Juris Doctor (JD)

Postgraduate Study


Apply now for 2024 and advance your career with postgraduate study at Western.

Law at Western

You will engage in collaborative face to face problem and case-based learning experiences, will be supported by online learning materials, and will participate in authentic assessment to develop knowledge and skills.

The Juris Doctor provides advanced and integrated knowledge of the principal areas of legal practice, legal concepts, and broader perspectives about the law. It develops advanced professional skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, research, communication, collaboration and self-management, and ethical and professional awareness and judgement.

The Juris Doctor gives you the flexibility to choose from a wide range of additional specialist subjects which includes the opportunity to study overseas.

The Juris Doctor is available to both domestic and international graduate students who are looking for a highly regarded law degree with a strong focus on student employability across diverse careers in law and beyond.

You will also engage in legal research projects which includes the option for tailored support for those considering future enrolment into a PhD program


The Juris Doctor is an accredited degree. Graduates of this degree who wish to practice in NSW may apply to the Legal Profession Admission Board for admission as a legal practitioner after undertaking prescribed professional legal training (PLT).

Program structure

Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $37,896*

Delivery: On Campus

A limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places will be available to domestic students. Please contact the School of Law to enquire.

Fees: AUD $39,904*

Delivery: On Campus



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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.  

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