Key Dates for Admission
All applicants for the Melbourne JD must complete the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The LSAT is an independent, international test administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).
Test centres are available in Melbourne, around Australia and in centres throughout the world. Applicants should consult the LSAC website to confirm all registration and test date information as dates may vary depending on the centre location. Applicants who have taken the test within the last five years may use those results for admission purposes.
Further information about the LSAT is available at About the LSAT.
Further details about the Melbourne JD application process are available on the How to Apply webpage.
Key Dates for 2014 Entry
In 2013, the Law School has committed to two selection rounds for admission in 2014. There may be a third round late in 2013, but this should not be assumed. Information on whether there will be a third round will be available in October.
Early application is advised. Applicants applying in Round 1 may re-apply in Round 2 using the e-application system and re- submitting all the required documentation. However, applicants should only re-submit applications if they improve their LSAT score or their GWA.
If new circumstances arise between rounds (for example, relevant to a GAMS application), please contact the Admissions Office for advice.
LSAT Registration Closing Date: 11 January 2013
LSAT Sitting: 17 February 2013
LSAT Registration Closing Date: 24 May 2013
LSAT Sitting: 23 June 2013
LSAT Registration Closing Date: 6 September 2013 (tbc)
LSAT Sitting: 6 October 2013
LSAT scores are valid for five years and the LSAT can be sat three times in two years.
Further information is available from the LSAT website.
JD Application Deadline: 12 July 2013
Latest LSAT sitting to apply in this round: June
Applicants applying in Round 1 will be notified of the outcome of their application by 27 August 2013.
JD Application Deadline: 9 September 2013
Latest LSAT sitting to apply in this round: October
Applicants applying in Round 2 will be notified of the outcome of their application by 26 November 2013.
*Please note that all documents must be uploaded with your e-application or delivered to Melbourne Law School Student Centre by 5.00pm on the application closing date. Applications that do not contain all of the required documentation cannot be assessed.
International applicants are assessed on an ongoing basis throughout the year up until 30 November. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application 4-8 weeks from the date of submission.
Compulsory - 6 and 7 February 2014.
Legal Method and Reasoning
Intensive introductory subject - 10 to 21 February 2014.