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Macquarie University Juris Doctor (JD) Overview

Macquarie University’s 126 hectare park-like campus sits in one of the largest business and technology precincts in the southern hemisphere, creating a hub of innovation and excellence.

Macquarie University’s Juris Doctor (JD) will continue the Law School’s tradition of providing interdisciplinary perspectives on the study of law to ensure graduates not only know what the law is, but why it has evolved the way it has and where it might or should develop in the future. Macquarie University Law School students will develop an understanding of the Australian legal system, including corporate and commercial law, environmental law, perspectives on international law and social justice. Macquarie Law School in Australia has embraced the University’s Participation and Community Engagement program, requiring every student to undertake experiential or work-integrated learning prior to graduation to ensure they are workplace ready.

Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the Australian legal system and an international law perspective with the Juris Doctor (JD) program offered at Macquarie University’s Law School in Australia.

This three-year Juris Doctor (JD) program is for students who have completed a non-law bachelors degree (or recognized equivalent) and want an accredited postgraduate legal qualification.

Macquarie’s Law School Juris Doctor (JD) gives students an advanced knowledge and understanding of the law and how the law operates, giving them the high-level skills and capabilities to not only practice law but apply themselves in a range of professions.

This law degree continues Macquarie Law School’s tradition of providing interdisciplinary perspectives on the study of law. Students will not only know what the law is, but also discover its origins, assess its effectiveness and consider the need for reform.

Key features of Macquarie University’s Juris doctor (JD) program

  • gain the analytical, writing and advocacy skills required in the legal environment
  • includes workplace experience through our PACE unit, which allows students to experience the law in practice
  • summer session offerings allow you to complete your degree sooner
  • possibility of specialization in international law, environmental law, corporate and commercial law and social justice
Core Subjects in Macquarie’s Juris Doctor (JD)
  • International Law
  • Criminal Justice and Public Policy
  • The Law of Obligations I – Contracts
  • Law of Obligations II – Torts
  • Theories of Law and Justice
  • Applied Legal Ethics
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Property Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Company Law
  • Civil and Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Professional and Community Engagement
  • Research Methodologies in Law
  • Dispute Resolution Processes and Law
  • Plus eight elective law courses

About Macquarie Law School

About Macquarie University’s Law School in Australia

When Macquarie University’s Law School in Australia was established in 1972, it became the third oldest Law School in the state of New South Wales. Since then, Macquarie Law School has made its mark in legal education: undertaking innovative research, fostering interdisciplinary approaches to the law, promoting social justice and enhancing understanding of fundamental legal rules and institutions.

The students who choose to study at Macquarie Law School are not only intelligent, but well-rounded. Their experience of Macquarie Law School’s unique teaching and learning environment equips them to conquer an array of challenges in their professional and personal endeavours. Macquarie Law School in Australia are very proud of their graduates. So many have obtained exceptional positions when seeking employment; the legal profession in particular is filled with the names of many distinguished Macquarie University Alumni.

Often critical to the Macquarie Law School experience is interaction and involvement with the Macquarie University Law Society (MULS). MULS is one of those inimitable organizations that appreciates the importance of ensuring that students receive more than just a degree, by providing students with experiences that make them multi-skilled, highly capable and ambitious individuals.

Macquarie University’s Law School in Australia is home to a number of innovative research centres that have set the standard for Universities across Australia. These include the Centre for Environmental Law – one of the first of its kind in Australia, which focuses on matters ranging from climate change, corporate social responsibility, to heritage, planning and local government law. Macquarie University’s Law School Centre for Legal Governance brings together internationally-renowned scholars working in areas of law reform, social justice, international law and institutions, international trade law, and health law and bioethics.

Staff at Macquarie University’s Law School in Australia actively engage with the community – locally, nationally and internationally. Macquarie’s Law staff have provided pro bono advice on legal matters, undertaken consultancies with government agencies, UN offices, private firms and international organizations, undertaken outreach activities with local high schools and community groups, among other things. Macquarie Law School staff engage with the media in commenting on national and world events. Many staff members have been office bearers in professional associations. Macquarie University’s academics always ensure that their research connects with the world around them and can enrich the experience of the students they teach.

About Macquarie

About Macquarie University in Australia

5 Star University

Macquarie University in Australia was awarded five stars in the international QS Stars rating system for its performance in:

  • graduate employability
  • teaching
  • research
  • facilities
  • innovation
  • internationalization
  • access
  • specialist subjects

Macquarie University are one of only 5 Australian universities to receive 5 stars in all categories. The rating, attained only by truly world-class institutions, reinforces Macquarie’s academic, research and international standing.

First-Class Facilities

Recent investments of over $1 billion in infrastructure have allowed Macquarie University to offer students and researchers the best technology and facilities, such as:

  • Australia’s most technologically advanced private hospital on a university campus
  • Australian Hearing Hub
  • global headquarters of Cochlear Ltd
  • a state-of-the-art library featuring a robotic book storage and retrieval system
  • a swimming and sports complex
  • an on-campus railway station

Practical experience that improves graduate outcomes

A key part of Macquarie University’s unique learning environment is PACE, an initiative that provides opportunities for students to apply what they are learning within their degree in real-life organizations and environments. Such experiences help Macquarie University students develop communication, leadership, professional, and interpersonal skills, which greatly improves their career prospects.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

Macquarie University’s Juris Doctor (JD) program in Australia is accredited with professional bodies regulating the admission of law graduates to legal practice and provides appropriate qualification for admission to practice as a lawyer in Australia.

Graduates of Macquarie University’s Juris Doctor (JD) are eligible to apply for licensing in Canada; however, it is critical students understand the requirements needed to complete this process before licensing will be granted.

KOM Consultants understand the process and requirements needed to enter the legal profession in Canada. Contact KOM Consultants for more information

All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

Award Title:Juris Doctor (JD)
Length of Program:6 Semesters completed over 3 years
Intake:February and July
Prerequisites:Completed 3 or 4 year undergraduate degree in any discipline, with a minimum 73% GPA
LSAT Score:Not required for Macquarie University Law School
Interview:Not required for Macquarie University Law School
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203