Juris Doctor

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Overview

The Deakin Juris Doctor (JD) is a prestigious law program that prepares you for a first-class law career. A postgraduate program for non-law graduates, Deakin’s JD satisfies the academic requirements to be admitted to practise as an Australian lawyer.

The Deakin JD has both a commercial and policy focus that’s designed to facilitate the greater depth of understanding that is consistent with a higher level of study.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR JULIE CLARKE

Faculty of Business and Law

Flexibility to learn

The Deakin JD is delivered as a premium online course offered through our innovative e-learning Cloud Campus. Enjoy an immersive learning experience with flexibility so you can study when and wherever you want.

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Accreditation

Deakin's Juris Doctor is designed to satisfy the academic requirements to be admitted to practise as an Australian lawyer.. In Victoria these have been set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB).

In addition to satisfying the academic qualifications, a person seeking admission to the legal profession in Victoria is required to have satisfactorily completed certain practical legal training requirements and must be considered a fit and proper person.

Career opportunities

Ready for a prestigious career? The Juris Doctor can offer you unparalleled opportunities, from working within a small rural general-law practice to roles within large multi-national organisations. 

Career opportunities may include:

  • business (e.g. corporate lawyer, company administrator or business manager) 
  • government (e.g. Attorney General's Department, Office of Parliamentary Counsel, Director of Public Prosecutions and the Australian Securities Commission)
  • industrial relations
  • public administration 
  • academia 
  • law reform organisations.

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The Deakin JD is a prestigious law program that prepares you for a first-class law career. The JD is an innovative and inspiring online postgraduate program for non-law graduates.

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