36 months
43900 AUD/year
42000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Juris Doctor program at Monash University is an intensive, graduate entry law degree designed for non-law graduates. The Monash JD recognises the specific needs of graduate entrants and teaches the knowledge and skills available only from one of Australia's leading law schools. We offer small class sizes and innovative teaching to promote interactivity and in depth learning. 

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The Juris Doctor program at Monash University  provides high quality graduate-level education in the theory and practice of the law. The course focuses on the knowledge, legal skills and professional ethics expected of legal practitioners. The flexible nature of the Monash JD allows you to tailor your workload to suit your professional and personal commitments.

Small seminar-style classes bring together passionate and dedicated individuals with diverse professional experiences in a stimulating and challenging environment.


Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that:

You will demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge that includes:

  • the fundamental areas of legal knowledge, the Australian legal system, and underlying principles and concepts, including international and comparative contexts
  • the broader contexts within which legal issues arise
  • the principles and values of justice and of ethical practice in lawyers' roles
  • contemporary developments in law, and its professional practice.

Programme Structure

The specialised knowledge and advanced skills are imparted in later year elective units.
  • Part A. Legal methodology and legal practice
  • Part B. Public law
  • Part C. Private law
  • Part D. Extending specialised knowledge and advanced skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International students can apply for a place anytime throughout the year.


144 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS: 094912D
  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7 point scale.
  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7 point scale and a LSAT score of 150+ (taken within 5 years prior to applying for admission).
  • An equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty.
  • Additional selection criteria:
  • Applicants who have not completed any formal study in the last eight years are required to submit a current curriculum vitae and a completed Monash JD personal statement..

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43900 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    42000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42000 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Fees for domestic students: Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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