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The award
Doctoral Degree

How long you will study
years

Domestic course fees
AUD 18800 per year

How you will study
online

Course starts
find out

International course fees
AUD 19280 per year

All study options

About Juris Doctor (DJUR) at University of Southern Queensland

The Juris Doctor is a graduate entry program for non-law graduates. If you want a career in law and already have an undergraduate degree, you can enter the Juris Doctor rather than the undergraduate Bachelor of Laws.

Because we know that you come to us with a wealth of previous experience, the Juris Doctor is pitched at a higher level to challenge you and to build your capabilities in a legal workplace.

You will find our lecturers are very accessible as we pride ourselves on our ability to know our students individually, whether you study on campus or online.

Professional relevance

Our Law programs have been developed with extensive input from experts in the profession. Our lecturers have strong connections with legal practice and understand the needs of the legal profession. Collectively, they have a wealth of experience in a diverse range of backgrounds, including general legal practice, criminal law, human rights, international and comparative law, family and succession law, environmental and natural resources law, commercial and taxation law, and public law and policy.

Career outcomes

Apart from the obvious career as a legal practitioner, the Juris Doctor also opens up a wide range of career paths within the public service, government, politics, non-government organisations and businesses.

Professional accreditation

The Juris Doctor has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 Qld.

This will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland or as a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia. Intending solicitors and barristers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practice. All law graduates have the option of completing their practical legal training through a one-year traineeship in a law practice, or through an institution that offers a practical legal training qualification.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardDoctoral DegreeHow you will studyOnlineHow long you will study find out
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesAUD 18800 per yearInternational course feesAUD 19280 per year

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University of Southern Queensland to find course entry requirements.

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