The Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) - Units of study

Compulsory Curriculum

Leah Allen, Juris Doctor

“The quality of the teaching in the Juris Doctor program at Sydney Law School is incredible. Routinely, teachers have been involved in leading cases and give first-hand knowledge of the development of the law. In my experience, the JD is a place to make lifelong friends and build an excellent foundation for a career in law.”

Leah Allen, Juris Doctor

Degree Structure


Unit Lists and Descriptions

Units by Special Application

Master's Units

Students in their final year of the JD full-time stream or in their fifth and final years of the JD part-time stream are eligible to enrol in a maximum of 24cp of Master’s electives in lieu of JD electives, selected from a list of approved units for the JD program. Enrolment in these units is subject to availability and any unit pre-requisite or assumed knowledge. For a complete list of Master’s units available to JD students, please refer to:

Offshore Units

If you would like to enrol in any of the following offshore units you should register your interest by email with the Offshore Unit of Study Coordinator: