Indigenous entry into UNSW Law & Justice Juris Doctor program

The Postgraduate Indigenous Entry Scheme for the Juris Doctor at UNSW is one of many support schemes to grow the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people entering the legal profession.

The UNSW Juris Doctor (JD) is a flexible postgraduate degree that provides the basis for admission to legal practice in Australia, as well as a wide range of careers in government, business, legal and social policy and international relations. 

You’ll be prepared for the future of law by learning about new and emerging topics while establishing a foundation in key areas of law. Our world-class researchers and teachers are leading critical debate in some of today’s greatest challenges, bringing their ethos and commitment to justice for all to their teaching. You’ll be part of a cohort of students that are engaged with social justice initiatives and driven to be the next leaders in legal practice.

The scheme is competitive and students who best meet the selection criteria, outlined below, will be considered under the alternate entry scheme and have access to a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). The scheme is open to those who meet the criteria listed below. 

    • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

    • A tertiary qualification at Bachelor, Masters or PhD level in a discipline other than law.

    • Sound communication and interpersonal skills.

    • Applicants will be selected using the following criteria:
      • Demonstrable interest in the law and commitment to legal study 

      • Relevant educational and/or professional experience

  • Please complete the below form to apply for entry to the UNSW Juris Doctor through the Indigenous Alternative Entry Scheme and upload the relevant documents.  You will be contacted by the Faculty regarding your application and eligible applicants will be invited to an interview. 

Contact us

If you have any questions about the program please contact the Director of Indigenous Legal Education, Jason O’Neil.