Selection Criteria

An equitable selection process

Selection into the Melbourne JD is based on academic results in all previous tertiary study and the score in the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Applicants must have either an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than law or a degree in law from a different legal system.

The University of Melbourne also offers the Graduate Access Melbourne scheme. Graduate Access Melbourne is a scheme for students who experienced hardship in their undergraduate studies  or students recognised to be under-represented in higher education. At least 20% of CSP are awarded under the Graduate Access Melbourne scheme. Please check the Graduate Access Melbourne website to check your eligibility.

As a result of these selection criteria the Melbourne JD student body is diverse, motivated and highly talented.

Selection criteria 

The criteria for selection are:

  • Academic results from all previous tertiary studies
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Score and Essay

Selection into the JD is based on academic results in all tertiary study undertaken and the score received in a legal aptitude test (LSAT). When the Selection Committee looks at your prior academic results, the Committee does not look at the GWA in isolation but considers all university transcripts in detail. The selection criteria are assessed in a holistic way and neither criterion is determinative in the selection process.

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements for the JD.