MC161 - Juris Doctor

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Plan: MC161 - Juris Doctor
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Juris Doctor
Award abbreviation: Juris Doctor
Total credit points: 288
Career: PGRD
Duration: Three Years
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Graduate School of Business and Law (660H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/gradbuslaw
ASCED code: 090901
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Juris Doctor program will give you a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of the Australian legal framework and fundamental legal principles, an understanding of comparative and international legal systems, an understanding of the ethical framework in which the Australian legal system operates, and a fundamental knowledge of the extra-legal factors impinging upon the substantive law. You will also possess the ability to analyse a problem involving a question or questions of law and, through research, to provide a solution to it. You will possess the skills needed to practice law in a variety of fields, industry sectors and locations. You will develop skills in effective writing, drafting, advocacy, interviewing and advising, negotiation, team work and presentations. You will possess an understanding of the application of ethical standards and be able to demonstrate judgment and strategic reasoning. You will be effective in self-management and be a lifelong learner.

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Articulation and pathways

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline except law to be eligible to apply for entry to the program. Priority will be given to RMIT graduates.

Students who have completed an RMIT Masters program may be interested in completing the Juris Doctor as this would enable graduates to practice in two professional fields.

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Entrance requirements

Entrance requirements for local applicants

An Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent degree in any discipline except an LLB, from a recognised tertiary institution, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 out of 4.0.

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants

All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent.

 

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External accreditation and industry links

The Juris Doctor program is accredited by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board as meeting the educational requirements for admission to the Australian legal profession in Victoria as a lawyer.

To be eligible to be admitted to practice law in Australia, graduates must complete the Practical Legal Training (PLT) requirements, either a one year of Supervised Workplace Training with a law firm or an approved PLT course.  The PLT course can be undertaken on a fee paying basis through Leo Cussen Centre for Law or The College of Law. www.lawadmissions.vic.gov.au

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services 

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.
You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

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