Graduate Entry Law Schools in Australia and the UK
Students holding an initial 3 or 4 year undergraduate degree can apply for entry into a professional Juris Doctor (JD) or graduate entry Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program. Both of these qualifications serve the same licensing purpose, so there is no distinct advantage of one qualification over the other.
Australian Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Laws
Australian Postgraduate Entry Juris Doctor (JD) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Australian Graduate Entry Law School programs are typically 3 years in length, but in certain cases may be fast tracked down to 2 years. Each individual Australian Law School has chosen what award title to grant upon graduation. Some Australian Law Schools award the Juris Doctor (JD) qualification, while others award the Bachelor of Laws (LLB). Graduates of either program are eligible to apply for professional licensing back in Canada.
United Kingdom (UK) Bachelor of Laws
United Kingdom (UK) Postgraduate Entry Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Graduate Entry LLB programs in the UK are typically 2 years in length. In the UK graduate entry LLB programs are usually referred to as a Senior Status Bachelor of Laws (LLB). Most UK Law Schools offer students a Masters of Legal Laws (LLM) in 1 further year of study. Many students are now choosing the combined LLB and LLM over 3 years. Graduates of UK Senior Status Bachelor of Laws (LLB) are eligible to apply for professional licensing back in Canada.