How to apply for domestic students

The Monash JD is now taking applications for 2021 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.

*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.

GPA calculator (Australia and New Zealand Universities only)*

This GPA calculator is to be used in the calculation of GPA on a seven-point scale for entry into the Monash Law School only.  GPA calculations and grading systems may differ between faculties and institutions.  Not all Australian and New Zealand institutions are available at launch.  If your university does not appear in the GPA calculator, please submit an application for assessment by the Monash Law School.

*Disclaimer: This tool will provide an indicative Grade Point Average (GPA) and does not guarantee entry into the Monash Juris Doctor.  The GPA calculator should be used as a guide only. The Monash Law School retains full discretion and offer rights.  Your application will need to be assessed in full before a true outcome can be provided.

Information about Commonwealth Supported Place applications (CSP)

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available in 2021. CSPs are awarded to top-performing applicants through a competitive selection process based on academic merit. The GPA required for a CSP depends on the pool of applicants for that intake period. It is important to note that CSP's cannot be deferred.

Please refer to the 'Important Dates' tab for relevant CSP deadlines.

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:

Key JD Dates

 

Trimester Three 2021

Trimester One 2022

Trimester Two 2022

Trimester Three 2022

CSP Application Deadline*

2 August 2021

6 December 2021

11 April 2022

1 August 2022

Non-CSP Application Deadline

16 August 2021

6 December 2021

25 April 2022

15 August 2022

Orientation

17 August 2021

5 January 2022

26 April 2022

16 August 2022

Classes Commence

23 August 2021

10 January 2022

2 May 2022

22 August 2022

*Certified copies of all academic transcripts from prior university studies must have been provided by the CSP application deadline in order to be considered for a CSP in this round. If an applicant receives an offer for the course but has not submitted relevant documentation by the deadline, they can defer their offer to a later intake to be considered for CSP.

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.

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.

Supporting documentation, including academic transcripts and specific unit handbooks must be uploaded with the online application in order to be assessed. This can be done once you have received your offer.

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.