Juris Doctor

Transform your career with a world-class degree

Our Juris Doctor qualification is an internationally-recognised and practical law degree delivered with flexible study options by renowned academics and industry leaders.

Go beyond the textbook and experience law first-hand

  • Learn how to reason, analyse and negotiate in real world scenarios
  • Build practical skills needed for a thriving legal career
  • Be exposed to the latest in industry thinking through our blend of academia and research.

Study what you want, when you want

  • Choose from multiple elective streams presented via evening classes, online or part-time
  • Switch off from the world and switch onto studying in our new, state of the art learning spaces.

Learn from industry leaders

  • Our academic staff are at the forefront of the industry
  • Make valuable industry connections
  • Understand exactly what employers are looking for in future graduates.



Welcome to UTS Central




World class city campus

UTS Central is a vibrant student hub at the heart of our city campus. It’s where the Faculty of Law calls home, with its:

  • Trial courts, moot court and library
  • Student study spaces and reading room
  • Bustling food court that sprawls out onto Alumni Green.

Located along Broadway, the campus is easily accessible by bus, train or foot, and is close to exciting new food and shopping precincts.



Practical Legal Training

Practical Legal Training (PLT) is the last step before being admitted to practice as a lawyer. At UTS, we offer Practical Legal Training through our Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, which you can study as a combined degree with the Juris Doctor.

The Practical Legal Training requirements are integrated into your Juris Doctor course seamlessly, meaning you’ll be able to complete the requirements faster and start you career as a lawyer sooner.

Taught by leading industry professionals, you’ll gain all the necessary practical skills needed for your new career. Download the PLT course guide (PDF) for more information.

Which Juris Doctor degree?

Planning to be a practising lawyer, or interested in registering as a trade marks attorney too? At UTS Faculty of Law, you have the option to choose from five different Juris Doctor degrees.


You’re in good company

Bailey Neate - Juris Doctor student

Bailey Neate
Current student
Juris Doctor

“The UTS Juris Doctor appealed to me because it focuses on assessments which examine a student’s ability to apply the law to real-world scenarios rather than simply testing their ability to rote-learn and recite legal theory.”

Beverly Ng - Juris Doctor graduate

Beverly Ng
Senior Lawyer, NSW Department of Customer Service
Juris Doctor Graduate

“The UTS Juris Doctor meant I could do evening, weekend and summer classes with a small cohort. There’s also a very supportive student mentoring program which provides valuable insights into the legal industry and career opportunities.”



Ready to apply or need more info?

Domestic students

To start studying at UTS in the Autumn 2021 session, domestic students need to apply by 
31 January 2021

Apply for Juris Doctor

International students

Find the course information, fees, and application details relevant to you.

International student info


Have a question?

Just email the Faculty of Law at law@uts.edu.au and someone will be in touch shortly.

Juris Doctor FAQs

What are the fees?

If you’re studying a postgraduate by coursework degree, you’ll need to pay tuition fees.You can find out more about what your degree will cost with our tuition fees search.

If you do have to pay a fee and you’re a local student, you may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government loan scheme. Using FEE-HELP means you don’t have to pay for your tuition fees up front. Learn more about Government HELP schemes.

You can choose to repay your FEE-HELP loan simply by notifying your employer who will then withhold your payments through the PAYG tax system. You can also make payments directly to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). And, if your postgraduate degree is related to your employment, your tuition fees may be tax deductible. For more information, contact your financial advisor.

Is there a discount for Alumni?

If you’ve already completed a degree at UTS then you’re eligible for the Alumni Advantage program, which offers a 10% savings on full fee paying degree programs. Find out if you’re eligible for Alumni Advantage.

What date do applications close?

If you want to start studying at UTS in our Autumn 2021 session, you need to apply by:

31 January 2021

When do sessions start?

There are three teaching sessions at UTS:

  • Autumn Session: March to June
  • Spring Session: July to October
  • Summer Session: November to February

    While not all subjects offered by UTS are currently run during Summer session, make sure you check out which ones are – it’s a great way to get ahead or to reduce your study load during Autumn and Spring Sessions.

What are the entry requirements?

A non-law bachelor degree with credit average or above

What are the English language requirements for entry?

If you’ve studied overseas you may need to demonstrate your English proficiency by completing an English language test or program recognised by UTS. The English language results required to meet UTS English language requirements for entry are listed below.

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall, writing 6.0
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): 79-93 overall, writing 21
  • PTE (Academic): 58-64 – CAE: 176-184
    AE5/AE6 (PASS): AE5
  • The TOEFL Paper Based Test is currently being phased out by TOEFL. UTS will continue to accept TOEFL PBT scores, provided the test was taken within the two years prior to application at UTS.

These requirements may apply to you, even if you are not an international student. Find out more about English language requirements.

Can I get detailed subject timetable information?

Do you like to plan ahead? Then check out the UTS Timetable Planner. The online tool lets you see the timetable for the current session, so you can get an idea about when the subjects for your degree may be scheduled and offered.

I'm an international student, how do I apply?

If you’re an international student, head to UTS International to find the course information, fees and application details relevant to you.

Who can I talk to about applying?

Let’s talk! Make an enquiry with our friendly team.

UTS Student Centre
Phone: 1300 ASK UTS (1300 275 887)

Online enquiry: ask.uts.edu.au

Web: law.uts.edu.au