Juris Doctor

Course Level Postgraduate Delivered by Open Universities Australia
Duration Flexible Study Mode Online
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Course overview

The RMIT Juris Doctor is a graduate law course that leads to entry into the legal profession. RMIT’s close connection to industry, the use of innovative online teaching methods and the incorporation of practice-based face-to-face sessions all contribute to offer students a flexible way to study law.

The RMIT JD is a versatile qualification for those seeking admission to the legal profession or for professionals who want to enhance their current career options.

Students can determine their own study load each session – perfect for those wishing to fast-track but also flexible for those wishing to combine study with work and family commitments.

With so many units in the course taught online, students have the convenience of studying at a time that suits them, wherever they are. Yet the course also provides the rich experience of face-to-face workshops, mock tribunals, moot court activities and mock negotiation activities across four of the units of the course.

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Juris Doctor students must successfully complete 16 core units and 8 electives for a total of 24 units.

Entry requirement

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than law.

Applicants must be: Australian citizens/Permanent residents, New Zealand citizens or a holder of either a Permanent Humanitarian or Temporary Protections Visa.

Applications cannot be accepted from International Students.

Applicants should include with their application, a current CV and a personal statement. We are particularly interested in any relevant work experience and other tertiary studies.

In-person or telephone interview of applicants may be conducted.

English Language Requirements

Students entering the Juris Doctor are required to have a high level of English proficiency. Legal study requires students to be able to research and analyse the law from primary resources, to apply the findings of such work to the solution of legal problems, and to be able to communicate the results of their learning, both orally and in writing.

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