Find out more about Sydney Law School
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.
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
- 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.