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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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. Students must include a minimum of 4 law electives, as they are available, and can also select any RMIT postgraduate-level course (12 credit points) for the remaining 4 of their 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.
  • 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.

Note: 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 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 Requires and LAW2434 Clinical Legal Practice permission from school before enrolling.

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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 22 February 2017.

  • Weekend 1: 25th -26th  February 2017
  • Weekend 2: 1st -2nd  April 2017
  • Weekend 3: 29th – 30th April 2017

Program Changes

Title changes:

  • LAW1040 Research Project is now LAW1040 Legal Research Project
  • LAW2531 Introduction to Family Law Practice in Australia is now LAW2531 Introduction to Family Law in Australia

Please note LAW1033 Competition and Consumer Law has become an elective course (previously a core course) commencing Semester 1, 2015. 

Students who commenced the Juris Doctor prior to Semester 1, 2015, the change from LAW1033 Competition and Consumer Law to LAW1040 Legal Research Project as a core course will operate subject to the following transitional rules:

  • Not completed LAW1033 Competition and Consumer Law AND not completed LAW1040 Research Project MUST complete LAW1040 Legal Research Project as a core course.
  • Not completed LAW1033 Competition and Consumer Law AND has completed LAW1040 Research Project, LAW1040 Legal Research Project will be counted as a core course.
  • Has completed LAW1033 Competition and Consumer Law AND not completed LAW1040 Research Project, will not be able to do LAW1040 Legal Research Project as a core course, and LAW1033 Competition and Consumer Law will be counted as a core course. 

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

Complete the following Four (4) 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
Fundamentals of Contract Law12YesLAW2524City Campus24852399
Law of Torts12YesLAW1020City Campus24672381
Criminal Law12YesLAW2394City Campus24782392
AND

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Jurisprudence12YesLAW1046City Campus24772391
Advanced Contract Law12YesLAW2527City Campus24862400
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution12YesLAW1031City Campus24743116
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Postgrad Elective
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Please note that 4 of the 8 electives myst be law electives. 

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Administrative Law12YesLAW1023City Campus24682383
Australian Property Law12YesLAW1024City Campus24692384
Australian Company Law12YesLAW1026City Campus2470
International Law12YesLAW1029City Campus2386
AND

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Federal and State Constitutional Law12YesLAW1027City Campus24713117
Civil Procedure12YesLAW1030City Campus2473
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Australian Taxation Law12YesLAW1028City Campus2472
Intellectual Property Law12YesLAW1022City Campus2382
Clinical Legal Education12YesLAW2434City Campus24792394
Advocacy Skills and Training12YesLAW2436City Campus2480
Wills and Succession12YesLAW1043City Campus2476
Legal Practice Management and Professional Conduct12YesLAW1037City Campus2389
International Business Law12YesLAW1034City Campus2388
Labour Law12YesLAW1039City Campus3118
Environment and Planning Law Practice12YesLAW2529City Campus2487
Competition and Consumer Law12YesLAW1033City Campus2387
University Postgrad Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Please note that to be eligible to enrol in LAW1040 Legal Research Project, students must have completed all other core courses in the Juris Doctor, or have permission from the Program Director (please contact Business Central for advice).

Please note that 4 of the 8 electives myst be law electives. 

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Equity and Trusts12YesLAW1025City Campus2385
Evidence12YesLAW2395City Campus2393
Legal Research Project12YesLAW1040City Campus24752390
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Australian Taxation Law12YesLAW1028City Campus2472
Intellectual Property Law12YesLAW1022City Campus2382
Clinical Legal Education12YesLAW2434City Campus24792394
Advocacy Skills and Training12YesLAW2436City Campus2480
Wills and Succession12YesLAW1043City Campus2476
Legal Practice Management and Professional Conduct12YesLAW1037City Campus2389
International Business Law12YesLAW1034City Campus2388
Labour Law12YesLAW1039City Campus3118
Environment and Planning Law Practice12YesLAW2529City Campus2487
Competition and Consumer Law12YesLAW1033City Campus2387
University Postgrad Elective
AND

Select and Complete Four (4) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Australian Taxation Law12YesLAW1028City Campus2472
Intellectual Property Law12YesLAW1022City Campus2382
Clinical Legal Education12YesLAW2434City Campus24792394
Advocacy Skills and Training12YesLAW2436City Campus2480
Wills and Succession12YesLAW1043City Campus2476
Legal Practice Management and Professional Conduct12YesLAW1037City Campus2389
International Business Law12YesLAW1034City Campus2388
Labour Law12YesLAW1039City Campus3118
Environment and Planning Law Practice12YesLAW2529City Campus2487
Competition and Consumer Law12YesLAW1033City Campus2387
 

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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.

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