Melbourne Juris Doctor (JD) + Cambridge Master of Law (LLM)
Melbourne Juris Doctor (JD) + Cambridge Master of Corporate Law (MCL)
The one year taught Master of Laws (LLM) course offers highly qualified and intellectually outstanding students the opportunity of pursuing their legal studies at an advanced level in a challenging, but supportive, environment. The course, with its rich historical traditions, attracts students of the highest calibre, from both common law and civil law jurisdictions.
For more information, please visit Cambridge LLM.
The Master of Corporate Finance (MCL) has been structured to combine academic rigor with a curriculum diverse and flexible enough to allow those seeking to focus on corporate issues in their legal studies to tailor their course selection to fit their own priorities. With Cambridge being a collegiate university, for MCL students the college with which they are affiliated will do much to shape their experience here.
For more information, please visit Cambridge MCL.
Successful applicants will depart in their sixth and final semester of the Melbourne JD to complete the one-year program abroad (beginning in October - Term 1). For exact dates, consult the Cambridge academic calendar.
For further information, please visit University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law.
All applicants must:
- consult with the Academic Programs Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will provide each applicant with a Letter of Nomination,
- complete all core subjects and all except 3 elective subjects (37.5 points) of the Melbourne JD prior to departing for this Degree Partnership,
- adhere to the admissions policies, procedures and standards of Cambridge, and will be provisionally assessed on three semesters of academic results, however may need to provide transcripts at the completion of their fourth semester, and
- have (and maintain) a 65% average or above, however applicants with an average of 75% or greater are considered competitive.
Students are advised to seek appropriate course planning advice if they are considering a Degree Partnership as early as possible (ideally in the first year of their studies, or as soon as they decide to pursue this opportunity).
Students must consult with the Academic Programs Coordinator (email@example.com) who will provide each applicant with a Letter of Nomination, prior to applying directly to Cambridge.
- Application deadlines change year-to-year and are dependent on the program they are applying for (usually November for the LLM and January for the MCL); however, students are advised to confirm directly with Cambridge.
- Students must adhere to the admissions policies, procedures and standards of Cambridge, and will provisionally assessed on three semesters of academic results, however may need to provide transcripts at the completion of their fourth semester.
- Students are liable for all non-refundable application fees.
There is no limit on the number of students accepted in the Cambridge Degree Partnership per Melbourne Law School academic year.
For successful applicants, the Academic Programs Coordinator will enrol the student in a generic study abroad subject equivalent to three (3) elective subjects, which will appear on their student record and count towards their enrolment at the University of Melbourne. Students are advised to seek appropriate course planning advice to ensure they have sufficient space on their Melbourne Law School study plan prior to applying.
- Students will be awarded the LLM upon completion of four (4) courses at Cambridge as required by the course structure.
- Students will be awarded the MCL upon completion of two (2) courses and four (4) modules at Cambridge as required by the course structure.
Students are required to pay the fees for their program directly to the partner university and will be fee exempt for the equivalent component(s) at the University of Melbourne.
- Students are liable for all remaining travel/transportation, living expenses, textbooks, passport, visa and personal expenses associated with the Degree Partnership during the academic semester abroad.
- Students may estimate their minimum annual financial commitment using the online calculator, however must take their personal circumstances in to account.
Scholarships and Funding
Opportunities may be available from any of the following:
- Study overseas - funding options
- Melbourne Law School
- Financial Aid
- Students will be eligible to apply for bursaries, scholarships and other available financial support available at Cambridge.
- Supreme Court of Victoria – Trinity Hall Scholarships
- General Sir John Monash Scholarships
Students requiring a letter for Centrelink confirming their participation in the overseas program must contact the Academic Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org no less than 3 weeks before departure. Failure to do so may result in loss of payments such as Austudy, Youth Allowance and Disability Support Pension.
Participating students may be eligible for free University of Melbourne travel insurance.
Awarding Credit Upon Completion
Upon completion of the overseas program, students must ensure their overseas transcript is sent to the Academic Programs Coordinator (email@example.com), so credit from the program can be applied as Advanced Standing to the student's Melbourne Law School program. The generic study abroad subject will then be removed as a placeholder from the student's record.
The result(s) gained at the host institution will not be recorded on the student's University of Melbourne transcript and will not affect the student's Weighted Average Mark (WAM). Students are advised to retain a copy of their overseas transcripts to demonstrate the obtained result(s).
Graduation and Final Rankings
Melbourne Law School students who undertake international opportunities in the final semester of their course will often have to delay their graduation. Melbourne Law School advises students not to make any plans to attend a graduation ceremony until they have received a formal invitation to graduate.
Final rankings can only be calculated after all transcripts have been received and the student has graduated from their Melbourne Law School program.
Please note, however, Advanced Standing received from undertaking an overseas program is not included in final rankings.
Admission to Practice
Students seeking Admission to Practice in Victoria are required by the Board of Examiners to provide a Student Conduct Report (SCR) from each university in which they have been enrolled, including those based overseas, for each completed course.
Students should firstly approach their host institution's program contact to request the SCR. If the host institution is unsure of the wording to use in the SCR, students may provide them with a template (DOC).
- In the event an SCR request has been made and rejected (for whatever reason) students will need to provide evidence of the original request and the host institution's response.
- In the event an SCR request has been made to which no response has been received, students will need to provide evidence of the original request and a follow-up request.
For enquiries regarding international opportunities at Melbourne Law School, please contact the Academic Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide 2-3 dates and times when requesting an appointment.