JURIS DOCTOR (JD)
POSTGRaDUaTE COURSE GUIDE 2011
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Juris doctor Student
The Jd AdvANTAge worLdwide APPeAL gLobAL exPoSUre
You already have a degree and are ready Graduates of UTS:Law degrees have often Regular research seminars and visiting guest
for the fast-track. You’re looking for an gone on to international careers - working in lectures by leading legal academics keep you
original, streamlined and internationally Shanghai, Tokyo, London and New York. in touch with contemporary issues of law.
recognised course of law study which reflects
your life experience and caters for your
other commitments with flexible day/night
iNFormed iNveSTmeNT PerForm oN The
classes. most of all you’re ready for your next Education, at every level, is an investment. worLd STAge
challenge: a UTS Juris Doctor (JD). In return for a sustained effort, commitment UTS offers the opportunity to be part of
of time and university fees, a JD graduate trained student teams involved in national
As a course of study designed solely with attains sharp analytical skills, highly
graduates in mind, you will enjoy the and international mooting competitions.
improved career prospects and possibilities, Other competitions available include
advantage of learning with like-minded, increased earning capacity and a range of
talented peers. Together you will forge the negotiation, client interviewing and witness
invaluable graduate attributes. examination. Your study of law will be
kind of collegial, professional network few
other university degrees can offer. enriched with opportunities by real-world
PrACTiCAL application of knowledge.
As a graduate, you can advance your
career achievements to date with a shift in LegAL TrAiNiNg
direction – for instance, with a UTS JD and Unlike other university courses, the UTS iNTerNATioNAL exChANge
a prior career in banking and finance, you JD is the only Sydney JD that equips you for UTS provides International Exchange as
can build on your existing experience and admission to practice by including the option an opportunity for students to gain an
professional network to enter a new career to undertake the Practical Legal Training international perspective on their courses
in a commercial law firm, or as corporate (PLT) component. and careers. Studying on exchange provides
in-house counsel. an exciting way to gain intercultural
Note: While the Juris Doctor is an grAdUATe ATTribUTeS knowledge, skills and experience. UTS has
agreements with universities in Asia, UK
exclusively graduate-entry course, it must Being a successful law graduate in today's and Europe which enable the exchange of law
be distinguished from a master of Laws, world requires more then just knowing the subjects for a semester.
which is offered to law graduates wishing law and how to apply it. Graduates need to
to further specialise in an area of law. be able to think critically, analyse information
The JD is not a doctoral level award. Both JD and its source, behave professionally grAdUATe emPLoYmeNT &
and LLB students are required to study the and manage work and life priorities in an SUmmer CLerKShiPS
11 areas of knowledge prescribed by the effective manner. UTS participates in the legal clerkship and
Legal Profession Admission Board.
internship programs and UTS students gain
UTS Law recognises these attributes a high proportion of available positions.
whY ChooSe A UTS as "Graduate Attributes", which are
the characteristics, qualities, skills and
JUriS doCTor capabilities possessed by students by the SYdNeY’S FirST, The
Choosing to undertake a UTS JD ensures time they complete their law degree at UTS. UTS:LAw Jd
your experience of studying law is
Launched in 2008, UTS:Law has
streamlined, flexible and professionally Graduate Attributes include critical thinking, established itself as the foremost provider
relevant. As a student you will benefit from a disciplinary knowledge and lifelong learning. of JD education in Sydney.
comprehensive curriculum review recently
undertaken in close consultation with the
legal profession. Day and night classes, as mASTer oF LAwS oPTioN Offering experienced academics skilled in
demystifying the technical legalese of law -
well as intensive block subjects and summer The UTS LLm is also brand new and UTS:Law has been top rated by the Federal
school, allow you to fast-track your degree articulates well with the JD, allowing Government for Excellence in Learning
and graduate one year (or more) ahead of specialisation in a range of areas that build and Teaching in 2007, 2008 and 2009 - plus
undergraduate LLB students, as well as on the excellent foundation of the JD degree. the Faculty’s right-in-the-city location, the
manage your study around other personal Add an LLm and you will be well ahead UTS JD provides a balance of both teaching
and professional commitments. of your peers, finished in 1.5 years before excellence and flexible learning.
someone doing a LLB and LLm at another
university in Sydney.
A JURIS DOCTOR (JD) IS A LAW DEGREE PAR ExCELLENCE, RECOGNISED
INTERNATIONALLY AND BY THE AUSTRALIAN LEGAL PROFESSION AS A
PRESTIGIOUS AND STREAmLINED mODE OF STUDY.
The standard progressions for students undertaking PLT within the degree are shown below.
3 year full-time standard program 2 year accelerated program Part-time standard program
YeAr 1 YeAr 1 YeAr 1
Autumn Semester January-February (intensive) Autumn Semester
Perspectives on Law 8cp Legal method and Research 6cp Perspectives on Law 8cp
Legal method and Research 6cp Autumn Semester Legal method and Research 6cp
Contracts 8cp Perspectives on Law 8cp Spring Semester
Spring Semester Criminal Law 8cp Criminal Law 8cp
Torts 8cp Contracts 8cp Torts 8cp
Criminal Law 8cp Spring Semester YeAr 2
Australian Constitutional Law 8cp Real Property 8cp Autumn Semester
Torts 8cp Contracts 8cp
Australian Constitutional Law 8cp Australian Constitutional Law 8cp
Law Option 1 6cp Spring Semester
Real Property 8cp
Real Property 8cp
Commercial Law 6cp Summer Session Commercial Law 6cp
Equity and Trusts 8cp Commercial Law 6cp
Law Option 1 6cp Law Option 2 6cp YeAr 3
Spring Semester YeAr 2 Equity and Trusts 8cp
Corporate Law 8cp Autumn Semester Administrative Law 8cp
Administrative Law 8cp Equity and Trusts 8cp Spring Semester
Evidence and Criminal Procedure 6cp Corporate Law 8cp Corporate Law 8cp
Law Option 2 6cp Administrative Law 8cp Law Option 1 6cp
YeAr 3 Evidence and Criminal Procedure 6cp YeAr 4
Autumn Semester Spring Semester Autumn Semester
Law Option 2 6cp
Civil Litigation 6cp Law Option 3 6cp
Law Option 3 6cp
Ethics and Professional Conduct 6cp Civil Litigation 6cp
Law Option 3 6cp Ethics and Professional Conduct 6cp
Evidence and Criminal Procedure 6cp
Spring Semester Legal Skills 6cp Civil Litigation 6cp
Legal Skills 6cp Advocacy 6cp Ethics and Professional Conduct 6cp
Advocacy 6cp Practical Experience 0cp
Commercial and Estate Practice 6cp Summer Session Autumn Semester
Property Transactions 6cp Commercial and Estate Practice 6cp Legal Skills 6cp
Practical Experience 0cp Property Transactions 6cp Advocacy 6cp
Commercial and Estate Practice 6cp
Property Transactions 6cp
Practical Experience 0cp
The Juris Doctor is a postgraduate legal qualification that has provided me with the flexibility and opportunity to
participate as a member of the prestigious ‘Jessup International Law Moot court competition’ team whilst continuing
to work part-time and complete my degree. I chose UTS because its Law Faculty was held in high esteem amongst
friends already in the legal fraternity for providing courses that concentrated on the practical industry aspects of the
legal profession. The lecturers are always approachable and willing to spend that extra time to assist students in a
lecture, tutorial or private meeting if the student requires it. They go above and beyond their duty as teaching staff to
Juris doctor graduate
CoNTACT hoUrS SUbJeCT LiSTiNgS moderN FACiLiTieS
classes for full-time students are generally To assist you in planning your study program, We have state-of-the-art facilities including
timetabled during the day. registrations full subject lists and descriptions are wireless technology, multimedia lecture
in evening or other classes are subject to available on our website. theatres, a purpose-built moot court and
availability and no guarantees are provided trial courts to practise your legal arguments
in securing preferences. As a guideline a six TimeTAbLe and advocacy skills. The Faculty also
credit point subject requires attendance of The official UTS Autumn and Spring features computer labs solely designated
three hours each week and an eight credit Timetable is released online mid-november to law students and available for extended
point subject requires attendance of four each year for timetable information for the hours, private research rooms, law library
hours each week over a 14-week semester, following academic year. This allows you to and study spaces.
or equivalent. For every hour of tuition you search for subjects and plan your semesters.
will need to dedicate a minimum of 2-3 hours All core law subjects are offered each CiTY LoCATioN
of reading and preparation. core teaching semester every year. not all elective subjects Located just a few minutes walk from
hours for on-campus classes are generally are offered each year but will be offered central railway Station and right on the
timetabled on Monday to Friday, between within a 2 year cycle. door step of major metropolitan and
the hours of 9:00am and 9:00pm. evening suburban bus routes, the UTS Haymarket
classes generally commence at 5:00pm ASSeSSmeNT campus is quick and easy to get to after
and finish at 9:00pm to enable attendance JD assessment varies from subject to work. The campus has the added benefit of
in more than one class per night. There is subject, between formal examinations, being close to chinatown, Darling Harbour
no teaching past 9:00pm. Intensive block research work, class participation, and the cinema complexes if you want to
mode subjects are offered in Summer essays, assignments, seminar/tutorial socialise after class, eat out or take in a
Session. contact hours are equivalent to presentations, take home examinations or movie. Park at one of the numerous parking
the contact hours for subjects offered on a a viva voce. Students will be advised of the stations located on Quay Street and get a
weekly basis (around 36 hours) but block official assessment criteria in the first week discount by showing your student I.D.
classes are held over a concentrated period. of a semester when Subject outlines are
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Distance subjects are taught via UTSonline provided in class or made available online. as of July 2010. The University reserves the right to alter
and will require time to participate in online any matter described in this brochure without notice.
All written assignments should follow the
discussions and group work, download
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audio recordings of lectures and submit
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assignments via the Digital Drop box.
website. An assignment cover sheet must be
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juris Doctor (JD)
A grADuAte entry lAw Degree
DesigneD to equip you to enter
the legAl profession
> Includes Practical Legal Training (PLT)
> Part-time and full-time
AcceLerATeD oPTIon AvAILAbLe
shApe your future
CoUrSe STrUCTUre 2011 ACAdemiC YeAr modeS oF STUdY
The course comprises a total of 144 credit The academic year is divided into two The JD is offered in both part-time and
points. The study components for course main semesters, Autumn Semester and full-time study modes. Part-time study refers
completion are as follows: Spring Semester. Summer Session offers to a 'reduced' semester load and part time
> 102 credit points of compulsory core law the optional opportunity to accelerate your students may need to attend day classes.
subjects (14 subjects); course by undertaking up to two subjects in Classes for full-time students are generally
> 18 credit points of law options (three intensive mode. timetabled during the day. Registrations in
subjects); and Autumn Semester: evening or other various classes are subject
> either 24 credit points of practical legal 28 February 2011 - 10 June 2011 to availability and no guarantees are provided
training subjects (five subjects) or an in securing preferences.
additional 24 credit points of law options
01 August 2011 - 11 November 2011
(four subjects). hoNoUrS
Summer Session: To qualify for honours in the Juris Doctor,
December 2011 - February 2012
AdmiSSioN reqUiremeNTS candidates must attain a minimum
Applicants require a Bachelor's degree in a average mark of 80 per cent across all
discipline other than law. Completion of this subjects attempted.
qualification does not guarantee entry into
this course. Offers are based upon academic
merit and are made on a competitive basis.
engAge. eDucAte. eMpower
These words guide our efforts to equip graduates with the essential skills
required of top-tier, critical-thinking, socially-responsible legal professionals.
The UTS JD has been developed in close consultation with the legal profession.
A first in Sydney, in response to evolving needs and a globalised work environment.
Professor Jill mcKeough
UTS Faculty of Law
how To APPLY 2011 FeeS eNroLmeNT
Australian Citizens & $63,300 Australian Citizens & All classes have enrolment quotas. Once
Permanent residents Permanent Residents you are made an offer it is important that
Applications are lodged via the $71,580 International Students you accept your offer and enrol as soon
Universities Admission Centre. Note: Fees are charged at the rates set for the year as possible. Evening classes have spaces
www.uac.edu.au enrolled per subject and are increased annually. reserved for part-time students but are
international Students released to all students 4 weeks before
Applications are lodged via the Fee-heLP semester starts. Registrations in evening
UTS International Office. The Australian Government offers a or other various classes are subject to
www.uts.edu.au/international Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) availability and no guarantees are provided in
which provides eligible fee-paying students securing preferences if you enrol late.
APPLiCATioN deAdLiNeS with a loan to cover their tuition fees. In 2010,
Autumn Semester the lifetime FEE-HELP loan limit is $85,062. FUrTher iNFormATioN
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