Indigenous students and the JD Program

The Melbourne JD (Juris Doctor) is a graduate law degree. It is available if you already have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than law.

The Melbourne JD equips you with the skills and knowledge to take a leading role in a range of careers including legal practice, business, government and community organisations.

It is a 3 year program (or 4 - 6 years part-time), and is comprised of 24 subjects – 16 compulsory and 8 elective. Melbourne Law School’s elective offering is extensive and continually evolving to reflect current developments and issues in law and legal practice. You can view examples of offerings that focus on Indigenous legal issues.

MLS’ Clinical programs and internship opportunities will enable you to get real-world experience in community organisations working on cutting edge social justice issues.

All Indigenous students admitted to the JD program will receive a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), where the government pays part of the fees.

Find out more about structure of the JD Program, including to sign up for information sessions.

Professional Opportunities and external funding

Professional development, scholarship and funding opportunities for Indigenous law students.

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