Monash University

Juris Doctor

Graduate

Details

University Location Melbourne, Victoria
City Population 4.8 Million
Student Population 73,800
Int'l Student Population 19,075
Main Campus Clayton
Program Campus City
Program Duration 3 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $43,900 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake January, May, and August
Next Available Intake August 2019
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*

Overview

The Faculty of Law at Monash University has one of the largest law libraries in Australia and a moot court designed as a real courtroom for practicing trial work.

Monash Law School offers high-quality teaching by leading academics and practitioners who are experts in the teaching of law and legal practice. Additionally, the Monash Juris Doctor offers an interactive learning environment, small class sizes, and innovative teaching.

Program

The Monash JD is designed to equip you with basic legal knowledge and skills that are required for admission to legal practice with the opportunity to develop specialized knowledge in areas of law of your choice. The basic knowledge is imparted through three broad themes:

  • Legal methodology and legal practice
  • Public law
  • Private law

The specialized knowledge and advanced skills are imparted in later-year elective units.

The Monash JD comprises 24 units, taught in a small, seminar-style format that facilitates interactive learning and lively class debate. The program is taught in trimesters at the Monash University Law Chambers (city campus), in the heart of Melbourne’s Central Business District and legal precinct.

Clinical Legal Education
When you join Monash Law, you have the opportunity to provide expert legal help to those who would otherwise slip through the cracks. Clinical legal education not only develops practical legal skills for students, but also increases access to legal services and justice for people from adverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.

Want to know what’s really great? You can help the community while learning invaluable practical legal skills, gaining work experience (great for your CV), and you can do all this for credit toward your law degree. Monash is the first law school in Australia to offer a guarantee like this for its students.

Monash Clinical Guarantee
Monash guarantees their law students a place in the clinical legal education program to build their knowledge, experience, and confidence. From 2018, Monash Law has offered a guaranteed clinical education experience for all students who wish to incorporate a practical component credited toward their Monash Law degree.

The Clinical Legal Education (CLE) gives Monash Law students the opportunity to work in real community law clinics, which are operated by (or in association with) Monash Law. CLE places you with real clients who are seeking legal advice for the array of problems life can throw at you.

Working under the supervision of expert lawyers, Monash Law students learn new skills outside of the classroom; practical skills, including client relations and how to navigate the legal system.

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed undergraduate degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.0 on a 7.0 scale or above to apply.

or

You must have a completed undergraduate degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 4.0 on a 7.0 scale, and an LSAT score of 150+ (taken within the last 5 years prior to applying for admission).

 

Admission Timeline

*Applications are assessed on a rolling-admissions basis and are assessed as they are received. While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to submit your application a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

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“…great networking opportunities”

The small cohort, and how you get to know everyone by name. It is located in the heart of the legal precinct and gives great networking opportunities for that reason.

Monash University Safia E
Law
Monash University, 2019

“The school has a peer mentor program which I really like. It’s great to have a student ahead of you that you can ask for guidance from.”

I only have good things to say about my program so far. The class sizes are great and the school really eases you into the program. I find that everything is really manageable so far. The school has a peer mentor program which I really like. It's great to have a student ahead of you that you can ask for guidance from.

Monash University Simran S.
Monash University, 2018