This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law
|Abbreviated title||LLM(Juris Doctor)|
|Total credit points required||144|
|Standard duration of study (years)||3 years FT, 6 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (City (Melbourne))|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3387|
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This course is a first degree in law for graduates of disciplines other than law, or those with a law degree from a non common law jurisdiction, who wish to gain admission as a practising lawyer in Victoria. The course focuses on the knowledge, legal skills and professional ethics that may be expected of legal practitioners.
The JD is not a professional doctorate and therefore graduates are not permitted to refer to themselves as 'Doctor'. The appropriate designation is e.g. 'Jane Smith, LLM (Juris Doctor)'.
Graduates of the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) will:
Approved credit may consist of up to eight compulsory units or up to seven compulsory units and one elective unit.
Credit will not be given for units completed as part of an undergraduate degree, although students may be exempted from units where appropriate.
48 credit points
Students should note that a domestic applicant applying for admission to practise law in Victoria is required by the Admission Rules 2008 to provide to the Board of Examiners:
1. A report from the University disclosing any disciplinary action taken against the student during the course (including any finding under the University Discipline Statute that the student has cheated in an assessment).
2. An affidavit stating that the applicant has made full written disclosure of "every matter which a reasonable applicant would consider that the Board of Examiners might regard as not being favourable to the applicant". This may include an incident of academic or general misconduct, even if it did not lead to disciplinary action.
The Board of Examiners will consider these matters in assessing whether the applicant is a "fit and proper person to be admitted to the legal profession".
Students who complete the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) must, in order to gain admission to practice as a lawyer in Victoria, complete either one year of supervised workplace training or a practical legal training course.
This course consists of 90-points of core units and 54-points of elective units.
Students must complete the following core units:
Students must complete the equivalent of nine 6-point elective units that may be chosen from the approved list of law units (refer to 'Areas of study' for more information) and from the following lists of units:
* Required elective for students wishing to practise as a lawyer in Victoria.
Master of Laws (Juris Doctor)