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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2018 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.

 

Program Changes and Transition Rules

From Semester 1 2018, we will be adding some new courses. However, for those of you who commenced prior to Semester 2 2014, your core course structure will remain unchanged.

Recommendations effective for those who started prior to Semester 2 2014

If you have not completed a total of eight (8) electives and have availability in your enrolment, you may take one or more of the additional elective options if you wish:

LAW2549 Health Law

and/or

LAW2551 Innovative Justice

and/or

BUSM4684 External Competition.

Please note that LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct is required if you wish to be admitted to practice.

Please note that the above only applies to students who started prior to Semester 2, 2014. Those who started from Semester 2, 2014 or later, 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

Law Electives

  • Students are required to complete a total of eight (8) electives.
  • Please add electives using the provided class numbers.
    Refer to the course offering schedule for the full list of law courses.
  • Note: BUSM4483 Postgraduate Business Internship Requires and LAW2434 Clinical Legal Practice permission from school before enrolling.

 

Intensive courses

The compulsory pre-requisite course 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 myTimetable for time and venue details):

Semester 1

  • Weekend 1:  Sat 24th – Sun 25th  February 2018
  • Weekend 2:  Sat 24th – Sun 25th March 2018
  • Weekend 3:  Sat 21st – Sun 22nd April 2018

Semester 2

  • Weekend 1:  Sat 14th  –  Sun 15th  July 2018
  • Weekend 2:  Sat 18th – Sun 19th  August  2018
  • Weekend 3:  Sat 15th – Sun 16th Sept 2018

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 Campus11601164
Law of Torts12YesLAW1020City Campus11611173
Criminal Law12YesLAW2394City Campus11791186
Administrative Law12YesLAW1023City Campus11701175
Australian Property Law12YesLAW1024City Campus11711176
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution12YesLAW1031City Campus1176
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 Campus1182
Labour Law12YesLAW1039City Campus1183
Legal Research Project12YesLAW1040City Campus11771184
Jurisprudence12YesLAW1046City Campus11781185
Clinical Legal Education12YesLAW2434City Campus11801188
Advocacy Skills and Training12YesLAW2436City Campus2343
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 schedule 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 Campus1172
International Law12YesLAW1029City Campus1179
Federal and State Constitutional Law12YesLAW1027City Campus11731178
Australian Taxation Law12YesLAW1028City Campus1174
Intellectual Property Law12YesLAW1022City Campus1174
Civil Procedure12YesLAW1030City Campus1175
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 Campus1182
Labour Law12YesLAW1039City Campus1183
Legal Research Project12YesLAW1040City Campus11771184
Jurisprudence12YesLAW1046City Campus11781185
Clinical Legal Education12YesLAW2434City Campus11801188
Advocacy Skills and Training12YesLAW2436City Campus2343
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 schedule 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 Campus12271187
Competition and Consumer Law12YesLAW1033City Campus1180
Equity and Trusts12YesLAW1025City Campus1177
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 Campus1182
Labour Law12YesLAW1039City Campus1183
Legal Research Project12YesLAW1040City Campus11771184
Jurisprudence12YesLAW1046City Campus11781185
Clinical Legal Education12YesLAW2434City Campus11801188
Advocacy Skills and Training12YesLAW2436City Campus2343
University Postgrad Elective
 

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Program structure enquiries

Contact Details

Business Central via RMIT Connect or Text BC80 to 0477 444 555 to join the queue at Business Central, Building 80, Level 7, 445 Swanston Street.

 

Enrolment Load

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.

 

Credit

If you have previous learning or experience, you can apply for credit toward your RMIT program. Please read the information provided on the Apply for Credit web page.

 

Timetabling

Please go to the Class timetables web page to access timetabling information.

 

Material fees

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*Semester 1 classes generally commence in February and Semester 2 classes generally commence in July. Please contact your school for more information about specific class start days.

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