Enjoy superb international opportunities for the study of law in the Melbourne JD. Linking with the best universities in Europe and North America, Melbourne Law School works with world leaders in legal education to create an exceptional educational experience for its students.
There are a number of opportunities open to JD students wanting to study abroad or to focus on global legal practice.
With degree partnerships with Oxford University, New York University Law School and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Melbourne Law School gives you the opportunity to graduate with two internationally recognised qualifications.
JD students are able to apply to earn an additional degree from any of these premier law schools. They will graduate with two internationally recognised qualifications, earning unparalleled access to the international job market and experiencing the most sophisticated forms of legal work.
See details about degree partnerships and when to apply.
JD students can take part in our international exchange program. This is an exhilarating opportunity that allows students to undertake a semester of study for credit at other well-recognised law schools from around the world. Current exchange partners include a range of universities in USA, Canada, Europe and South America. There are also opportunities in South Africa, Singapore and Israel.
Find out more about international outgoing exchange opportunities for JD students.
If you are a student at an international law school find out more about incoming exchange opportunities.
The Centre for Transnational Legal Studies
Melbourne Law School is the only Australian law school involved in the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS). Taught by faculty from a consortium of the world’s leading law schools, CTLS gives students from 24 schools the chance to come together to study transnational and international legal issues.
Melbourne JD students have the opportunity to attend the Centre in London for an intensive semester to study transnational, international, and comparative law with other students from around the world.
Check the CTLS subject page to find out more about the program.
Melbourne Law School Mobility Funding
Funding is available for those students who wish to undertake a mobility experience as a part of their degree. This funding is available through an application process.
As a law school vitally interested in global legal practice, Melbourne Law School offers Institutions in International Law and Global Lawyer, subjects that give students the chance to meet and network with international practitioners at institutional hubs such as Geneva and Washington DC.
Check the subject page for Institutions in International Law.
Check the subject page for Global Lawyer.
Independent Study Abroad
Melbourne Law School recognizes the unique opportunities that students can experience internationally. Independent study abroad is the means by which students can undertake Programs (Summer/Winter School) at Law Schools that are not Exchange partners with the University of Melbourne Law School.
See details about independent study abroad and application requirements.