Juris Doctor (JD) course overview
The Monash JD comprises 24 units including:
- 16 compulsory units required for admission to legal practice
- 8 elective units
The Monash JD can be completed in three years full-time or four years part-time. Part-time students can take up to six years to complete their JD. High achieving students can apply to complete an accelerated program in two and a half years, with approval.
We offer flexible study modes with guaranteed evening classes for part-time students. Intensive electives are also offered to all students allowing for even greater flexibility.
The Monash JD is taught on a trimester basis with each trimester running for approximately 12 teaching weeks. All units are taught in a small seminar-style format that facilitates interactive learning and lively class debate.
Monash JD students are able to choose from elective units from the Monash Law Masters program from areas including:
- Commercial law
- Dispute resolution
- Government law and regulatory practice
- Human rights
- Intellectual property and communications law
- International development
- Workplace and employment law
Monash JD graduates may be able to obtain credit for up to four units towards a masters degree, allowing them to complete a LLM within a further six months.
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