UNSW Australia

Faculty of Law

Juris Doctor (JD)


UNSW Sydney, NSW

Sydney, New South 2052


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Juris Doctor

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The UNSW JD is nationally and internationally recognized as a graduate level law degree and can be used as a basis for seeking admission to the legal profession in Australia and overseas. The UNSW JD allows you to study law at a postgraduate level which reflects the maturity and proven proficiency with tertiary study demonstrated by graduates. The program consists of 16 compulsory courses and one prescribed elective (from a choice of three), which provide comprehensive knowledge of the many areas of law that are fundamental to legal practice and an understanding of the legal system. You then choose seven elective courses from a wide range on offer each semester. These electives include the opportunity for high-level experience of legal practice in the form of internships, clinical practice at our Kingsford Legal Centre, national and international mooting competitions, short courses overseas studying the legal systems of specific countries, and our international exchange program which allows you to go on exchange to one of our 50 partner law schools around the world. Career Opportunities Our graduates work in Australia and all over the world as solicitors and barristers, as in-house lawyers in the corporate and government sectors, policy and legislative advisors or researchers, prosecutors or public defenders in the criminal justice system, as lawyers in community legal centres or working in non-government organizations focusing on particular issues or rights.


The UNSW JD is accredited by the Legal Professional Admission Board and satisfies the academic component for admission to practice as a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of NSW. To practice law in other countries you must satisfy the academic and accreditation criteria in the particular jurisdiction.Always refer to the relevant authority or admitting body in that country or state.

International Student Requirements:

Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline other than law. Those with a law degree from a different legal system may also apply.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Non-U.S. Higher Ed. Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

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