Juris Doctor

Juris Doctor

The RMIT Online's Juris Doctor program has been specially crafted to produce graduates who are prepared for immediate employment, drawing guidance and insights from a Program Advisory Board that comprises senior executives from law firms, representatives from the Bar, magistrates, and other distinguished members of the legal profession, ensuring that our degree aligns with current industry needs.

Throughout your academic journey, you will cultivate practical legal skills such as mooting and advocacy, research and policy development, effective communication, an understanding of the role of technology, as well as client interviewing, negotiation, and dispute resolution. These skills are seamlessly integrated into the exploration of substantive areas of law.

The program offers flexibility for you to pursue your specific interests by selecting electives that delve deeper into areas such as advocacy, environmental law, human rights law, commercial law, legal considerations of artificial intelligence, blockchain and privacy, family law, wills, and intellectual property law.

The course is flexible and aimed at working people, and features 100% online delivery, 24/7 access to course content, and the dedicated support of RMIT Online's world-class student support team.

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  • Qualification:
    Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    3 years full time; 6 years part-time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    RMIT Online
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
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The RMIT Online’s Juris Doctor program has been specially crafted to produce graduates who are prepared for immediate employment, drawing guidance and insights from a Program Advisory Board that comprises senior executives from law firms, representatives from the Bar, magistrates, and other distinguished members of the legal profession, ensuring that our degree aligns with current industry needs.

Throughout your academic journey, you will cultivate practical legal skills such as mooting and advocacy, research and policy development, effective communication, an understanding of the role of technology, as well as client interviewing, negotiation, and dispute resolution. These skills are seamlessly integrated into the exploration of substantive areas of law.

The program offers flexibility for you to pursue your specific interests by selecting electives that delve deeper into areas such as advocacy, environmental law, human rights law, commercial law, legal considerations of artificial intelligence, blockchain and privacy, family law, wills, and intellectual property law.

The course is flexible and aimed at working people, and features 100% online delivery, 24/7 access to course content, and the dedicated support of RMIT Online’s world-class student support team.

Eligibility

All applicants must have an Australian bachelor degree, higher level qualification, or equivalent in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (out of 4.0).

While studying for the Juris Doctor qualification from RMIt online, you will need to complete a total of 18 core law subjects, and six electives.

  • In your first year of study, the core subjects you undertake will explore criminal law, torts, property and company law.
  • In your second year of study, your core subjects will cover international law, company law and constitutional law.
  • In your final year, core subjects include the study of evidence, and equity and trusts. 

Looking for a world-class education experience that you can receive from the comfort of your own home? Turn to RMIT Online!

Check out their range of online degrees or upskill faster with a short course and prepare to excel your career. With RMIT Online, you’ll build real-world skills, work closely with their respected industry partners and get the knowledge to transform your career. Being RMIT accredited means you’ll be recognised by one of the most innovative and respected technology institutions in Australia.

Studying online doesn’t mean you have to go through the learning journey solo. When you study with RMIT Online you’ll be connected with a support team and a global network of industry experts, academics and peers, who will help you every step of the way. Whether you have a technical issue, feel bogged down and need someone to talk to or struggling with an assignment - they’ve got the right people to help get you to where you want to be.

Where Will It Lead Me?

On successful completion of this course, you will gain a nationally recognised Juris Doctor qualification from RMIT Online. The skills you have gained during the course will enable you to take on a range of professional roles within the legal and business fields.

Curious about where a career in law could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Please enquire for the total cost for this course.

RMIT Online offers flexible payment options to help meet your needs.

FEE-HELP government study loans and other support is available to eligible students. Please contact RMIT Online for more information about payment options and eligibility.

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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