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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2019 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

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

Only students enrolled in the Juris Doctor (MC161) are permitted to enrol in Juris Doctor courses.

The Juris Doctor program requires the completion of 288 credit points (CP) comprising of the following:

  • Priestly 11 courses (144 CP)
  1. LAW1020 Law of Torts*
  2. LAW1031 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution*
  3. LAW2394 Criminal Law*
  4. LAW1021 Contract Law*
  5. LAW2394 Contract Law*
  6. LAW1023 Administrative Law*
  7. LAW1024 Australian Property Law*
  8. LAW1026 Australian Company Law*
  9. LAW1027 Federal and State Constitutional Law*
  10. LAW1030 Civil Procedure*
  11. LAW1025 Equity and Trusts*
  12. LAW2395 Evidence*
  • 3 compulsory courses (36 CP)
  • 1 Capstone Courses (12 CP)
  • 8 elective courses^ from the approved Juris Doctor elective list (with the option of up to 8 University Postgraduate electives) (96 CP)

Information about University Postgraduate elective courses is available on the University Electives web page

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.

 

Program Schedule

To assist you with course planning, please view the Program Schedule. Please note course offerings are subject to change.

Note: BUSM4483 Postgraduate Business Internship and LAW2434 Clinical Legal Practice require permission from the Graduate School of Business and Law before enrolling.

 

Capstone Courses

Capstone Courses are compulsory courses designed to consolidate the learning undertaken throughout the program and should generally be taken in your final year/semester of study.

Applications for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning will not be accepted for these courses.

The capstone courses for this program are:

 

Accreditation Information

For further information regarding external accreditation and industry links related to this program, please click here.

For a list of the required courses you must complete in order to benefit from accreditation for the Professional Body related to your program, please click here.

 

Global Intensives, Student Exchange, and Cross-campus Study

As part of your elective choices, you may want to consider enriching your student experience by undertaking global study and work as part of your RMIT program. Please visit the Global Study and Work webpage for more information. International study and work opportunities at RMIT include:

 

 

* 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.

 

Program Schedule

To assist you with course planning, please view the Program Schedule. Please note course offerings are 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 

(Note that dates may be subject to change)

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: Saturday 2 March  - Sunday 3 March 2019 (week -1)
  • Weekend 2: Saturday 30 March - Sunday 31 March 2019 (week 4)
  • Weekend 3: Saturday 4 May - Sunday 5 May 2019 (week 8)

Semester 2

  • Weekend 1: Saturday 20 July - Sunday 21 July 2019 (week -1)
  • Weekend 2: Saturday 17 July - Sunday 18 August 2019 (week 4)
  • Weekend 3: Saturday 21 July - Sunday 22 September 2019 (week 8)

 

The compulsory pre-requisite course LAW1031 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution 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 Saturday 23 March - Sunday 24 March 2019 (week 3)
  • Weekend 2: Saturday 13 April - Sunday 14 April 2019  
  • Weekend 3: Saturday 11 May - Sunday 12 May 2019

The compulsory pre-requisite course LAW2551 Innovative Justice will be taught intensively over two non-consecutive weekends on the following dates (refer to myTimetable for time and venue details):

 

Semester 1

  • Weekend 1: Saturday 30 March - Sunday 31 March (week 4)
  • Weekend 2: Saturday 4 May - Sunday 5 May (week 8)

Semester 2

  • Weekend 1: Saturday 17 August - Sunday 18 August (week 4)
  • Weekend 2: Saturday 21 September - Sunday 22 September (week 8)

Please note that the last day to enrol in courses is 27 February, 2019.

 

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 Campus18821786
Law of Torts12YesLAW1020City Campus18841787
Criminal Law12YesLAW2394City Campus19051807
Administrative Law12YesLAW1023City Campus18861790
Australian Property Law12YesLAW1024City Campus18891792
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution12YesLAW1031City Campus1898
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 Campus1800
Labour Law12YesLAW1039City Campus1802
Legal Research Project12YesLAW1040City Campus19001803
Wills and Succession12YesLAW1043City Campus1902
Jurisprudence12YesLAW1046City Campus19041804
Clinical Legal Education12YesLAW2434City Campus19071816
International Business Law12YesLAW1034City Campus1798
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 Campus1890
International Law12YesLAW1029City Campus1797
Federal and State Constitutional Law12YesLAW1027City Campus18911795
Intellectual Property Law12YesLAW1022City Campus1788
Civil Procedure12YesLAW1030City Campus1895
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 Campus1800
Labour Law12YesLAW1039City Campus1802
Legal Research Project12YesLAW1040City Campus19001803
Wills and Succession12YesLAW1043City Campus1902
Jurisprudence12YesLAW1046City Campus19041804
Clinical Legal Education12YesLAW2434City Campus19071816
International Business Law12YesLAW1034City Campus1798
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 Campus19061811
Equity and Trusts12YesLAW1025City Campus1793
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 Campus1800
Labour Law12YesLAW1039City Campus1802
Legal Research Project12YesLAW1040City Campus19001803
Wills and Succession12YesLAW1043City Campus1902
Jurisprudence12YesLAW1046City Campus19041804
Clinical Legal Education12YesLAW2434City Campus19071816
International Business Law12YesLAW1034City Campus1798
University Postgrad Elective
 

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Contact details and related links

Program structure enquiries

Contact Details

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

 

Enrolment Load

The maximum standard enrolment load per semester is 48 credit points.

 

Overloading

You will only be permitted to overload by a maximum of 12 credit points in the final semester of your program

 

Credit and Pathways

If you have previous learning or experience, you can apply for credit or recognition of prior learning towards 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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Enrolment

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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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