Master of

Laws 2015

Juris
Doctor

Australia

CHINA

india

italy

Malaysia

south africa

monash.edu/law

A message from the JD Program Director
As the Program Director of the Juris Doctor (JD), my role is to oversee
the smooth running of the program for both students and staff. I have
been involved in legal practice and later in legal education both as an
administrator and an academic for many years and I know the Monash
JD is a vibrant and unique course. Features include the small seminar
groups with a diverse student body; interactive learning environments
where you are encouraged to participate and be involved; a fantastic
CBD location where you can organise to visit to courts, tribunals; and
the ability to meet and learn from existing Barristers and Solicitors as
well as renowned academic experts. There are also international study
opportunities available at Monash University international campuses in
Malaysia and Prato, Italy; and the chance, later in the course, to work
in a community legal centre (CLC) providing advice and assistance to
members of the public.
I look forward to welcoming you to the Monash JD.
Gaye Lansdell
Program Director, Juris Doctor

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Welcome
I am very pleased to introduce the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor)
program from the Faculty of Law.
As a Monash Juris Doctor Law student, you will have extraordinary
and unique opportunities. You will be joining a world-class law
school with a proud history and demonstrated record of excellence
in teaching and research. At Monash Law we educate lawyers for
careers across the globe and undertake research that makes a
difference to Victoria, Australia and the world at large.
Located in the heart of the legal precinct, our professional city
premises for JD and LLM students are in close proximity to major
courts, law firms, and barristers’ chambers. We offer tremendous
education and lifetime experiences. You have the option to study at
Prato in Italy and in Malaysia, or to undertake student exchanges
and visits to other leading partner universities overseas. You will have
learning opportunities and work-situated experiences that show
you how law affects clients and otherwise works in real life, through
professional practice subjects at our Monash Oakleigh Legal Service,
student internships and other practical experiences.
Many of our internships are offered through the Castan Centre for
Human Rights, which has been recognised as the pre-eminent
centre for human rights law in Australia.
We also offer an extensive choice of electives, which allow you to
personalise your degree to your specific areas of interest, including
commercial law, workplace and employment law, and intellectual
property law. You can thus customise your legal education to
optimise future career prospects. You have the opportunity to be
taught or supervised by academics who write some of the leading
texts in your fields of study, many of whom also have extensive
professional or governmental advisory experience.
Along with these educational benefits, the Monash Law Faculty has
one of the largest voluntary student organisations in Australia. Our Law
Students’ Society (LSS) has approximately 2,500 undergraduate and
JD members and supports students in various ways by providing social
events, educational services, career development opportunities and
mentoring activities.

All postgraduate courses are taught in the heart
of Melbourne’s legal precinct at 555 Lonsdale
Street Melbourne.

A Monash law degree is recognised internationally and our graduates
hold distinguished roles within and beyond the legal profession, both in
Australia and overseas. Many of our alumni currently hold prominent
public positions, such as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of
Victoria, Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia, Chief Judge
of the County Court of Victoria, and CEO of World Vision Australia.
A number of former judges have also joined our community as
adjunct professors.
We hope you will join the Monash Law Faculty and become part of
a vibrant Law School.
Best wishes for your future studies.

Professor Bryan Horrigan
Dean, Monash Law Faculty

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Course overview
Why choose the Monash JD?
The Faculty of Law is internationally recognised as one of the top twenty
Law Schools, in the world*.
Our JD is specifically designed for graduates from non-law backgrounds
and provides an opportunity to pursue a career change or follow an
ambition to practise law, enabling graduates to meet the academic
requirements for admission as a legal practitioner.
Led by academics who are experts in the teaching and practice of law,
Monash graduates are held in high regard within the legal community.
Experienced local practitioners and internationally recognised academic
visitors also teach in this program and enrich the educational experience.
Students who complete a JD degree may be able to obtain credit for up
to 4 units towards a Masters degree, and thereby completing the latter
within a further 6 months.
* The QS World University Rankings

Convenient study options
The JD is taught on a trimester basis. Each
trimester runs for approximately 12 teaching
weeks. Attendance is three years full-time or
four to six years part-time.

Extensive choice of electives
Students have the opportunity to choose up
to eight elective units from an extensive range
of options.

International opportunities
JD students have the option of participating in the
Faculty of Law’s international programs in Prato or
Malaysia, or undertaking international internships
around the world. Monash University also offers
a Monash Law Faculty/Washington College
of Law Dual JD Degree, giving students the
opportunity to gain two degrees after four years
of full-time study.

Unique CBD location
Classes are held in the heart of Melbourne’s legal
precinct at the Monash University Law Chambers
at 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Interactive learning environment
Small classes, interactive learning and innovative
teaching bring together passionate and dedicated
individuals with diverse professional experiences
in a stimulating and challenging environment.

Admission to legal practice
Graduates of the Monash JD will be eligible to
be admitted to practise law in Australia after
completing a practical legal training program
or a period of supervised workplace training.
Graduates intending to practise law outside
of Australia should refer to that country’s legal
admissions board.

Mia Mignon Chong
Contrary to popular belief that law students are extremely competitive, the
best aspect about Monash is the strong support from peers. My student
cohort is very helpful and everyone studies together to make sure that we
get the most out of the lecture material.
Studying at Monash has enabled me to realise my passion for solving
problems and being able to help people who are in need in the future.

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Course structure
The course is well-planned with a predetermined order to ensure students develop the required skills and knowledge to
progress through their studies successfully while balancing other demands. After completing most of the compulsory units,
students undertake elective units from the Monash Law Faculty Masters program.

Year 3

Year 2

Year 1

Three years full-time progression
Trimester 1

LAW5000 Australian legal reasoning
and methods

LAW5001 Principles of criminal law
and procedure

Trimester 2

LAW5002 Principles of contract law A

LAW5003 Principles of torts

Trimester3

LAW5004 Principles of public law and
statutory interpretation

LAW5005 Principles of contract law B

LAW5006 Principles of property law

Trimester 1

LAW5007 Principles of constitutional
law

LAW5008 Principles of equity

LAW5009 Advanced property

Trimester 2

LAW5010 Principles of trusts

LAW5011 Principles of company law

LAW5012 Principles of evidence

Trimester 3

LAW5013 Principles of litigation and
dispute resolution

LAW5014 Principles of administrative
law

Commercial law elective

Trimester 1

LAW5015 Ethics in legal practice

Elective unit

Elective unit

Trimester 2

Elective unit

Elective unit

Elective unit

Trimester 3

Elective unit

Professional project elective

Year 3

Year 2

Year 1

Four years part-time progression
Trimester 1

LAW5000 Australian legal reasoning and methods

LAW5001 Principles of criminal law and procedure

Trimester 2

LAW5002 Principles of contract law A

LAW5003 Principles of torts

Trimester 3

LAW5004 Principles of public law and statutory
interpretation

LAW5005 Principles of contract law B

Trimester 1

LAW5006 Principles of property law

LAW5007 Principles of constitutional law

Trimester 2

LAW5008 Principles of equity

LAW5009 Advanced property

Trimester 3

LAW5010 Principles of trusts

LAW5011 Principles of company law

Trimester 1

LAW5012 Principles of evidence

LAW5013 Principles of litigation and dispute resolution

Trimester 2

LAW5014 Principles of administrative law

Commercial law elective

Trimester 3

LAW5015 Ethics in legal practice

Elective unit

Trimester 1

Elective unit

Elective unit

Trimester 2

Elective unit

Elective unit

Trimester 3

Elective unit

Professional project elective

After two trimesters high performing students may choose to apply to the program director to accelerate their progress to complete the Monash JD

in two and a half years where work or other commitments permit.
Legend colours
White – Compulsory JD units, required for admission
Blue – Electives taken from our masters program
Notes
1. The course comprises 16 core units plus eight electives including one Commercial law constrained elective and one Professional project constrained elective.
2. The course is taught in three trimesters per year, from early January to mid November.
3. All subjects have 36 contact hours, except for Principles of company law which has 42 hours.

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Elective units
Students have the opportunity to choose up to eight elective
units from the Monash Law Faculty’s diverse masters program
including skills units and JD-specific units listed here. Students
gain experience and knowledge by sharing a classroom with
legal professionals undertaking postgraduate study. Elective
units focus on issues as varied as commercial law, human rights
law, intellectual property law, regulatory studies and workplace
and employment law.

Comprises 24 units
The Monash JD comprises 24 units (16 compulsory units plus eight
elective units including one Commercial law constrained elective and one
Professional project constrained elective), taught in a small seminar style
format that facilitates interactive learning and lively class debate. The initial
unit, Australian legal reasoning and methods, provides an introduction
to the study of law.
After completing most of the compulsory units you are able to take elective
units from our masters program. Elective units are taught in a variety of
formats: intensive or semi intensive blocks or over the standard university
semester. A Monash JD offers a unique and exceptional breadth of
elective units.
Elective units focus on issues as varied as human rights, commercial law,
intellectual property, workplace and employment law, including law and
government, dispute resolution, international and comparative law and
media and communications laws. You can choose from your elective
options and expand your university experience, with a number of different,
stimulating and vocationally-beneficial opportunities.

Skills units
LAW5315 Commercial alternative dispute resolution
LAW5344 Negotiation: Essential skills for dispute resolution
LAW5355 Advocacy: theory and practice
LAW5050 Professional practice (JD) (12 credit points)
LAW5410 Collaborative practice
LAW5411 Advanced mediation: skills and theory A
LAW5412 Advanced mediation: skills and theory B
Students who wish to practise law in Victoria are required to undertake LAW5015
Ethics in Legal Practice.

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Elective choices
The electives offered by Monash Law Faculty for 2015 may include

Advanced commercial negotiation skills

Intellectual property

Advanced evidence and proof in litigation

Intellectual property and the internet

Advanced mediation: Skills and theory A

International banking and finance: Law and practice

Advanced mediation: Skills and theory B

International criminal justice

Advanced mediation: Skills and theory C

International entertainment law

Advocacy: Theory and practice

International human rights law and development

Arbitration of international commercial disputes

International human rights law and women

Australian legal process and research

International humanitarian law

Australian legal system

International investment law

Banking law

International refugee law and human rights

Children’s rights in Australian law

International trade law

Collaborative practice

Language and the legal process

Commercial alternative dispute resolution

Law of employee relations

Comparative bills of rights

Law of workforce management

Comparative competition law

Managing high conflict personalities in legal disputes

Competition law

Negotiation: Essential skills for dispute resolution

Consumer protection: Regulation and compliance

Occupational health and safety

Copyright

Overview of international human rights law

Corporate finance law

Principles of construction law

Corporate governance and directors’ duties

Principles of family law

Corporate insolvency

Principles of taxation

Corporate law

Privacy and surveillance: Law, policy and governance

Current issues in sports law

Professional practice (JD unit only)

Current issues in torts law

Protecting commercial innovation: Patents and trade secrets

Current issues in workplace law

Psychiatry, psychology and law

Cybercrime

Racial, ethnic and linguistic minorities and human rights

Design law and practice

Regulating business: Enforcement and compliance

Discrimination law and human rights at work

Regulatory methods

Economic social and cultural rights and international law

Regulatory performance: evaluating what works

Electronic workplace law

Sentencing

Energy law, regulation and policy

Sexual minorities and human rights

European Union law and policy

Takeovers

Federal Labour Law

Terrorism and human rights

Foundations of regulation: Policy, principles and practice

Trade mark practice

Freedom of speech: law, theory and policy

Trade marks and commercial designations

Genocide in international law

Transitional justice

Globalization and international economic law

Victorian charter of rights and responsibilities

Health law

Workplace investigations and misconduct

Human trafficking and the law

World Trade Organisation (WTO) law

Note: many electives are offered on a rotational basis. They may not be offered every year, but are usually offered every second year.

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International experiences
with Monash partners
By participating in one of the Monash Law Faculty’s international
programs, students have the opportunity to take one or more
electives at an overseas study destination. Students can study
at the Monash University campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia or
at the Monash University Centre in Prato, Italy.

Malaysia Program
A range of international units with an emphasis on the Asia-pacific region
are on offer at the Monash University Malaysia campus near Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia. At Sunway, students have a truly international study
experience in this exciting part of the world.
Studying at Monash University Malaysia campus allows students to
immerse themselves into life of multicultural Malaysia during their studies.
Students are taught in intensive or semi-intensive mode by distinguished
academics from Germany, Malaysia and Australia. Small classes and the
state-of-the-art facilities give students a unique study experience with
others from international and local partner universities.

Monash JD pathway to Oxford
study opportunity
Outstanding Monash Law Juris Doctor (JD)
students now have a pathway opportunity to study
postgraduate Oxford University degrees – the
Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) or the Masters in Law
and Finance. By completing the one academic
year of the BCL or Masters in Law and Finance
degree in Oxford, the JD students, who should
have one semester of their JD degree to complete,
may obtain credit of the BCL or the Masters in
Law and Finance towards the JD degree.

Monash-Cambridge Degree
pathway opportunity
Outstanding Monash Law Faculty Bachelor of
Laws (LLB) and Juris Doctor (JD) students have a
pathway opportunity to study one of the following
postgraduate Cambridge University Law degrees:
Master of Law (LLM) or
Masters Degree in Corporate Law (MCL)
programs

Prato Program

Another excellent international venue is the Monash University Prato
Centre, which occupies two floors of an elegant 18th century palace,
Plazzo Vaj, in the historic centre of Prato, located near Florence in
stunning Tuscany, Italy.
The program allows students to take up to four units during an 11 week
session. All units are taught intensively in English by academics from
Monash University or from our partner institutions including: Osgoode
Hall Law School, York University; Windsor University, Canada; University
of Florence, Italy; Bar-IIan University, Israel; University of Paris XI, France;
and Arizona State University, USA.
Through this program students can study units with an international focus
such as comparative criminal law, international commercial arbitration,
and international refugee law.

International Exchange Programs

Eligible students can use successful completion
of their Cambridge Law degree as credit towards
their Monash LLB or JD degree.
Upon successful completion of either of these
programs at Cambridge, students will receive an
LLB or a JD from Monash and either an LLM or
an MCL from Cambridge.

Monash-King’s pathway opportunity
Outstanding Monash Law Faculty Bachelor of
Laws (LLB) and Juris Doctor (JD) students have
a pathway opportunity to study the LLM Program
at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s
College London, United Kingdom (King’s).

Monash JD students are able to undertake an exchange program with
partner law schools across the globe. There are more than 115 exchange
partner universities in 25 countries. For eligibility and specific programs,
please contact the faculty or Monash Abroad.

Kelly Murray
My advice to anyone wanting to embark on a law degree would be to take advantage of
all that Monash has to offer, especially when it comes to opportunities to study overseas.
The world is becoming more internationally-focused and it is very important to have the
ability to be able to understand how the legal system works in other countries.

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Dual degree
Monash Law Faculty/Washington College of Law

Monash Law Faculty offers a dual degree
program with Washington College of Law (WCL),
an American University, Washington D.C.
The international JD program provides an excellent
opportunity to acquire valuable onsite education
and skills to work as a ‘local’ lawyer in both Australia
and the USA.
The duration of the dual JD program is four years
for full-time students, with two years of full-time
study in Washington, D.C. Upon completion of the
dual degree, students will be able to sit the U.S. bar
examination and/or start the practical legal training
process to see admission to practice in Victoria.
Students who have completed 48 credit points in
the JD program at Monash are eligible to apply,
with places allocated on a competitive basis for
up to three students each year. Selection is based
on academic merit and is open to local and
international students who are from a country
other than the USA.

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Clinical legal education
The pioneering Monash Clinical Legal Education program
provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on
legal training during their law degree. We believe that this is
one of the best ways to learn the skills required to practise
law. Working on real cases with real clients, students are
under the expert supervision of our legal practitioners.
The Monash Oakleigh Legal Service assists local
communities by providing access to free legal advice.

When undertaking a Clinical Legal Education elective,
students develop skills relating to the practice of law and
then put the knowledge learned in the classroom into a
practical context with real clients. The program develops
core vocational skills such as client interviewing and legal
diagnosis, oral and written legal negotiation, accountability,
time-management, mediation and court advocacy.

Jee Wee Ong
I chose to undertake postgraduate study at Monash Law Faculty
because of its reputation as one of the top law schools in Australia
and the world. Having previously completed my undergraduate
degree at Monash, I also was familiar with the high standard and
quality of teaching.
Currently I am a legal aid volunteer at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service.
This provides me with real world opportunities to engage with a wide
spectrum of the public, providing legal advice. The benefits of my
engagement include exposure to potential legal problems that clients
regularly face, as well as providing me with the chance to utilise
knowledge gained within the classroom in a manner that contributes
to society as a whole.

Nivy Balachandran
There are many positive aspects of studying at Monash including
the camaraderie of your cohort, the industry links the professors
have and the opportunity to study abroad. Studying law has helped
me gain clarity on potential careers I’d like to pursue. It also gives
me opportunities to gain work experience, study overseas and has
proven to be an intellectually rigorous challenge that I enjoy immensely.
Once I complete my law studies, I would like to gain some experience
with law firms here in Victoria and qualify to practice here. Ultimately,
my goal is to work for an international organisation involved in human
rights or international trade.

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Study skills and career support

Monash University Careers and Employment works with
the Faculty to optimise student opportunities to enhance
career outcomes.
Careers service

Research and study support

A range of programs and resources are available, including targeted
programs to prepare students for the law graduate market, as well
as job opportunities, internships and clerkships. Other helpful
services include:

The Monash Law Library based at Clayton is considered one of the
finest and most user friendly law libraries in Australia, where research
librarians are available to help with student enquiries. There is a library
node at the Monash University Law Chambers containing a collection
of textbooks from the Monash University Library. The node has been
set up for postgraduate units run at the Law Chambers. Books are
available for three hour loan.




Assistance with vacation, part-time and casual employment
Careers counselling
Careers library
Assistance with resume writing

JD Law Students’ society (LSS)
The Monash Law Students’ Society is the largest student-run Law
Society in Australia. The JD division caters for events and seminars
specifically for the JD programme. The committee members are all
current JD students who have volunteered their time to achieve a
goal of improving the JD experience.
The LSS JD portfolio offers free events such as careers nights,
mock interviews, end of trimester drinks, barbeques, mooting
competitions, mental well-being seminars, SWOT VAC revision
tutorials and much more. The LSS is a great way to get involved
with student life and highlights involvement in extracurricular
activities to potential employers.

Postgraduate law students can also place requests for books held a
library branches via monash.edu/library. For your convenience the
node offers pick up, borrowing, and return services. Further details
of on-line resources, drop-in sessions, classes and workshops are
available on the library website.

Career pathways
Graduates of the Monash JD are highly sought-after and valued by
potential employers. Diverse professional experiences and high levels
of commitment to legal practice are desirable qualities in today’s
competitive market. The Monash JD opens up a wide variety of career
pathways to students, and graduates have found employment in a
range of rich and diverse career avenues, within the legal profession
and beyond.

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Research centres
The Monash Law Faculty has earned an international reputation
for the work of its dedicated research centres.

Australian Centre for Justice Innovation
The Australian Centre for Justice Innovation (ACJI) supports an
overarching Australian approach in respect to research and evaluation
into the important fields of court administration, operation, innovation and
non-adversarial justice.
ACJI is a research and teaching centre that is a joint initiative between
the Faculty of Law at Monash and the Australasian Institute for Judicial
Administration (AIJA).
The centre has a strong focus on innovation in the justice system and
non-adversarial justice, providing exceptional research and evaluation
and educational programs. It marries an overarching Australian approach
to research into and evaluation of court administration, operation and
innovation and non-adversarial justice with strong links to international
centres, including the Center for Justice Innovation (New York). This dual
focus ensures that ACJI’s research and evaluation framework is informed
and relevant to modern dispute and justice settings.
monash.edu/law/centres/acji

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
The Castan Centre seeks to promote and protect human rights through
​its world-renowned p
​ ublic scholarship.
In pursuit of this mission, the Centre works in the key areas of research,
teaching, public education​, policy and student programs.​​The Centre is a
trusted voice on human rights. It regularly advises governments, is active
in the media and on social media and mentors many of the human rights
leaders of tomorrow.
The centre is named after Ron Castan AM QC (1939-1999), who was a
passionate advocate for the recognition and protection of human rights
and a distinguished member of the Victorian Bar.
monash.edu/law/castancentre

The Centre for Commercial Law and
Regulatory Studies
The Monash Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies (CLARS)
seeks to foster innovative research in commercial law and regulatory
theory and practice, exploring contemporary questions from a variety
of perspectives (including legal and regulatory theory, empirical research
and case studies).
CLARS has two major and related research program areas that represent
core units - Commercial Law and Practice and Regulatory Theory
and Practice - with demonstrable research mass and scale from the
governmental, health, and other areas integrated with either or both of them.
Many of the Centre’s members also sit on Monash Law Faculty’s postgraduate
advisory boards where they review units within their area of specialisation,
provide advice regarding relevant offerings for the following year and make
recommendations on the creation of new units.
law.monash.edu/centres/commercial-law-group

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Entry requirements
Minimum entrance requirements
Applicants for the Monash JD must hold a recognised undergraduate
degree. Selection is a competitive process based primarily on academic
merit. As a guide, a minimum GPA of 5.2 on a 7 point scale is required
to be considered for a full-fee place. Applicants will be assessed on their
entire academic history and places cannot be guaranteed for all those
who are eligible for admission.
The minimum requirement to be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported
Place (CSP) is a GPA of 6.4 on a 7 point scale. The actual GPA required
depends on the number and standard of applicants received during
that selection period. Selection for CSP is highly competitive, with the
limited number of places being awarded to applicants with the highest
academic ranking. All applicants can only apply for a full fee place and
will be automatically considered for their eligibility for a Commonwealth
Supported Place.
Applicants are not required to sit the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).
Applicants wishing to transfer from a JD course at another university
are assessed on their entire academic history. Where applicants have
incomplete studies in a law admission degree course, a minimum GPA of
5.2 on a 7 point scale in the law studies, with no fail result in the final year,
is required.

Extra requirements

Paige Darby
Law was a challenge I’ve always wanted to
tackle, but after completing my undergraduate
degree and spending years in a career that I love,
I couldn’t take a step back into full-time student
life again. Monash offered a place where I could
embrace new challenges and meet new people in
a similar stage of life as me, while still maintaining
my connections to the work force.
I love the Monash Law Faculty because of the
flexible class times offered from the very convenient
city chambers. I’m learning something new every
day that feeds back into my professional life, and
similarly, my professional life (and those of my
classmates) brings practical experiences and
approaches in the classroom.

Applicants who have not completed any formal study in the last eight
years are required to submit a current curriculum vitae and a completed
Monash JD personal statement. The personal statement may include your
reasons for wanting to study law, why you want to study at Monash Law
School, any voluntary work or relevant work experience, any applicable
achievements and other relevant aspects that you feel will improve your
application. Some candidates may also be interviewed. Note: personal
statement should be no longer than one typed A4 page.

English requirements
All applicants need to satisfy the University’s English language
requirements. See policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/
education/admissions/admissions-coursework-courses-units-ofstudy-procedures.html

Faculty exceptions to the above policy are
1. IELTS academic overall 7.0 with no individual band score under 7.0
2. The equivalent of at least 72 Monash credit points of postgraduate study

University entrance requirements
Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University
Australia. See monash.edu/admissions/apply/domestic-pg.html

For anyone considering embarking on a degree
with the Monash Law Faculty, I recommend
giving it a go! The flexible contact hours, support
from like-minded students and varied learning
opportunities can help you achieve things you
wouldn’t think possible!

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Key dates
Intakes: There are three intakes per year for the Monash JD: January, May and August.
Trimester 1

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Course commencement period

Important information – Applicants must enter the corresponding period for the intake when
applying online.

Applications close

14 November 2014

6 March 2015

Trimester 3

3 July 2015

Applicants must submit a complete application, including all supporting documentation by 5pm.
Application outcome

15 December 2014

10 April 2015

3 August 2015

Applications are assessed on a continuous basis and applicants will be advised via the online
application tracking notification and receive an outcome letter. All applicants will have received
an application outcome notification by the date listed.
Welcome orientation

13 January 2015

28 April 2015

18 August 2015

Applicants who accept their offer will be invited to attend the Monash JD Welcome Orientation.
Course commencement

19 January 2015

4 May 2015

24 August 2015

Simon D’Angelo
I primarily chose the Monash Law Faculty based on the prestige and
quality of education. Given the competitive nature of the current Australian
legal market, it was integral for me to select a university renowned for
its academic quality, teaching staff and high standards.
Due to my professional work commitments, I also sought a university that
would enable me the flexibility to continue working whilst studying, as well
as allowing me opportunities to undertake legal volunteering, whilst still
maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

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Applications
Domestic Students

International Students

Attendance types

City*; full-time, part-time

City; full-time

Intakes

January, May and August

January, May and August

Duration

3 years full-time, 4–6 years part-time

3 years

Credit points

144 total for course

144 total for course

Fees for 2015

Domestic full fee: $35,500 AUD
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) average
annual student contribution amount: $10,266
Fees quoted are for 48 credit points representing a
standard full time course load for one year pro rata.

International fee is $39,700 AUD per 48 credit points.
48 credit points represent a standard full time course
load for one year pro rata.

Note: See information on how average fee is calculated.
monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/L6005/
fees.html?courseview=domestic
*Monash University Law Chambers is a teaching space located in the Melbourne CBD. It is not a campus. Fees are subject change annually.

How to
apply

Domestic applications

International applications

1. Submit an online application
monash.edu/law/futurestudents/jd/applicationsdomestic.html
2. Provide supporting documentation as detailed below.
3. Track application progress online.

1. Submit an online application
monash.edu/law/futurestudents/jd/applicationsinternational.html

Supporting documentation
Applicants must submit the following documents to
support an application:
■ original or certified copies of official academic
transcripts for all tertiary studies undertaken,
including any incomplete studies and any studies
for which you have been granted credit into your
completed degree;
■ proof of Australian citizenship or Permanent Residency;
■ academic transcripts for any studies undertaken
at Monash University are not required; however,
applicants still need to list any studies taken at
Monash University in their application.
Applicants with no formal study completed within the
last eight years are required to submit
■ a current curriculum vitae; and
■ a personal statement.

2. Provide original or certified supporting
documentation of the following:
■ Applicants must have successfully completed English
entry requirements within 24 months prior to the study
commencement date (for further information refer to
English Requirements p13);
■ a detailed current curriculum vitae; and
■ original or certified copies of academic transcripts
including evidence of all tertiary studies undertaken.
■ Academic transcripts for any studies undertaken
at Monash University are not required; however,
applicants still need to list any studies taken at
Monash University in their application.
If your documentation is in a language other than
English, an official certified translation must be provided.
For more information visit monash.edu/law/
futurestudents/jd/applications-international.html

Applicants applying for credit should refer to the credit
transfer information in the link below. A credit application
form and the required supporting documentation must
be uploaded with the online application in order to
be assessed.
For more information visit monash.edu/law/
futurestudents/jd/applications-domestic.html

Course
fees

Australian permanent resident visa holders (residing in Australia) and New Zealand citizens (residing in Australia)
are eligible to apply as domestic students. Australian citizens and humanitarian resident visa holders (residing in
Australia) may apply for a FEE-HELP loan.
For more information on FEE-HELP and Commonwealth Supported Places (HECS-Help) visit the Australian
Government website studyassist.gov.au
In addition to the tuition fees, international students must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
For information on current fees, refer to monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/L6005

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Law
Master of Laws Juris Doctor 2015

Conveniently located
In the heart of Melbourne’s legal precinct,
the JD is taught at the Monash University
Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street.

Further information
For further information, please visit the
Monash postgraduate website at:
monash.edu/law/postgraduate

Information sessions are held throughout
the year. Register at law.monash.edu/
future-students/information-sessions/
jd/information-sessions.html

Postgraduate Coursework Degrees
Monash University Law Chambers
555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000
Victoria, Australia
Phone 1800 Monash (1800 666 274)
(outside Australia) +613 9902 6011
Email law-postgraduate@monash.edu
International Students
Central Admissions
Monash University
Building A Ground Floor
900 Dandenong Road
Caulfield East 3145
Victoria, Australia
Australia Freecall number 1800 181 838
Phone +613 9903 4788 (outside Australia)
Email study@monash.edu
monash.edu/law/study/international

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Disclaimer: The information in this brochure was correct at the
time of publication. Prospective students should carefully read
all official correspondence, and other sources of information
(such as websites) to be aware of changes to the information
contained in this document. This information was published
correct as at September 2014.
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