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


University of Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) Overview

The University of Sydney is one of Australia’s largest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1850, it is Australia’s first university, and a member of the ‘Group of Eight’, Australia’s premier research intensive universities.

Since its inception, University of Sydney Law School has been at the forefront of teaching and research in Law in Australia. Its strong sense of commitment to the fundamentals of law is combined with a commitment to innovation and the exploration of issues at the cutting edge.

The University of Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) comprises the core legal subjects required for professional accreditation coupled with the study of a wide range of elective subjects which allows advanced learning in both specialized fields and law in general.

The Juris Doctor (JD) program offered at The University of Sydney ushered in a new era for the Sydney Law School and its teaching of law at graduate level. A comprehensive three-year degree, it has an unrivalled international focus, where you receive a comprehensive overview of the practice and profession of the law in Australia and how it relates globally, trans-nationally and internationally.

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 Law School Juris Doctor (JD) develops your skills of analysis, research, writing and advocacy and prepares you to move with confidence across national boundaries.

Course Structure

Course Structure

Candidates for the University of Sydney Juris Doctor complete 144 credit points or 25 units of study comprising a fixed curriculum for the first two years. In the third year, there is one compulsory unit of study, Private International Law A, and then students are able to select units of study from a broad range of electives (including one jurisprudence elective). A full-time study load entails 48 credit points per year. Most units of study consist of three contact hours per week for thirteen weeks. A normal full-time class load is 12 contact hours per week.

Capstone experience

You will be required to complete a capstone experience in their final year to draw together and synthesize prior learning and experience, and form the basis for further intellectual and professional growth. You will meet this requirement by completing a Jurisprudence elective. Other electives taken in final year which include external placements, mooting activities or research projects, may also provide a capstone experience.

The Sydney JD – Pathways to Oxford

Sydney Law School is proud to offer pathways from the University of Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) to the Oxford Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL).

The agreement will allow high-achieving students to be offered early admission to the BCL. Instead of completing the final semester of the Juris Doctor (JD) in Sydney, you will be awarded both a Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) and Oxford BCL. Oxford’s Bachelor of civil Law (BCL) is one of the most highly esteemed master’s-level qualifications in the common law world.

U of Sydney Law School

What Attracts Canadians to The University of Sydney Law School in Australia

  • The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university, founded in 1850
  • World class partner universities that students can access through exchange programs
  • The University of Sydney is a member of the prestigious ‘Group of Eight’, Australia’s major research intensive universities
  • Internationally renowned for it’s reputation for academic excellence
  • The University of Sydney is consistently ranked among Australia’s top four universities

Student will Enjoy at The University of Sydney

  • A green campus surrounded by park lands, with close proximity to Sydney’s central business district and sandy beaches
  • The lifestyle of Australia’s most exciting and culturally diverse city
  • A cosmopolitan lifestyle in a multicultural environment
  • Largest university library in the southern hemisphere
  • Outstanding sporting and recreational amenities
  • Excellent employment and career prospects upon completion of studies

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

The University of Sydney Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) are accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) and meets the academic requirements to practice law in the State of New South Wales in Australia.

Graduates of The University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Sydney 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)
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 Sydney Law School
Interview:Not required for University of Sydney 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