Macquarie University

Juris Doctor

Graduate

Details

University Location North Ryde, New South Wales
City Population 6 million
Student Population 44,000
Int'l Student Population 10,000
Main Campus North Ryde
Program Campus North Ryde, Sydney
Program Duration 3 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $44,500 AUD (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February & July
Next Available Intake February 2024
Application Deadline No set deadline*

Overview

Established as a foundational discipline of the university in the 1970s, Macquarie Law School is one of Australia’s premier law schools.

Real-world, hands-on experience
You’ll have the opportunity to undertake internships and work placements in a range of legal settings in Australia and overseas through their unique law PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program.

PACE units at Macquarie Law School provide students with a competitive edge in the job market, building interpersonal skills and connecting motivated, capable, and work-ready students with local, regional and international partners, exposing them to a new professional network and allowing them to demonstrate real-world experience in the application of law across government, corporate, not-for-profit and industry sectors.

PACE units provide opportunities for

  • workplace experience
  • community projects
  • legal policy drafting
  • legal reform reviews
  • preparing case briefings
  • communication and education about legal issues

World-class facilities
Study with the advantages of Macquarie University’s high-tech library and innovative MUSE study space, and opportunities for practical experience in the Social Justice Clinic. Macquarie’s brand-new Michael Kirby Building will soon unite cutting-edge facilities, industry partners, and more under one roof. The development of Macquarie’s stunning new law school building (opening 2024) embodies a bold vision for a new world of legal education.

Macquarie University Law Society (MULS)
Macquarie University Law Society (MULS) is a student-run body for all law students at Macquarie University. MULS has existed for more than 40 years, and the benefits it provides to students are a testament to the hard work of previous and current Executive Councils.

Program

Macquarie’s three-year Juris Doctor degree excels in hands-on, real-world experience and allows graduates to go on and complete qualifications for admission to the legal profession.

The Juris Doctor will prepare you for a range of careers, as well as satisfy the educational requirements to become a legal practitioner. It continues Macquarie’s tradition of providing interdisciplinary and contextual perspectives on the study of law.

Become a change-maker of the future
Join graduates known for being versatile professionals with a realistic understanding of the issues that bind the world together.

Join a distinguished and global alumni network
Become a distinguished alum alongside leading judges, lawyers, diplomats, executives, and public servants when you graduate.

Enjoy small class sizes and dedicated postgraduate classes
Be supported to succeed throughout your degree and beyond graduation.

Learn about the law in its broader context
Look beyond the law as a set of rules and procedures, but instead as something that has the power to shape and change lives.

Macquarie University Law Society
Macquarie University Law Society (MULS) is a student-run body for all law students at Macquarie University. MULS has existed for more than 40 years, and the benefits it provides to students are a testament to the hard work of previous and current executive councils.

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
​You must have a completed undergraduate degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7/4.0 (approximately 70%+) or above to apply. Please note that this is a minimum average to be eligible to apply and that your application outcome will be determined by the Macquarie Law School.

Important: Although Macquarie offers both online and in person studies, you must complete most of your program in person, which is referred to as “Day Courses.”

The NCA requires two-thirds of an applicant’s law degree to be obtained through in-person instruction or instruction involving direct interaction between instructor and students. It is your responsibility to contact your provincial regulatory body to ensure you are familiar with the process to practice law in Canada.

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to apply a minimum of 3 months prior to the program start date.