University of Sydney
AUD 54,000 / per year
14 Jan 2024
Earliest start date
As one of Australia's most reputable graduate entry degrees, the Juris Doctor is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) and meets the academic requirements to practise law in the State of New South Wales.
This course is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of NSW (LPAB) and graduates are eligible to practise law in New South Wales.
Upon admission as a lawyer, you are also eligible for admission in other Australian states and territories, either directly or under the Mutual Recognition Scheme. This course can be used as a basis for seeking admission in many law jurisdictions overseas. Please check with the jurisdiction in which you wish to practice.
Why study with us?
Strong legal education
At the Sydney Law School you’ll acquire a strong legal education and be well prepared for practice in the profession should you choose that career path. You will develop critical thinking skills, the capacity for deep, evidence-based analysis and problem solving, and a thorough grounding in professional ethics.
You will learn from acclaimed legal educators, world-renowned researchers and venerated practitioners. We also attract the involvement of prominent international scholars and leaders in the judiciary and government.
Internationally recognised law school
At Sydney Law School, you will become part of a highly regarded group of international law schools that includes Oxford and Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and Tsinghua in Beijing, China where we have exclusive arrangements in place.
Along with student exchange program opportunities, and access to a range of offshore units of study, our JD and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) are the only Australian law degrees that require you to complete two units of study in international law.
Get involved in social justice activities
Through our social justice activities, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a valuable clinical placement in one of our partner community legal centres or organisations.
The Juris Doctor provides a pathway into the law profession for graduates with non-law degrees or for those with law degrees from overseas.
Scholarships and Funding
International student scholarships
For students from other countries
Whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate coursework student, or a postgraduate researcher, we have an array of scholarships that could be right for you.
Bachelors and honours
We're dedicated to supporting you throughout your time at university and offer a variety of scholarships for international undergraduate students.
We're eager to help you take the next step in your career and have a wide range of scholarship options to support your postgraduate study.
Postgraduate research – international
We're committed to fostering the best and brightest researchers, and have a wide range of scholarship options to support international research students.
Sydney Law School
We have a range of scholarships for international students studying for an undergraduate degree in law.
What you’ll study
The Juris Doctor is a graduate entry professional law degree that provides a pathway into the law profession for graduates from non-law backgrounds or for people with law degrees from overseas.
While focusing on international, comparative and transnational aspects of law, this course will develop your critical analytical, research, writing, communication and advocacy skills to prepare you for legal practice.
You will complete core units that cover the prescribed Academic Areas of Knowledge required for admission to legal practice, and elective units including at least one jurisprudence elective.
Program Tuition Fee
This qualification opens up a broad range of career options. You may wish to practise as a solicitor or barrister or outside the legal profession as a corporate counsel, business strategist, government policy advisor or entrepreneur.
Our graduates work in a wide variety of organisations from large international organisations such as the United Nations or the World Bank to small community legal services.