Monash Juris Doctor domestic applications guide

The Monash JD is now taking applications for 2017 intakes.

Monash JD Entry Requirements

Monash JD minimum entry requirements

In order to apply for the Monash JD you must meet one of the following three entry requirements.

Qualifications

An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7 point scale, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

Or

An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7 point scale and LSAT score of 150+ (taken within 5 years prior to applying for admission).

Or

If, in addition to a bachelor degree (or equivalent) the applicant has incomplete studies in a law admission degree course, a minimum GPA of 5.0 on a 7 point scale in the law studies, with no fail result in the final year, is required. Credit for prior studies, up to a maximum of 48 points may be awarded.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

LSAT

The next LSAT can be taken on Sunday 25 June 2017 at numerous test locations across Australia.

You can sit the LSAT by applying via LSAC (Law School Admissions Council).

Please be mindful of the closing dates to apply for the Monash JD when selecting your LSAT test date.

Application steps

  1. Submit an Online Application
  2. Provide supporting documentation as detailed below
  3. Track application progress online

Application commencement periods are as follows:

Trimester 1, January intake: "Summer Semester"

Trimester 2, May intake: "Winter Semester"

Trimester 3, August intake: "Spring Semester (July-October start, varies by course)"


NOTE: Only nominate one preference for Full-Time or Part-Time study, please do not submit more than one preference.

Information about Commonwealth Supported Place applications (CSP)

Applicants can only submit an application for a Full Fee place. As a guide, the minimum GPA of 5.0 on a 7 point scale is required to be considered for a full fee place. The minimum requirement to be considered for a CSP place is a GPA of 6.4. However the actual GPA required depends on the number and  standard  of  applications  received during that selection period.

NOTE: Applicants will be assessed on their entire academic history.


Supporting documentation

Applicants must provide the following as original, certified copies or scanned copies of documents to support their application:

  • Academic transcripts for all tertiary studies undertaken, including any incomplete studies and any studies for which you have been granted credit in your completed degree
  • Proof of citizenship or residency
  • Proof of English language proficiency

Academic transcripts for any studies undertaken at Monash University are not required, however the tertiary information you enter in your online application must detail your studies at Monash University.

Applicants who have not completed any formal study within the last eight years are also required to submit:

  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement

The personal statement may include:

  • Reasons for wishing to study law;
  • Why you would like to study at Monash Law School;
  • Details of any voluntary work or relevant work experience, and/or
  • Achievements and other relevant information.

The personal statement should be no longer than one A4 page.

If any documentation is in a language other than English, an official certified translation must be provided.

Providing certified documentation

The Faculty of Law will be providing a documentation verification service on the Orientation Day for each trimester. Details of Orientation Day will be listed on your offer letter. You can bring either original or certified documentation directly to the Monash Law City Campus at 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC, 3000.

Please use this coversheet when submitting documentation.

Alternatively, you may submit certified documentation along with this cover sheet to the following address:

Monash University
Central Admissions - Monash Connect
Clayton Campus
21 Chancellors Walk
Campus Centre
Monash University VIC 3800
Australia

Please note: the Faculty of Law will verify your results with the issuing institution. You may be required to present original documents to Monash University during the application process or while you are enrolled at Monash University. If the documents on which an offer was based are found at any time to be incomplete or fraudulent, you will face serious penalties, including your enrolment in the course being withdrawn.

Certified documents and translations

For information on getting documents certified, see:

Applying for credits

Applicants who have completed postgraduate law studies with another institution within the last ten years may apply for credit. The maximum amount of credit that can be granted towards the Monash JD is eight units.

Credit will not be given for units completed as part of an undergraduate degree, although students may be exempted from units where appropriate.

A credit application form and the required supporting documentation must be uploaded with the online application in order to be assessed.

For further credit and application information please refer to the credit policy

Applications status

Once an application has been submitted the progress can be tracked online by logging back in to your online application account.

Important dates

There are three intakes per year for the Monash JD.

  Trimester 2 2017 Trimester 3 2017 Trimester 1 2018
Course commencement 1 May 2017 21 August 2017 TBC
CSP eligibility close   10 April 2017 31 July 2017 TBC
Applications close 26 April 2017 15 August 2017 TBC
Welcome orientation 26 April 2017 15 August 2017 TBC