JD Admissions

Dual Degrees with the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

NYU School of Law and the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne offer the NYU-Melbourne Dual JD/JD Program, where students may earn a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from NYU and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Melbourne.

Students interested in this dual degree program must apply and be accepted to both law schools. Applicants who hold a US bachelor’s degree or the equivalent may apply simultaneously to both schools or may apply during their second year of study at either school. Students may elect to begin their program of study at either school and must complete years one and two at that school and then complete years three and four at the other school. Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree from Australia that required three years of study may apply to NYU School of Law during their second year at Melbourne Law School. Each institution will collect and assess applications according to its own admissions policies, standards and procedures, and admission to one institution is no an indication or guarantee of admission to the other. Each institution will, where reasonable, accept credit for courses at the other institution for the purposes of satisfying general or specific course requirements, co-requisites and pre-requisites.

NYU School of Law and the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne also offer the Melbourne-NYU Dual JD/LL.M Program, where students may earn a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Melbourne and a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from NYU. This dual degree program will consist of three and one-half years of full-time study: five semesters at Melbourne and two semesters at NYU, entitling students to receive a JD from Melbourne and an LLM from NYU. Students interested in this dual degree program will apply first to Melbourne and, once enrolled at Melbourne, may apply during their fourth semester of study to any of NYU’s LLM degree programs offered at the New York City campus. Decisions regarding NYU admission will be made once four semesters of grades are received. Each institution will collect and assess applications according to it own admissions policies, standards and procedures, and admission to Melbourne is not an indication or guarantee of admission to NYU.

Credits completed during the first semester of the LLM at NYU will normally be applied to the final (sixth) semester of the JD degree at Melbourne. Coursework completed at Melbourne may satisfy pre- or co-requisites, or be used for purposes of waiver of course requirements, for the LLM at NYU. However, at no time will NYU apply Melbourne course credits to a student’s LLM degree; students will be required to complete 24 credits at NYU for the LLM degree. At NYU, students will be required to complete the Introduction to US Law course normally required of foreign-trained students prior to the fall semester of the LLM degree, unless granted a waiver of this requirement through the normal petition process prior to the beginning of the course annually.

APPLICATION TO THE JD/JD DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM

JD/JD dual degree applicants who are applying to both schools simultaneously should follow the JD application instructions to apply to the NYU School of Law portion of the program. Applicants also must apply to the University of Melbourne.

To apply to the NYU School of Law portion of the program while a student at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne students must submit the following:

  • Completed Special Advanced Standing application with $85 application fee (Please note the Special Advanced Standing application is available here).
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Letter of good standing or law school certification completed by Melbourne
  • CAS report which include the Melbourne transcript and LAST results; the Melbourne transcript must include 4th semester grades

The deadline to apply is December 15. All students must commence their NYU study in the fall semester.

For information about the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, please visit www.law.unimelb.edu.au/