Juris Doctor

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Juris Doctor

To qualify for the award of the Juris Doctor, a student must successfully complete:
(i) 102 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(ii) 42 credit points of elective units of study of which a maximum of 36 credit points are taken from Part 1, and
(iii) a minimum of 6 credit points taken from Part 2.

Full-Time

Compulsory units of study

Year 1

LAWS5000
Foundations of Law
6    N LAWS1000 or LAWS1006
Intensive March
Semester 1
LAWS5001
Torts
6    C LAWS5000
N LAWS1010 or LAWS1012 or LAWS3001
Semester 1
LAWS5002
Contracts
6    N LAWS1015
Semester 1
LAWS5003
Civil and Criminal Procedure
6    N LAWS1014
Semester 1
LAWS5004
Criminal Law
6    P LAWS5000 and LAWS5003
N LAWS1003 or LAWS1016 or LAWS2001 or LAWS2009
Semester 2
LAWS5005
Public International Law
6    P LAWS5000
N LAWS1023 or LAWS1018
Semester 2
LAWS5006
Torts and Contracts II
6    P LAWS5000 and LAWS5001 and LAWS5002
N LAWS1017
Semester 2
LAWS5007
Public Law
6    P LAWS5000
N LAWS1021
Semester 2
LAWS5018
Legal Research
     Semester 1

Year 2

Students may substitute one compulsory unit with one Juris Doctor elective unit in each semester of their penultimate year, deferring the compulsory unit(s) to their final year.
Students cannot enrol in more than two elective units in their penultimate year.
LAWS5008
Intro to Property and Commercial Law
6    P LAWS5000
N LAWS2012
Semester 1
LAWS5009
The Legal Profession
6    N LAWS1001 or LAWS2013 or LAWS3002 or LAWS3004
Semester 1
LAWS5010
Administrative Law
6    C LAWS5007
N LAWS2002 or LAWS2010
Semester 1
LAWS5011
Federal Constitutional Law
6    C LAWS5007
N LAWS1004 or LAWS2011 or LAWS3000 or LAWS3003
Semester 1
LAWS5012
Real Property
6    P LAWS5008 or LAWS1012
N LAWS2007 or LAWS2017
Semester 2
LAWS5013
Evidence
6    P LAWS5000 and LAWS5003
N LAWS2006 or LAWS2016 or LAWS3223
Semester 2
LAWS5014
Corporations Law
6    N LAWS2003 or LAWS2014


Professor Jason Harris
Semester 2
LAWS5015
Equity
6    A LAWS5008
P LAWS5000
N LAWS2004 or LAWS2015
Semester 2

Year 3

LAWS5017
Private International Law A
6    N LAWS1018 or LAWS2005 or LAWS2018
Semester 1
Semester 2

Part-time

Compulsory

Year 1

LAWS5000
Foundations of Law
6    N LAWS1000 or LAWS1006
Intensive March
Semester 1
LAWS5001
Torts
6    C LAWS5000
N LAWS1010 or LAWS1012 or LAWS3001
Semester 1
LAWS5005
Public International Law
6    P LAWS5000
N LAWS1023 or LAWS1018
Semester 2
LAWS5007
Public Law
6    P LAWS5000
N LAWS1021
Semester 2
LAWS5018
Legal Research
     Semester 1

Year 2

LAWS5002
Contracts
6    N LAWS1015
Semester 1
LAWS5003
Civil and Criminal Procedure
6    N LAWS1014
Semester 1
LAWS5004
Criminal Law
6    P LAWS5000 and LAWS5003
N LAWS1003 or LAWS1016 or LAWS2001 or LAWS2009
Semester 2
LAWS5006
Torts and Contracts II
6    P LAWS5000 and LAWS5001 and LAWS5002
N LAWS1017
Semester 2

Year 3

LAWS5010
Administrative Law
6    C LAWS5007
N LAWS2002 or LAWS2010
Semester 1
LAWS5011
Federal Constitutional Law
6    C LAWS5007
N LAWS1004 or LAWS2011 or LAWS3000 or LAWS3003
Semester 1
LAWS5013
Evidence
6    P LAWS5000 and LAWS5003
N LAWS2006 or LAWS2016 or LAWS3223
Semester 2
LAWS5014
Corporations Law
6    N LAWS2003 or LAWS2014


Professor Jason Harris
Semester 2

Year 4

Students may substitute one compulsory unit with one Juris Doctor elective unit in each semester of their fourth year, deferring the compulsory unit(s) to their fifth year.
Students cannot enrol in more than two elective units in their fourth year.
LAWS5008
Intro to Property and Commercial Law
6    P LAWS5000
N LAWS2012
Semester 1
LAWS5009
The Legal Profession
6    N LAWS1001 or LAWS2013 or LAWS3002 or LAWS3004
Semester 1
LAWS5012
Real Property
6    P LAWS5008 or LAWS1012
N LAWS2007 or LAWS2017
Semester 2
LAWS5015
Equity
6    A LAWS5008
P LAWS5000
N LAWS2004 or LAWS2015
Semester 2

Years 5 and 6

LAWS5017
Private International Law A
6    N LAWS1018 or LAWS2005 or LAWS2018
Semester 1
Semester 2