Melbourne Juris Doctor (JD) + UBC Master of Law (LLM)
Melbourne Juris Doctor (JD) + UBC Master of Law, Common Law (LLM CL)
Melbourne Juris Doctor (JD) + UBC Master of Law, Taxation (LLM Tax)
The Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC is one of the world’s leading centres for legal education and research. Its faculty members engage in research with local, national, and global impact and provide students with some of the most extensive and innovative curricular opportunities of any Canadian law school.
Scholars at the Allard School of Law demonstrate the best of rigorous, socially-aware, and innovative legal research. The law school’s intellectual community has long been committed to disseminating outstanding research that influences scholarly, judicial, and public policy debates, that informs the development of national and international law, and that advances justice and social change. Allard School of Law scholars are linked to local, national, and global communities, and their research reflects this range of insight and impact.
Successful applicants will depart in their sixth and final semester of the Melbourne JD to complete the one-year program abroad (beginning in August - Fall Semester). For exact dates, consult the The University of British Columbia's Peter A Allard School of Law academic calendar.
For further information, visit The University of British Columbia's Peter A Allard School of Law details:
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 4 elective subjects (50 points) of the Melbourne JD prior to departing for this Degree Partnership,
- must adhere to the admissions policies, procedures and standards of UBC, and will be provisionally assessed on three semesters of academic results, however may need to provide transcripts at the completion of their fourth and fifth semesters, and
- have (and maintain) a 65% average or above, however applicants with an average of 75% or greater are considered highly 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 UBC.
- Application deadlines change year-to-year (usually in December); however, students are advised to confirm directly with UBC.
- Students must adhere to the admissions policies, procedures and standards of UBC, and will provisionally assessed on three semesters of academic results, however may need to provide transcripts at the completion of their fourth and fifth semesters.
- Students are liable for all non-refundable application fees.
For successful applicants, the Academic Programs Coordinator will enrol the student in a generic study abroad subject equivalent to four (4) 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.
Successful applicants are required to make an appointment with the Associate Dean (Juris Doctor) to discuss their study plan while at UBC to ensure that the student do not undertake subjects too similar to those already completed in the Melbourne JD. Students should contact the Academic Programs Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange this appointment.
- Students will be awarded the LLM upon completion of 36 law credits as required by the course structure.
- Students will be awarded the LLM (Common Law)/LLM (Tax) upon completion of 30 law credits 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 for each award using the online guidelines, however must take their personal circumstances in to account.
Scholarships and Funding
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 UBC.
- 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 email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 email@example.com or book an appointment.