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KOM Consultants is the official Canadian representative for the University of Canberra in Australia. Canadian applications to the University of Canberra’s Postgraduate Entry Juris Doctor (JD) program are submitted directly through KOM Consultants 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.


University of Canberra Juris Doctor (JD) Overview

The University of Canberra’s Law School in Australia offer a 3 year Graduate entry Juris Doctor (JD) . The Juris Doctor is an initial qualification in law for graduates of other disciplines that wish to be admitted to legal practice or obtain professional legal qualifications at a post-graduate level. The University of Canberra’s Juris Doctor ( JD) program is well known internationally and leads to a qualification that will be recognized in all Australian jurisdictions. University of Canberra’s Law School in Australia offers small class sizes, state-of-the art teaching facilities, adult learning methods, significant interaction with lecturers and a year-round teaching schedule. Core units of University of Canberra’s Juris Doctor (JD) are delivered outside of business working hours in five week sequential intensive blocks, allowing students to focus on a single subject area at a time.

University of Canberra Law proudly uses research-led educational methods that support students in the adventure of learning law. Canberra Law emphasize practical legal problem-solving in social and economic context and the development of advocacy abilities and legal skills while understanding their connections to the theory and history of law. University of Canberra’s Law school in Australia strive to graduate professionals with respect for social and ethical responsibilities.

Governance in public and private spheres is the common element in the three main areas of strength of the University of Canberra Law School

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Revenue Law, including the Customs and Excise Law specialization led by our Centre for Customs & Excise Studies [CCES]
  • Justice, embracing the Administration of Justice, Access to Justice, Justice Environments and Law & Society studies.

What Attracts Canadians to the University of Canberra Law School in Australia

  • Graduates of University of Canberra’s Juris doctor (JD) will have a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of the discipline of law, suitable for entering the legal profession or undertaking other careers involving legal work. Canberra’s Juris Doctor (JD) course will provide students with a program of study and learning to satisfy the academic requirements for admission to legal practice.
  • University of Canberra’s Law students will also undertake an in depth study of selected areas of law, including the Priestly 11 units, and in chosen law electives, with an emphasis on commercial law and/or justice studies.

Course Structure

Juris Doctor (JD) – Typical Study Pattern for University of Canberra’s Law School

Year 1

  • Legal Systems
  • Legal Methods and Skills
  • Contract Law
  • Corporations Law
  • Law of Obligations
  • Constitutional Law
  • Law Elective
  • Law Elective
Year 2

  • Property Law
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Equity
  • Law Elective
  • Law Elective
  • Law Elective
  • Law Elective
  • Law Elective
  • Law Elective
Year 3

  • Advanced Legal Research and Writing
  • Lawyers and Professional Responsibility
  • Administrative Law
  • Litigation and Dispute Processing
  • Legal Research Reading
  • Evidence Law
  • Legal Theory
  • Law Internship
  • Law in Action Project

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

The University of Canberra’s Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program is recognized by the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and the State of New South Wales in Australia. Through mutual recognition, University of Canberra’s Law degree may serve as the basis for admission in all Australian jurisdictions. Through a program offered in conjunction with the College of Law, students may (in their final year of the Bachelor of Laws at University of Canberra) begin their Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice course that qualifies for them for admission. Arrangements exist for students to articulate into programs leading to admission in the UK and the United States.

Graduates of University of Canberra’s Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 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 understands 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
Prerequisites:Completed 3 or 4 year Undergraduate Degree in any discipline. Contact KOM for full details
LSAT Score:Not required for University of Canberra Law School
Interview:Not required for University of Canberra 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