Jake Pfeffer, Juris Doctor (JD)

“An international reputation for both the breadth and quality of lecturers and the curriculum has cemented the University of Sydney Law School’s place as one of Australia’s – and indeed the world’s – best law schools. This reputation was strengthened for me through the summer clerkship program. Firms and their representatives compete to recruit students from the University of Sydney. A national and global reputation for producing terrific students puts the University a step ahead of its peers for career opportunities.”

Jake Pfeffer - Juris Doctor (JD)

Juris Doctor – Application

Applications for the JD are through the postgraduate portal of the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) website

UAC codes for the Sydney Juris Doctor are:

Juris Doctor Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)  980200 
Juris Doctor Domestic Full Fee (DFEE) 980205

You may wish to apply for either or both.

Applications for 2018 will open on 5 September 2017.

Juris Doctor – Entry

You will need to a have a degree in another discipline to apply for entry into the JD. Entry will be competitively based and you will be assessed on academic performance only. The criteria are 25% ATAR or equivalent and 75% tertiary grade point average. If you have more than one degree, the tertiary record will be assessed on the best degree.

Your chances may be improved if you have completed a research degree, a masters’ coursework degree or an honours degree. If you do not have an ATAR or equivalent you will be assessed on your tertiary record alone.

Juris Doctor – Transfer from another Juris Doctor

If you have completed at least one year or equivalent of a Juris Doctor you will be assessed on the grade point average for your first year. You will not be considered for entry if you have completed more than one year of study in a Juris Doctor at another institution. You will require a distinction grade point average for a Commonwealth Supported Place. You will require a credit grade point average for a domestic full fee place.

Juris Doctor – Transfer from Full Fee to CSP

If you accept a full fee place in the Juris Doctor you can reapply the following and subsequent years for a CSP place. You will have to complete at least one year of full-time study or equivalent. You will be assessed on your grade point average for your first and subsequent years. You will require a distinction grade point average.

JD Offers

Offers for the Sydney JD will commence from September

Please note: Accepting an earlier offer from another Law School will not affect your Sydney JD application. You will still receive an offer if you are eligible. Accepting a fee offer from Sydney does not affect your CSP preference. You will be assessed if places are still available in later rounds.