Sydney Law School Teaching and Assessment Principles
Sydney Law School Teaching & Assessment Principles
Are you considering studying law at Sydney Law School? The application deadline is coming up soon—October 31!
When studying the Sydney JD, you will acquire a scholarly attitude to knowledge and understanding, demonstrated through inquiry, critique and synthesis. As a Sydney Juris Doctor student, you will have the capacity to
- articulate a synthesis of legal principles emerging through a series of cases;
- encapsulate the critical principles that emerge from complex legislation;
- inquire into and develop a perspective on the context in which law operates, or on the implications of law reform in particular sectors or issues in society; and
- evaluate the merits and shortcomings of law (as found in cases, legislation, international legal instruments, tribunal decisions and other sources), while making the basis of this evaluation transparent.
As a Sydney JD student, you are expected to articulate law in terms of the values it embodies and its social impact, both at a national and international level. You will develop an appreciation that law is a social construct that is capable of achieving both good and bad, in moral terms, and that law is capable of privileging particular philosophical and political positions. Further, you will develop a perspective that encompasses concerns at the local, national and global level.
Sydney Law School Juris Doctor
Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: March 2015
Application deadline: October 31, 2014
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