Melbourne Law School is ranked as the Number 1 Law School in Australia. We invite you to explore all that Melbourne Law School has to offer.
All applications for Exchange and Study Abroad students are administered by the Study Overseas team at Stop 1. Please see their website for details regarding application requirements.
Below you will find details regarding subject selection for Study Abroad and Exchange programs available to students, including subject restrictions and other useful information that you should consider.
Students not enrolled in a law degree at their home institution
Students not enrolled in a law degree at their home institution and wishing to study law while at Melbourne are encouraged to consider the undergraduate breadth subjects offered by Melbourne Law School to non-law students. These are subjects with legal content designed for students not enrolled in a law degree at their home institution.
Please note that you must still be able to meet any relevant prerequisites in order to enrol.
Students enrolled in a law degree at their home institution
The Melbourne Law School no longer teaches a professional entry undergraduate degree. As a result, students enrolled in an undergraduate law degree must select breadth subjects, and are not permitted to undertake subjects from the JD.
The Melbourne Law School accepts applications from JD and LLM level students (this includes European students in the fourth and final years of a five-year combined LLB/LLM degree). All incoming exchange students seeking to enrol in JD or LLM subjects must provide written proof that they are studying at a graduate level.
Incoming students may:
- Enrol in one subject from the Melbourne Law Masters (MLM) program (further details) except for the following:
- International Legal Internship (LAWS70067)
- Minor Thesis (LAWS70003)
- Enrol in elective JD subjects except for the following:
- Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) Program (LAWS00011)
- Disability Human Rights Clinic (LAWS90004)
- Economic and Business Law in Asia (LAWS90037)
- Global Lawyer (LAWS50071)
- Institutions in International Law (LAWS50045)
- International Criminal Justice Clinic (LAWS90060)
- Jessup Moot (LAWS50042)
- Law and Legal Practice in Asia (LAWS90006)
- Law Apps (LAWS90033)
- Legal Internship (LAWS50059)
- Melbourne Journal of International Law (LAWS50060)
- Melbourne University Law Review (LAWS50058)
- New Ideas in Legal Scholarship (LAWS50114)
- Property Law and the City (LAWS90134)
- Public Interest Law Clinic (LAWS50116)
- Start-Up Law (LAWS90108)
- Street Law (LAWS50102)
- Sustainability Business Clinic (LAWS50126)
- WTO: Moot Court Competition (LAWS50044)
- Enrol in the following compulsory JD subjects:
- Constitutional Law (LAWS50028)
- Contracts (LAWS50029)
- Corporations Law (LAWS50035)
- Criminal Law and Procedure (LAWS50034)
- Disputes and Ethics (LAWS90140)
- Evidence and Proof (LAWS50037)
- Legal Method and Reasoning (LAWS50023)
- Legal Theory (LAWS50031)
- Obligations (LAWS50026)
- Principles of Public Law (LAWS50024)
- Property (LAWS50030)
- Torts (LAWS50025)
- Trusts (LAWS50033)
Students wishing to learn about common law methodology should consider enrolling in Legal Method and Reasoning and/or Obligations. An alternative option is the MLM subject Fundamentals of the Common Law (LAWS70217); however, this subject has a strict quota and places are limited.
Please note that quotas are in place in both the JD and MLM programs. As a result, subject selections may only be approved on a provisional basis prior to arrival in Australia. Enrolment into subjects is dependent on the availability of places.
Study Abroad and Exchange students will be subject to the relevant course rules for subjects they undertake. These rules include assessment, attendance requirements, and assignment extensions.
If you have questions regarding study at Melbourne Law School that are not answered here, please contact the Study Overseas team at Stop 1.