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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.

UTS Central building in foreground with UTS Tower in the background

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.

Welcome to UTS Central

[Speaker: Georgia Dixon, Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology Sydney]

The Law faculty has recently moved from Haymarket campus to the Broadway area. It's a brand new building that's very high tech and there's lots of great places to study.


The Moot Court is used for all of our Mooting competitions at UTS, which is like a mock trial. It's like what you see in movies, it's the fake court scenes and researching cases in the past. There's televisions all around the room, everyone can be mic'd up and we can even do video links to people in other locations. These days a lot of video links are happening between states, or even internationally, and with cameras in these rooms, we can do exactly that.


There are also student breakout rooms, which are the best place to go and study, you can sit around a table with a group,and have a study group all studying together, or there are individual tables where you can have some time to yourself.


We also have a really nice new Winter Garden, so you can study outside as well.


The Trial Courts are very similar to the Moot Court, just a smaller version with a few different setups where you can also have a witness at the front and room for other people to give expert evidence.


If you do a UTS faculty moot you can use the preparation room. It's got special swipe card access and you can go in there and have some quiet time to prepare on a moot, practice your orals, or write your written submissions.


Student reception is where you can go and ask any questions if you're having some issues or contact a staff member. If you have to hand in a hard copy of an assignment, student reception is where you'd go.


One of the best parts about being at UTS Central is it's the same building as the library and the Reading Room.


There's lots of wonderful facilities that are all very high tech and a great place to be continuing my studies.

Bailey Neate – Lawyer, Chambers Russell Lawyers

"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."

Baiey Neate

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.

Beverly Ng – Senior Lawyer, NSW Department of Customer Service

“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.”

Beverly Ng

Ready to apply or need more info?

Domestic students

To start in the Spring 2021 session, domestic students need to apply by 27 June 2021.

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International students

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

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