Juris DoctorEntry requirements
- An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline, except a Bachelor of Laws (LLB - Common Law), from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (out of 4.0); or
- A partially-completed Bachelor of Laws (LLB - Common Law), from a recognised tertiary institution, in order to enrol in a course or courses required to obtain admission into legal practice*; or
- A partially-completed Juris Doctor (JD) from another overseas institution, in order to enrol in a course or courses required to obtain admission into legal practice*.
* A letter from the Boards of Examiners, Victorian Council of Legal Education (or equivalent interstate body) must be submitted which lists the course(s) required to be completed and the educational institutions that are accredited to provide the relevant course(s).
- Applicants with either an Australian bachelor degree, or higher level qualification, in any discipline except an LLB with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0) may be considered for a full fee place when a personal statement is provided demonstrating significant interest or intended career progression in law.
- Applicants with an Australian Graduate Diploma, or higher level qualification, in any discipline except common law with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0) may be considered for a full fee place.
Commonwealth supported places
A limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are awarded on academic merit alone. The minimum requirement to be considered for a CSP is a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0. However, the actual GPA is dependent on the number and standard of applications received during the application period.
Students currently enrolled in an AFP place may apply for a CSP place after completing at least one year of full-time equivalent study (96 credit points) and have demonstrated a GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0).
English language requirements
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
Australian law degrees are required to include 11 core areas of knowledge - the 'Priestley 11’.
These areas are:
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- Equity (including Trusts)
- Company Law
- Administrative Law
- Federal and State Constitutional Law
- Civil Procedure
- Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
No exemptions from the Priestley 11 are allowed unless the courses concerned are the equivalent subjects in another postgraduate law program.
Credit and exemption
For non-law electives, exemptions may be granted for courses successfully completed at master degree level.
Credits and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.