The ANU Juris Doctor

Juris Doctor

Designed for students who have completed their undergraduate degree in a discipline other than law, the ANU Juris Doctor allows you to gain the professional qualification required for admission to legal practice in Australia.

Building on the knowledge and experience you’ve gained in your undergraduate degree and working life, the ANU JD places a contemporary focus on law and legal issues to create an engaging, highly relevant program of study, and is available on-campus or online.

You’ll gain an advanced understanding of law and legal systems, exploring how law is created, interpreted, applied and enhanced, and the impact it has on our day-to-day lives. In addition, the ANU JD includes a distinctive capstone experience – incorporating practical clinical studies, internships or a research project – and enabling you to see law in action, and providing real-world skills, insight and experience.

Recognised across Australia and around the world, the ANU JD presents considerable value if you’re seeking to transition to law or take your career to the next level. 

Choose the ANU JD that best suits you best:


Building on your existing skills and knowledge, the ANU JD (On-Campus) allows you to gain a globally-recognised law degree that offers diverse opportunities in and outside of law and legal practice. 

Change direction, wherever you are. Like its on-campus equivalent, the ANU JD (Online) allows you to gain a professional law degree from a leading law school without having to relocate or compromise employment, family or personal commitments.

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team