B, but it is difficult to pinpoint the minimum percentage grade required for entry into this program, as grading systems differ at post-secondary institutions in Canada.
In addition to your undergraduate university transcripts, you may also submit your high school transcript for assessment. If you submit both your undergraduate and your high school transcripts for assessment, you will be assessed on the basis of 25% recognized high school qualification + 75% tertiary grade point average for a completed degree.

Apply now to  the University of Sydney Law School JD Program!


For more information about law school entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Law Schools in Australia page.

Do you have any questions about studying law at the University of Sydney? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston for more information about how to apply to Sydney’s JD program: or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.