MC161 - Juris Doctor

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RMIT program code: MC161
Plan name: Juris Doctor
Plan code: MC161
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24

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2017 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Year Three of Program
 

Please note:

  • Only students enrolled in the Juris Doctor (MC161) are permitted to enrol in Juris Doctor courses.
  • The Juris Doctor consists of 16 core course and 8 electives. 
  • Starting semester 1 2016, students are able to enrol into BUSM4483 Postgraduate Business Internship as part of their law electives. Students should seek approval from the School prior to enrolling
  • Exemptions are not granted for previous undergraduate study and only previous masters degree study will be considered for elective exemptions. Exemptions for core courses will only be considered for previous study that was part of another postgraduate law program.
  • After graduating from the Juris Doctor, students are able to pursue legal practice * through the completion of Supervised workplace training with a law firm or a Practical Legal Training Course.

* Students who intend to practice after completing the Juris Doctor must have successfully completed the elective LAW1037 Legal Practice Management and Professional Conduct as part of their Juris Doctor program and this should be taken into account when claiming credits for non-law electives for previous postgraduate study.

 

TRANSITION RULES

For students who started prior to Semester 2, 2014, please view the transition arrangements information here

 

Please note that the above only applies to students who started prior to Semester 2, 2014. Those who started from Semester 2, 2014, please refer to the relevant Enrolment Program Structure (EPS) - MC161P14.

 

To assist you with course planning, please view the course offering schedule. Please note the offering is subject to change. 

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Year One of Program

*LAW1019 Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods will be taught intensively over three non-consecutive weekends on the following dates (refer to the Student Timetabling System (STS) for time and venue details):

Please note: the last day to enrol for this course is Wednesday 12 July, 2017.

  • Weekend 1: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, 2017
  • Weekend 2: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August, 2017
  • Weekend 3: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September, 2017

Law Electives

  • Please add electives using the provided class numbers.
    Refer to the course offering scheudle for the full list of law courses.
  • Note: BUSM4483 Postgraduate Business Internship Requires and LAW2434 Clinical Legal Practice permission from school before enrolling.

 

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods12LAW1019City Campus24662380
Law of Torts12YesLAW1020City Campus24672381
Criminal Law12YesLAW2394City Campus24782392
Administrative Law12YesLAW1023City Campus24682383
Australian Property Law12YesLAW1024City Campus24692384
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution12YesLAW1031City Campus24743570
AND

Select One (1) course from the following:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Legal Practice Management and Professional Conduct12YesLAW1037City Campus2389
Labour Law12YesLAW1039City Campus3118
Legal Research Project12YesLAW1040City Campus24752390
Wills and Succession12YesLAW1043City Campus2476
Jurisprudence12YesLAW1046City Campus24772391
Clinical Legal Education12YesLAW2434City Campus24792394
Advocacy Skills and Training12YesLAW2436City Campus2480
International Business Law12YesLAW1034City Campus2388
University Postgrad Elective
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Law Electives

Please add electives using the provided class numbers.
Refer to the course offering scheudle for the full list of law courses.

Note: BUSM4483 Postgraduate Business Internship Requires and LAW2434 Clinical Legal Practice permission from school before enrolling.

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Australian Company Law12YesLAW1026City Campus2470
International Law12YesLAW1029City Campus2386
Federal and State Constitutional Law12YesLAW1027City Campus24713117
Australian Taxation Law12YesLAW1028City Campus2472
Intellectual Property Law12YesLAW1022City Campus2382
Civil Procedure12YesLAW1030City Campus2473
AND

Select Two (2) courses from the following:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Legal Practice Management and Professional Conduct12YesLAW1037City Campus2389
Labour Law12YesLAW1039City Campus3118
Legal Research Project12YesLAW1040City Campus24752390
Wills and Succession12YesLAW1043City Campus2476
Jurisprudence12YesLAW1046City Campus24772391
Clinical Legal Education12YesLAW2434City Campus24792394
Advocacy Skills and Training12YesLAW2436City Campus2480
International Business Law12YesLAW1034City Campus2388
University Postgrad Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Law Electives

Please add electives using the provided class numbers.
Refer to the course offering scheudle for the full list of law courses.

Note: BUSM4483 Postgraduate Business Internship Requires and LAW2434 Clinical Legal Practice permission from school before enrolling.

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Evidence12YesLAW2395City Campus2393
Competition and Consumer Law12YesLAW1033City Campus2387
Equity and Trusts12YesLAW1025City Campus2385
AND

Select Five (5) courses from the following:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Legal Practice Management and Professional Conduct12YesLAW1037City Campus2389
Labour Law12YesLAW1039City Campus3118
Legal Research Project12YesLAW1040City Campus24752390
Wills and Succession12YesLAW1043City Campus2476
Jurisprudence12YesLAW1046City Campus24772391
Clinical Legal Education12YesLAW2434City Campus24792394
Advocacy Skills and Training12YesLAW2436City Campus2480
International Business Law12YesLAW1034City Campus2388
University Postgrad Elective
 

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Program structure enquiries

The maximum standard enrolment load per semester is 48 credit points. You will only be permitted to exceed the standard approved program enrolment load if it is your final semester.

Enrolment and Credit Advice

If you are a commencing student and need enrolment advice or require Credit transfer and recognition of prior learning advice from prior studies, contact Business Central.

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