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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law

Managing facultyLaw
Abbreviated titleLLM
CRICOS code001439E
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (City (Melbourne))
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0068
Contact details

Coordinator Postgraduate Admissions and Publications

Email: law-postgraduate@monash.edu Telephone: +61 3 9903 8500

Course coordinator

Associate Professor John Duns

Description

The Master of Laws program has been developed to offer maximum flexibility and choice for law graduates, with a broad range of units that enables students to individually tailor the masters degree to suit their interests and professional needs.

Objectives

The Master of Laws aims to provide further education to lawyers to assist them to update their skills, specialise in specific areas of the law and undertake research. It may also contribute to continuing legal education and professional development. The course, in terms of course structure, teaching methods, class times and venues, is designed with the interests of part-time students particularly in mind.

Maximum credit allowed

12 credit points

Structure

The course comprises eight 6-point coursework units or coursework units and a minor thesis.

Requirements

Students must complete one of the following options:

  • eight coursework units from the list of approved law units. Refer to 'Areas of Study'.
  • four coursework units and a minor thesis of 25,000-30,000 words on an approved topic.
  • six coursework units and a minor thesis of 12,000-15,000 words on an approved topic.

In order to qualify to undertake one of the minor thesis options, a student must have achieved a minimum of 70 per cent in each of the coursework units undertaken. Information on the minor thesis option is available at http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/enrol/re-enrol.html

Additional course requirement and recommendation:

  • Students with a law degree from a non-Australian jurisdiction must complete the unit LAW7436 Introduction to Australian legal process.
  • International students are recommended to undertake the unit LAW7285 Legal research and communications.

For further information regarding law units and specialisations visit

http://www.law.monash.edu.au/postgraduate/units-overview.html

Students are advised that not all units may be available in every year.

For information on the current postgraduate law timetable visit http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/t-tables/index.html

Areas of Study

Specialisations

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma in Law providing all requirements for that award have been met.

Award(s)

Master of Laws