Juris Doctor



The Juris Doctor law degree is for graduates of disciplines other than law and leads to admission to legal practice.

Note: Due to UNSW's quota system for Commonwealth-supported and fee-paying courses, students should apply as soon as possible. The quota system ensures enrolment is maintained at a level which maximises the quality of the UNSW teaching and learning experience.

Applications received after UAC's main closing date will be considered, however the university cannot guarantee that they'll be processed in time for the start of your preferred term. Offers to courses may close if a faculty's offer quota is reached. Applicants will be considered for preferences in future offer rounds in the 2021–22 UAC admissions period or can reapply in the following admissions period.

Allocation of JD places

Commonwealth-supported places (CSP) and fee-paying (FEE) places are available in the JD at UNSW. CSP places will be allocated to the most highly qualified applicants and remaining eligible applicants will be offered a FEE place in the program. Note that CSP and FEE places in the JD have separate UAC course codes. If you wish to be considered for both a CSP and FEE place, you must list both courses in order of preference.

UNSW JD Awards – Transferring from UNSW JD FEE to JD CSP

UNSW offers up to eight JD Awards each year. Applications will be considered from students enrolled in a FEE place in UNSW’s JD to transfer to a CSP. Assessment will be based on results in a minimum of one year full-time equivalent (48 units of credit) of UNSW JD studies. It is expected that to be competitive for consideration, students will require a minimum distinction average.

Early commencement of JD classes

Classes for Introducing Law and Justice will start in the week commencing 7 February 2022 (Orientation Week) for admission in UNSW Term 1, and 5 September 2022 (Orientation Week) for admission in UNSW Term 3. These introductory classes are compulsory and are taught in intensive mode. All students must attend these classes as preparation for the study of law.

Admission criteria

Full details of Juris Doctor entry requirements

Fees and charges

^ Indicative annual course fees for 2021. Visit UNSW's website for further information.

Australian Government financial assistance

UNSW Sydney scholarships and financial assistance

Equity Scholarships through UAC

UNSW Law and Justice

Visit the UNSW Law & Justice website.
Call Future Students +61 2 9385 1844.

Further information

Read the full course details on the UNSW Sydney website.

Visit the UNSW Sydney website for general information.