Melbourne Law School welcomes new JD students

5 March 2015

Melbourne Law School was delighted to welcome over 340 JD first-year students recently, as they begin their journey in the study of law.
The Melbourne Law School has been abuzz as students get to know each other at Orientation and their first class in the subject Legal Method and Reasoning.

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Associate Professor Alison Duxbury, Associate Dean (JD), welcomed the students at Orientation, and advised them “to get involved in classes and extracurricular activities and enjoy the experience of learning a new discipline.”
The Melbourne University Law Students’ Society (MULSS) offered advice to their new friends, with which included tips based on their own experiences as students. President of MULSS, Matthew Pierri, expressed the importance of a healthy study balance as well as keeping an open mind.
“Give yourself time to adapt to law school, and always make time for yourself and your friends. Your first year of studying law is an incredibly steep learning curve, so ask lots of questions, keep things in perspective and try to enjoy the experience. Keep an open mind and be generous with your knowledge. The best education is more than just academic,” said Mr Pierri.
Class photos of the new  Melbourne JD students—including two OzTREKK students—are available on the official Melbourne Law School Facebook page.

Melbourne Law School Juris Doctor Program

Program: Juris Doctor
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years (standard course structure); 2 or 2.5 years (accelerated course structure)
Application deadline: International applicants are assessed on an ongoing basis throughout the year until November 30. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application 4-8 weeks from the date of submission.

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