Kate Reagh, Canada - Sydney Juris Doctor (JD)  

“The Sydney JD is a tough program; however, the structure gives you the skills and discipline you need to succeed in the profession. The professors often draw on cases from other jurisdictions for comparison and to provide a global education. There is a diverse array of students in the JD, coming from all over the world, and the people you meet are like-minded and ambitious, and also extremely friendly. Of course, I must also mention that the great weather was very appealing as well!”
Kate Reagh, Canada - Sydney Juris Doctor (JD)

The University of Sydney Law School

Sydney Law School is Australia's First. Since its inception, it has been at the forefront of developments associated with both the teaching and research of law.

The Sydney Juris Doctor (JD)

Our aim is to provide you with a world-class legal education that prepares you for the global and international environment in which you will provide legal advice. The Sydney JD equips you with the knowledge and skills to operate in a global legal environment and creates a pathway for international legal practice.

The Sydney JD is characterised by the following features:

Unrivalled international focus

From our curriculum to our scholarship through to our unique Offshore Program – learn why our status for International Law is so strong.

World Class Academic Staff

Our staff are not only highly experienced and receptive to your needs and interests, but are also international leaders in their fields of study.

Pathways to Oxford and Cambridge

Undertake a unique collaboration with the United Kingdom’s two finest Law Schools.

Careers and Employment Services

Access the latest information about careers and employment through the University of Sydney’s Careers Centre.

Strong level of student involvement

Enjoy social and cultural events but also initiatives of professional and intellectual interest through the Sydney University Law Society (SULS) and other relevant organisations.

Outstanding Student Achievements

Our students are exceptional. In 2017 we won the Jessup World Moot Competition for a record fifth time, a feat no other law school in the world has achieved.

Strong Alumni Network

Learn more about our fantastic alumni through the University’s Leadership For Good campaign.

Exchange Opportunities

Overseas Study Student Testimonials

Engage with an extensive range of student exchange programs with universities throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

We have compiled a series of student testimonials in order to share the experiences of our students and provide you with some unique insights into their time overseas.