MC161 - Juris Doctor

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RMIT program code: MC161
Plan name: Juris Doctor
Plan code: MC161P14
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
 
AND  Approved Law Options List:
 

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

This program consists of 288 credit points, comprising of:

  • 18 core courses (216 credit points);
  • 3 Approved Law Electives (36 credit points)
  • 3 Approved Postgraduate Electives (36 credit points)

The Program structure below is based on a full time study load of 4 courses per semester.  Students should progress through this structure according to their study load, and should try to complete Year 1 courses before moving onto Year 2 courses etc.

 

Program Changes

From Semester 1 2018, the Juris Doctor course will change from having 16 core and eight electives, to having 18 core and six elective courses.

The new program structure will be applied to all students who commenced the Juris Doctor on or after Semester 2 2014 and will take effect from Semester 1 2018. Students will automatically transition to the new structure, with recognition for courses already completed.

The Program Transition/Progression Map can be viewed here.

This will assist you with keeping track of your progress throughout your studies. Please download the Program Transition/Progression Map, which is an easy-to-use Excel tool, from your Enrolment Program Structure (EPS) to ensure you have the most up-to-date version.

 

Please note

  • Exemptions are not granted for previous undergraduate study.
  • Exemptions for elective courses will only be considered for previous study completed at a postgraduate level.
  • Exemptions for core courses will only be considered for previous study undertaken as part of a postgraduate law degree.
  • 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 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 previous postgraduate study.

 

Program Schedule

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

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

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Year One of Program

Please note

Students are required to complete a total of six (6) electives. Three (3) of the six (6) electives must be law related electives. The remaining three (3) electives may include any approved postgraduate course or additional choices from the approved Law Elective list.

 

Program Changes

If you have completed six (6) or fewer electives prior to Semester 1 2018

  • You will be required to complete 18 core and 6 elective courses.

 

  • If you have completed LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct, LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct will be considered as one of your core courses instead of  an elective and you will be required to complete the additional core course LAW2551 Innovative Justice.

 

  • If you have not completed LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct, you will be required to complete the following core courses:
    • LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct and
    • LAW2551 Innovative Justice

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

Complete the following One (1) Commencement Course:

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
AND

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Fundamentals of Contract Law12YesLAW2524City Campus12211211
Law of Torts12YesLAW1020City Campus11611173
Criminal Law12YesLAW2394City Campus11791186
AND

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Jurisprudence12YesLAW1046City Campus11781185
Advanced Contract Law12YesLAW2527City Campus12221212
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution12YesLAW1031City Campus1176
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any: Please refer to the list of Approved Law Option courses at the end of this program structure document.

University Postgrad Elective
Approved Law Options List
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Please note

Students are required to complete a total of six (6) electives. Three (3) of the six (6) electives must be law related electives. The remaining three (3) electives may include any approved postgraduate course or additional choices from the approved Law Elective list.

 

Program Changes

If you have completed six (6) or fewer electives prior to Semester 1 2018

  • You will be required to complete 18 core and 6 elective courses.

 

  • If you have completed LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct, LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct will be considered as one of your core courses instead of  an elective and you will be required to complete the additional core course LAW2551 Innovative Justice.

 

  • If you have not completed LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct, you will be required to complete the following core courses:
    • LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct and
    • LAW2551 Innovative Justice

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

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Administrative Law12YesLAW1023City Campus11701175
Australian Property Law12YesLAW1024City Campus11711176
Australian Company Law12YesLAW1026City Campus1172
International Law12YesLAW1029City Campus1179
AND

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Federal and State Constitutional Law12YesLAW1027City Campus11731178
Civil Procedure12YesLAW1030City Campus1175
Innovative Justice12LAW2551City Campus23443385
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any: Please refer to the list of Approved Law Option courses at the end of this program structure document.

University Postgrad Elective
Approved Law Options List
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Students are required to complete a total of six (6) electives. Three (3) of the six (6) electives must be law related electives. The remaining three (3) electives may include any approved postgraduate course or additional choices from the approved Law Elective list.

 

Program Changes

Follow the rule that applies to you:

1) If you have completed six (6) or fewer electives prior to Semester 1 2018

  • You will be required to complete 18 core and 6 elective courses.

 

  • If you have completed LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct, LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct will be considered as one of your core courses instead of  an elective and you will be required to complete the additional core course LAW2551 Innovative Justice.

 

  • If you have not completed LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct, you will be required to complete the following core courses:
    • LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct and
    • LAW2551 Innovative Justice

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

 

2) If you have completed seven (7) electives prior to Semester 1 2018

  • You will be required to complete 17 core and 7 elective courses.

 

  • If you have completed LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct, LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct will be considered as one of your core courses instead of an elective and you will be required to complete the additional core course LAW2551 Innovative Justice.

 

  • If you have not completed LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct, you can choose either course below as one of your core courses:
    • LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct or
    • LAW2551 Innovative Justice.

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

 

3) If you have completed eight (8) electives prior to Semester 1 2018

  • You will be required to complete 16 core and 8 elective courses.

 

  • If you have completed LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct, LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct will be considered as one of your elective courses. Do not complete LAW2551 Innovative Justice.

 

  • If you have not completed LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct, you do not need to complete the following core courses:
    • LAW1037 Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct or
    • LAW2551 Innovative Justice.

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

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Equity and Trusts12YesLAW1025City Campus1177
Evidence12YesLAW2395City Campus12271187
Legal Research Project12YesLAW1040City Campus11771184
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any: Please refer to the list of Approved Law Option courses at the end of this program structure document.

Approved Law Options List
University Postgrad Elective
AND

Complete the following One (1) Capstone Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Legal Practice Management and Professional Conduct12YesLAW1037City Campus1182
AND

Select and Complete Three (3) Courses from any: Please refer to the list of Approved Law Option courses at the end of this program structure document.

University Postgrad Elective
Approved Law Options List
 
AND

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Approved Law Options List:

Complete a total of Six (6) courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Australian Taxation Law12YesLAW1028City Campus1174
Intellectual Property Law12YesLAW1022City Campus1174
Clinical Legal Education12YesLAW2434City Campus11801188
Advocacy Skills and Training12YesLAW2436City Campus2343
Labour Law12YesLAW1039City Campus1183
Introduction to Family Law in Australia12YesLAW2531City Campus1213
Environment and Planning Law Practice12YesLAW2529City Campus1223
Competition and Consumer Law12YesLAW1033City Campus1180
Health Law12LAW2549City Campus3411
External Competition12BUSM4684City Campus23422327
 

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Contact details and related links

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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