36 months
30000 AUD/year
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The Juris Doctor from University of Canberra is a Masters level law degree designed for those who have already completed a Bachelor's degree in another discipline.   

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The Juris Doctor from University of Canberra will allow students to complete their law degree in minimum time. With an emphasis on practical legal problem-solving, the Juris Doctor will ground legal education in the broader social and economic context and support students' development as socially responsible and ethical professionals. 

With small class sizes and highly qualified and experienced staff, students will be encouraged to develop their advocacy abilities and legal skills, while understanding their connections to the theory and history of law. They will apply their talents in the real world, with opportunities to complete a law internship and/or international study through linkages with law firms, government and non-government agencies and overseas universities.  

Students can also tailor their individual program of study by selecting from a variety of electives from different areas of law.

The UC Juris Doctor has professional accreditation with the Supreme Court of the ACT and the State of New South Wales.

Career opportunities

  • Lawyer
  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Magistrate
  • Judge
  • Judge's associate
  • Legal officer


The Juris Doctor is accredited for admission to legal practice throughout Australia under the reciprocal recognition scheme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Law and Justice
  • Dispute Management 
  • Lawyers and Professional Responsibility  
  • Contract Law 
  • Torts Law 
  • Criminal Law and Procedure 
  • Constitutional Law 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in any discipline, with a GPA of at least 5/7.

Tuition Fee

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    30000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30000 AUD per year during 36 months.


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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