Monash University (MU) Law School
Monash University Law School
Monash University (MU) offers undergraduate and Juris Doctor law degrees through the Faculty of Law at their Clayton, Caulfield and Law Chambers (for JD) campuses.
MU Law School Entry Requirements
If you’re a high school leaver or haven’t been to university before, an undergraduate Bachelor of Laws is for you. University graduates can study a postgraduate Juris Doctor degree. To learn more about the different types of law degrees, see our Law Degrees Explained page.
High school leavers can apply to study a combined Bachelor of Laws or a standalone Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at MU though VTAC. Timely applications through VTAC open early August and close in late September. There are also late and very late application periods with higher fees. For a full list of dates and fees, see VTAC dates and fees.
Students are assessed based on their ATAR (or equivalent) scores. The 2021 ATAR cut-off was 98.00 or an IB of 40.
For mature age students, click here to see entry requirements.
MU offers several alternative entry pathways for Indigenous students.
The Monash Indigenous Entry Scheme gives First Nations students direct admission to an alternative entry pathway thought the ‘Pathways to Monash Law’ program for First Nations students. Note: to be eligible for the Pathways program, you must satisfy the following:
- identify as an Indigenous Australian, AND
- be studying an Australian Year 12 or IB, AND
- achieve at least a minimum ATAR of 90.00 or equivalent, AND
- satisfy all prerequisites and extra requirements, AND
- be an Australian or a New Zealand citizen.
For more information about Pathways to Law, click here.
Alternatively, the Special Entry Access Scheme can give Indigenous Australian students an extra 10 ATAR points. Click here to check eligibility.
For students who have not completed year 12 or have a low/did not receive an ATAR, can apply to complete the Monash Indigenous Access Program (MIAP). This is a scholarship funded bridging program designed to prepared students for entry into a variety of undergraduate degrees at MU. The Indigenous Non-Award Pathway (INAP) is the part time alternative to the MIAP, which is full time.
Click here for more information.
Studying law at ANU law school
MU operates on a two-semester calendar. A full-time study load is 8 subjects per year.
For information about the Bachelor of Laws course information and typical study pattern, click here.
For information about the Combined Bachelor of Law course information and typical study pattern, visit the Monash University Handbook and explore the various combined law courses available.
Click here to see the course requirements and here to see a course map.
For information about the required subjects and course information in a Juris Doctor, click here. For the JD course map, click here.
Support for First Nations law students
Indigenous Support Centre
William Cooper Institute is the Indigenous Support Centre at MU.
Law school contacts
Dr Caroline Henckels – Liaison Officer for Indigenous Students Faculty of Law
T: (03) 9905 3353
Indigenous Tutoring Program
MU operates the for Indigenous Academic Enhancement Program (IAEP) to all First Nations students.
Practical Legal Training (PLT)
MU does not offer a PLT program.
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