The Melbourne JD is now recognised for admissions purposes in India.
The Bar Council of India has granted accreditation to the LLB and JD programs of all Australian law schools, including the Melbourne JD, for a period of five years beginning in 2016.
The recognition means Indian students interested in studying in Australia can have their Juris Doctor qualification recognised for the purposes of a legal career in their home country.
Dean Carolyn Evans welcomed the decision and said that Melbourne Law School had been working closely with colleagues in India in recent years.
"We look forward to welcoming more students from India to our law school now that we have received accreditation," Professor Evans said.
Students who wish to be admitted in India are advised to consult with the Bar Council of India about what bridging courses they may need to complete.
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