JD / MASTER OF LAWS (JURIS DOCTOR)
WCL & MONASH UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
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WCL and Monash University Law School (Monash) are offering a joint JD/Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) program. WCL students study at WCL for the first 2 years (59 credits) followed by 4 trimesters (approximately 1.5 years) in Melbourne. After completing the program, students are qualified to sit for the U.S. bar examination and/or start the Australian Practical Legal Training process.
Monash was established in 1958 and currently reports having 50,000 students enrolled, representing 130 countries, with satellite campus throughout other states of Australia as well as abroad in Malaysia, South Africa, and Europe. The University's main campus is located in a suburb of Melbourne and has approximately 2,700 undergraduate and postgraduate students attending the law school. The University's Law Chambers are located in downtown Melbourne, just a 15 minute train ride from the beach.
Following the academic tradition of the United Kingdom, Australia's law degree is an undergraduate LL. B. In recent years, several law schools in Australia have created Master of Laws ( Juris Doctor) targeted towards students who have a non-legal undergraduate degree but decide to pursue law. Many of these programs coexist with the LL. B program, with one university that has phased out the LL. B. offering completely only providing a Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) option.
The Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) Program at Monash:
Monash has a large LL.B. program and a very selective Master of Laws ( JD) program. While most classes for the undergraduate degree are held on the Clayton Campus, the JD program takes place at the Monash University Law Chambers in the legal district of central Melbourne. Dual degree students will enjoy the comfort of living and studying in downtown Melbourne, where there are many restaurants, cultural opportunities and other attractions nearby.
Because the Monash JD program is not an undergraduate degree, the student body is similar in age and background to WCL students. Additionally, the Monash LLM program also takes place at the Law Chambers, making the student body internationally diverse.
The Master of Laws ( Juris Doctor) is governed by the Australian ESOS framework. This seeks to ensure that the provision of education services to overseas students is of the highest quality. More information is available in the 'Government explanation for students' section.
(CRICOS Provider: Monash University 00008C).