Sydney Law School Teaching and Assessment Principles

9 October 2014

Sydney Law School Teaching & Assessment Principles

Are you considering studying law at Sydney Law School? The application deadline is coming up soon—October 31!

Sydney Law School
Study law at the University of Sydney Law School!

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

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