Juris Doctor

Study Area


Study Level



The University of New South Wales



Course Detail



Intake Time

February, September

Standard Duration

3 Years

About the Course

The Juris Doctor is a professional, postgraduate level law degree for graduates of disciplines other than law, or with a law degree from an overseas institution. It is your pathway to admission to legal practice, as well as a wide range of careers in government, legal and social policy, international relations and business. In this three-year degree you will study 16 compulsory law courses, seven elective law courses and one prescribed elective, which cover the areas of study prescribed by the Legal Profession Admission Board. Your study will take place in student-focused seminars, facilitating debate and discussion that is pivotal to any legal vocation, and may include internships, clinics or other experiential learning. Upon your completion of this degree you will have a sound knowledge base in the discipline of Law, enabling you to proceed to the practice of law or professional work in many areas.


Average Score


7.0 overall (min 6.0 in each subtest)

Background Requirements


The University of New South Wales

Institute Ranking

#44 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #4 in Australia

Program Ranking

#3 in Australia for Law and Legal Studies, #14 in the world. *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020