Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Harness the power of justice. Our society needs expert legal professionals who are passionate about creating a fairer world. This is your time to step up - and with La Trobe's Juris Doctor, you'll gain a truly global perspective on law. Learn from our expert academics when you enter our progressive and highly respected law school. This course is designed for students with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline - so it's perfect for anyone looking to start a career in law with a qualification that opens doors in the industry. Get a strong foundation in the core elements of law and explore the key principles of legal practice in Australia. Access valuable career opportunities, such as work placements and networking events.


Students must complete a total of 360 credit points across 3 years.


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Contract Law A
  • Contract Law B
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Legal Process, Methods and Institutions
  • Principles of Criminal Law
  • Principles of Tort Law
  • Property Law
  • Statutory Interpretation

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent). A grade point average (GPA) above 5.5 will receive an automatic offer. An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or approved equivalent qualification with at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5 on a 7 point scale and a personal statement. The personal statement should address reasons seeking to study law, relevant employment experience, relevant skills to enable the student to study law and evidence of contribution to the community.


The Juris Doctor course includes the subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to meet the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession in Victoria as an Australian lawyer. Admission to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Victoria also requires the completion of practical legal training via either a 12-month period of supervised legal training or completion of an approved practical legal training course (for example, at the Leo Cussen Institute or The College of Law). Candidates for admission to practice must also satisfy the Admissions Board that they are a fit and proper person to be admitted to practice. International students are advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by the relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice. International graduates require a relevant visa to complete a practical legal traineeship and a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. Please contact the Australian Department of Immigration for details. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. For further details, including admission to the legal profession and/or relevant visa requirements, please contact the professional body for details.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (City) International: $126,000 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (City).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Tuesday, Feb 28 2023

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