The Sydney Juris Doctor (JD)

6 July 2010

Photography by John Gollings

Sydney Law School is pleased to announce the introduction of a Juris Doctor (JD) as its graduate entry law degree from 2011.

The Sydney JD will 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 Juris Doctor (JD) ushers in a new era for the Sydney Law School and its teaching of law at graduate level.

A comprehensive three-year degree, you will receive a comprehensive overview of the practice and profession of the law in Australia and how it relates globally, transnationally and internationally.

"The Sydney JD intends to equip you with the knowledge and skills to operate in a global legal environment and create a pathway for international legal practice," said the Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs.

"Lawyers need international and comparative legal training to respond to increasingly global problems.

"There has never been a greater demand for legal advice and innovative approaches to problem solving than today.

"The Sydney JD will develop your skills of analysis, research, writing and advocacy and prepare you to move with confidence across national boundaries."

The Sydney JD will have an unrivalled international focus.

Exclusive international features of the Sydney JD include:

  • The opportunity for you to study two core units in International Law - Public International Law and Private International Law
  • Exchange opportunities available for you in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific at institutions including NYU, Humboldt and the National University of Singapore
  • You can undertake off-shore study in China, Japan, the United Kingdom and Nepal

The Sydney JD will also have an expanded elective curriculum, where you will study International, Comparative and Transnational units alongside Jurisprudence units as well as advanced Masters level units.

Domestic applicants apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) website with applications to open in September.

International applicants apply online via the University of Sydney website or can complete and download an application form from the same website and send it to:
International Office
Level 4, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02)
The University of Sydney

For more information, visit the Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) Website

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

Email: 054b1f2354612b54455b290c123c01023e10083b32404806214d47591a