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The Monash LLM is ideal for law graduates wanting to develop in-depth knowledge of a particular legal area, or those wanting to advance their professional expertise in a current area of practice. Read more
The Monash LLM is ideal for law graduates wanting to develop in-depth knowledge of a particular legal area, or those wanting to advance their professional expertise in a current area of practice. You will gain advanced professional skills and knowledge of law developments, practice and scholarship of one or more areas of law.

The course offers nine specialisations:

- Commercial Law
- Dispute resolution
- Government law and regulatory practice
- Human rights law
- Intellectual property and communications law
- International and comparative law
- law and international development
- Law studies
- Workplace and employment law.

The Monash LLM offers choice from a wide range of legal areas. You can focus on a specialised area or select from a broad range of electives for professional practice which will enable you to develop in-depth knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law and legal practice that suit your interests, skills and career goals.

You will gain an understanding of law research methods and skills necessary to support law-related work and choose a program of study in which you plan and execute a major research-based project with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.

As one of the most prestigious law schools in Australia we have offer this course at our Monash University Law Chambers, in the heart of the legal district of Melbourne.

The Master of Laws (LLM) provides the flexibility and choice to tailor a program of study to suit your interests, skills and professional goals. Full-time or part-time study provides the flexibility to continue your professional practice while advancing your career aspirations.

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/laws-l6004?domestic=true

Course Structure

The course is structured in two parts. Part A: Extending specialist knowledge electives and Part B: Law research and knowledge.

PART A: Extending specialist knowledge electives
The studies enable you to develop specialised knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law that suit your interests, skills and career goals.

PART B: Law research and knowledge
These studies will provide you with in-depth knowledge of a wide range of areas of law and legal practice. You will be able to focus on sources of information relevant to your specialisation and the application of research methods and specialist discipline knowledge and skills necessary to support law-related work. Depending on your interests and motivation, you can choose a program of study in which you plan and execute a major research-based project with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/law

Faculty of Law

- Who we are

Monash Law is one of the largest and most prestigious law schools in Australia. We have a broad teaching base, strong international links and offer our students a variety of experiential learning opportunities. We are proud to offer a range of Undergraduate, Masters and Research degrees and provide legal education and training to over 3500 undergraduate and postgraduate students at any one time.

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Studying a Law degree with Monash, your qualification will be internationally recognised as one of the world's best. We have a long established reputation as one of Australia's leading law schools and are a member of the prestigious Group of Eight universities, recognised globally for excellence in research, teaching and scholarship.

When you commence your Law degree with us, you commence your study of Law from day one. You can gain tangible, real legal experience in our two Clinical Legal Education Centres or undertake an international law program in Italy and Malaysia. Whatever your choice, a Law degree from Monash equips you with practical and transferable skills that you can take to your future career.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/laws-l6004?domestic=true#making-the-application

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If you are interested in the area of dispute resolution then this course will assist you to advance your career in this developing area of expertise. Read more
If you are interested in the area of dispute resolution then this course will assist you to advance your career in this developing area of expertise.

The Master of Dispute Resolution is for those working as a dispute resolution practitioners, including as an arbitrator or mediator. The course provides a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in law and the advanced skills required for working in this field. You will gain in-depth knowledge in areas of dispute resolution in the courts and alternative dispute resolution methods. You will also investigate contemporary law issues, practice and scholarship, and evaluate complex issues relevant to the field from theoretical, international and interdisciplinary perspectives.

We are one of the most prestigious law schools in Australia, and this course designed for non-law graduates is offered at our Monash University Law Chambers in the heart of the legal district of Melbourne.

We offer a broad range of choice from our dispute resolution areas, or you can select from across the range of Masters law elective units. These include areas such as advocacy, sentencing, mediation, evidence and proof in litigation, conflict and negotiation skills and arbitration of international commercial dispute —to name a few. By undertaking this course you will gain thorough theoretical and practical grounding in dispute resolution law and practice. You will also develop the advanced professional skills and specialist knowledge required for work in this dynamic field.

Our course provides the flexibility to choose a program of study to suit your interests, skills and professional goals. Full-time or part-time study options allow you to continue to work, as well as meet personal commitments.

The course enhances your capacity to undertake independent research, and includes options for a pathway to doctoral studies.

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/dispute-resolution-l6011?domestic=true

Course Structure

The course is structured in 2 parts. Part A. Dispute resolution knowledge and Part B. Extending specialist knowledge electives and research. All students complete Part A and Part B.

[Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.]

PART A. Dispute resolution knowledge
The studies enable you to develop specialised knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law that suit your interests, skills and career goals.

PART B. Extending specialist knowledge and research
These studies will provide you with in-depth knowledge of a wide range of areas of dispute resolution. You will be able to focus on sources of information relevant to dispute resolution and the application of research methods and specialist discipline knowledge and skills necessary to support law-related work the field. Depending on your interests and motivation, you can choose a program of study in which you plan and execute a major research-based project with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/law

Faculty of Law

- Who we are

Monash Law is one of the largest and most prestigious law schools in Australia. We have a broad teaching base, strong international links and offer our students a variety of experiential learning opportunities. We are proud to offer a range of Undergraduate, Masters and Research degrees and provide legal education and training to over 3500 undergraduate and postgraduate students at any one time.

- Study with us

Studying a Law degree with Monash, your qualification will be internationally recognised as one of the world's best. We have a long established reputation as one of Australia's leading law schools and are a member of the prestigious Group of Eight universities, recognised globally for excellence in research, teaching and scholarship.

When you commence your Law degree with us, you commence your study of Law from day one. You can gain tangible, real legal experience in our two Clinical Legal Education Centres or undertake an international law program in Italy and Malaysia. Whatever your choice, a Law degree from Monash equips you with practical and transferable skills that you can take to your future career.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/dispute-resolution-l6011?domestic=true#making-the-application

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The Master of Administrative Law and Policy (MALP) is designed to provide an understanding of the relationship between law and the analysis and implementation of public policy. Read more
The Master of Administrative Law and Policy (MALP) is designed to provide an understanding of the relationship between law and the analysis and implementation of public policy.

While MALP as a course is located within the Sydney Law School, candidates can undertake units in Law as well in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Department of Government and International Relations) and the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

The values inherent in administrative law and those of public administration are examined together with the practical aspects of the application of the law. An invaluable feature of the MALP involves the opportunity for government lawyers and policy analysts to learn together within the disciplines of law, government and social policy. The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the role of government and the rationale for intervention in a range of policy areas.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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The Master of Environmental Law (MEL) has been designed to meet the needs of both Australian environmental specialists and those from other countries. Read more
The Master of Environmental Law (MEL) has been designed to meet the needs of both Australian environmental specialists and those from other countries. You can select from a wide range of units of study, including international and comparative environmental law, which focuses on the Asia-Pacific region.

As the provider of Australia’s largest postgraduate environmental law course, Sydney Law School offers candidates the opportunity to study their chosen areas of specialisation in the format that suits them best. This includes intensive units of study that are taught over a period of four to five days and the opportunity to take units from other related disciplines. The depth and innovation of the course is complemented by its well-reputed academic staff and visiting lecturers. The course includes an International Faculty which brings experts from various countries to lecture in specialist units.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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The Master of Laws (Research) (LLM(Research)) program can be completed via a 50,000 word research project. While the Faculty can offer supervision in most areas of law, it has particular strengths in. Read more

About the program

The Master of Laws (Research) (LLM(Research)) program can be completed via a 50,000 word research project. While the Faculty can offer supervision in most areas of law, it has particular strengths in:
- Corporate and Commercial Law
- Criminal Law
- Constitutional Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- International Trade Law
- Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce
- International Legal Practice

See the website https://bond.edu.au/program/master-laws-research

Professional Outcomes

For domestic students, the LLM provides a specialist postgraduate qualification to augment your practice of law in Australia. For international students, the program provides a wide range of international law, comparative law, IP and trade law and dispute resolution subjects to broaden and internationalise an undergraduate law qualification.

Structure

The Master of Laws program comprises a 50,00 word thesis, usually completed over two years full time. Part-time options are also available. The thesis is supervised by staff expert in the subject area.

International Students

To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol on a full-time basis.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study https://bond.edu.au/future-students/study-bond/how-apply/information-international-students/english-language-requirements .

Find out how to apply here https://bond.edu.au/future-students/study-bond/how-apply

See the website https://bond.edu.au/program/master-laws-research

For contact information see here https://bond.edu.au/program/master-laws-research

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The Master of Labour Law & Relations (MLLR) equips candidates with fundamental knowledge in areas such as the principles governing the employment relationship, collective bargaining, industrial conflict, and statutory regulation of wages and conditions. Read more
The Master of Labour Law & Relations (MLLR) equips candidates with fundamental knowledge in areas such as the principles governing the employment relationship, collective bargaining, industrial conflict, and statutory regulation of wages and conditions.

The course is highly sought-after and merges the expertise of the Sydney Law School with the Discipline of Work & Organisational Studies (part of the Sydney Business School). The MLLR is open to candidates with relevant degrees in other disciplines who wish to specialise in employment and industrial law. The course attracts accountants and human resources professionals as well as legal practitioners and related professionals working in workplace relations.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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The Graduate Certificate in Legal Education is a part time postgraduate program offered by the Faculty of Law that provides students with a detailed exposure to contemporary legal education theory and practice. Read more

The Graduate Certificate in Legal Education is a part time postgraduate program offered by the Faculty of Law that provides students with a detailed exposure to contemporary legal education theory and practice. The program will be of interest to academics teaching law at universities in Australia and the local region, including both junior academics and more experienced academics seeking to improve their understanding and practice of legal education. The program will also appeal to a wider audience including legal education scholars, legal training providers, Master of Laws students, professional staff in law schools, high school legal studies teachers and law firm human resources staff. 

Structure and Subjects

The Graduate Certificate in Legal Education comprises of four (4) subjects (40 CP) and is completed part-time over four semesters online and in intensive mode.

Subjects include:

"Foundations of Legal Education" and "Capstone Research Project" are delivered using a combination of online modules and an intensive on-campus workshop.  "Law Curriculum Design and Pedagogy" and "Teaching for Learning Success in Law" are delivered entirely online.



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The Master of Laws will enhance your understanding of law in a broad and interdisciplinary context. It caters to diverse interests by allowing specialisation in one of the following areas. Read more

Overview

The Master of Laws will enhance your understanding of law in a broad and interdisciplinary context. It caters to diverse interests by allowing specialisation in one of the following areas: corporate and commercial law, environmental law, international law, media and technology law, and social justice.

You’ll receive advanced training in both legal skills and research. This training will allow you to apply your comprehensive knowledge and expertise in private firms, government agencies, and non-governmental organisations.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-laws

Key benefits

- Acquire training in legal skills and deepen your legal knowledge from an interdisciplinary perspective
- Gain nationally and internationally recognised qualifications in one of the top 150 law schools in the world*
- Upgrade your legal skills for practicing in the private or public sector
- Receive enhanced training in legal research by undertaking a research project on issues concerning governance, law and policy
- The flexibility of options including both on campus and distance mode of study means you can continue full-time employment whilst undertaking the program
* QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015

Suitable for

Both domestic and international law graduates to equip themselves with relevant advanced knowledge and research skills for application in both academic and practical sectors.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Career Opportunities
Our students obtain a well-rounded qualification that opens the way to the variety of careers for which an understanding of law is relevant, including legal practice, private industry, commerce, government, education and community services. Our graduates also find work in federal and state politics, government, business management and consultancy roles.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-laws

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The Master of Laws (LLM) program provides students from a legal background with a specialist postgraduate qualification. Students may complete a generalist degree or specialise in one of the following areas. Read more

About the program

The Master of Laws (LLM) program provides students from a legal background with a specialist postgraduate qualification. Students may complete a generalist degree or specialise in one of the following areas:
- Corporate and Commercial Law and Practice
- International Business and Finance Law
- Dispute Resolution
- Canadian Law and Practice

For more information on the specialisations see here https://bond.edu.au/subjects/current-law-specialisations-postgraduate#canadian-law-practice

Professional outcomes

For domestic students, the LLM provides a specialist postgraduate qualification to augment the practice of law in Australia. For international students, the program provides a wide range of subjects to broaden and internationalise an undergraduate law qualification.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study https://bond.edu.au/future-students/study-bond/how-apply/information-international-students/english-language-requirements .

Find out how to apply here https://bond.edu.au/future-students/study-bond/how-apply

See the website https://bond.edu.au/program/master-laws

For contact information see here https://bond.edu.au/program/master-laws

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James Cook University’s Law courses have recognised research strengths in. *Taxation, corporate and commercial law. *Workplace relations law. Read more
James Cook University’s Law courses have recognised research strengths in:
*Taxation, corporate and commercial law
*Workplace relations law
*Sports law
*Human rights law
*Native title and Indigenous people’s law
*Medical law and ethics.

Many of the academic staff have national and international reputations in these fields, and supervision at either level is available on both JCU’s Townsville and Cairns campuses.
The School provides an excellent atmosphere for research students, with academic staff easily accessible and good support available. Research students have opportunities to tutor within the undergraduate program, providing valuable experience for those wishing to pursue academic careers.

Your research topic

Applicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research supervisor.
To look for an appropriate supervisor, use the Find a Supervisor service from the Graduate Research School http://www.jcu.edu.au/grs/JCUPRD_052570.html .

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of a Masters Degree (Research) will have:

Knowledge:

*A body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in one or more disciplines
*Advanced knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of work or learning

Skills

*Cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and its application
*Cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
*Cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
*Cognitive and technical skills to design, use and evaluate research and research methods
*Communication and technical skills to present a coherent and sustained argument and to disseminate research results to specialist and non-specialist audiences
*Technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise and disseminate research that makes a contribution to knowledge

Graduates of a Masters Degree (Research) will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
*With creativity and initiative to new situations and/or for further learning
*With high level personal autonomy and accountability
*To plan and execute a substantial piece of research

Award title

MASTER OF LAWS (LLM)

Course articulation

Candidates may apply to upgrade from Masters to Doctoral candidature as outlined in HDR Degree Requirements http://www.jcu.edu.au/policy/research/allresearch/JCU_132774.html

Entry requirements (Additional)

English band level 2 - the minimum English Language test scores you need are:
*Academic IELTS – 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0), OR
*TOEFL – 570 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.5), OR
*TOEFL (internet based) – 90 (minimum writing score of 21), OR
*Pearson (PTE Academic) - 64

If you meet the academic requirements for a course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will be given the opportunity to take an English program to improve your skills in addition to an offer to study a degree at JCU. The JCU degree offer will be conditional upon the student gaining a certain grade in their English program. This combination of courses is called a packaged offer.
JCU’s English language provider is Union Institute of Languages (UIL). UIL have teaching centres on both the Townsville and Cairns campuses.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Application deadlines

*1st February for commencement in semester one (February)
*1st July for commencement in semester two (mid-year/July)

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The Juris Doctor (JD) program is a professional legal qualification designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, in Australia and overseas. Read more

About the program

The Juris Doctor (JD) program is a professional legal qualification designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, in Australia and overseas.

The Juris Doctor program features excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program, which provides an exciting learning experience that challenges you academically and prepares you practically for a legal career. You will learn the following skills needed to practice law in a modern environment:
- Legal research and analysis
- Legal writing and drafting
- Negotiation and dispute resolution
- Advocacy and oral presentation
- Client interviewing and communication

See the website https://bond.edu.au/program/juris-doctor

Work experience & internships

The Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House (QPILCH) runs an administrative law clinic as an elective subject. Students research cases and write submissions on behalf of QPILCH. The Faculty strongly encourages students to complete clerkships or work experience with law firms during their holidays, but these do not form part of course requirements.

Professional recognition

The Juris Doctor program is an approved degree for purposes of admission as a barrister or solicitor in all Australian jurisdictions. And in conjunction with further study, the program can be used to gain admission internationally. Students are always advised to confirm admission requirements in the particular jurisdiction in which they wish to practise.

Professional outcomes

The Juris Doctor is constructed to enable graduates to take leading positions in the public and private sectors. Our graduates are now employed in top law firms throughout Australia and across 38 countries, including the USA, UK, Canada, Malaysia and Singapore, as solicitors in private practice, barristers, government lawyers, in-house counsel and academics. You are encouraged to emphasise specific areas of study you feel will best serve your career ambitions.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study https://bond.edu.au/future-students/study-bond/how-apply/information-international-students/english-language-requirements .

Find out how to apply here https://bond.edu.au/future-students/study-bond/how-apply

See the website https://bond.edu.au/program/juris-doctor

For contact information see here https://bond.edu.au/program/juris-doctor

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The Master of Laws (LLM) is Sydney Law School’s flagship postgraduate degree. Read more
The Master of Laws (LLM) is Sydney Law School’s flagship postgraduate degree. It is an advanced learning masters degree for law graduates seeking to enhance their learning in the field of law and to develop specialist legal skills and knowledge that are relevant to the practice of law, to the provision of legal services, or to academia.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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The Master of Legal Administration offers students with a non-law undergraduate degree the opportunity to attain postgraduate qualifications in law. Read more

About the program

The Master of Legal Administration offers students with a non-law undergraduate degree the opportunity to attain postgraduate qualifications in law.

Students may complete a generalist degree or elect to specialise in a particular area of law, combined with up to four postgraduate subjects from other disciplines.

See the website https://bond.edu.au/program/master-legal-administration

Professional outcomes

This degree does not qualify a graduate for admission as a legal practitioner; rather, the program is intended for students from other fields and professions who wish to supplement their knowledge of law in a particular area.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study https://bond.edu.au/future-students/study-bond/how-apply/information-international-students/english-language-requirements .

Find out how to apply here https://bond.edu.au/future-students/study-bond/how-apply

See the website https://bond.edu.au/program/master-legal-administration

For contact information see here https://bond.edu.au/program/master-legal-administration

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The Graduate Diploma of Legal Administration offers students with non-law undergraduate qualifications the opportunity to attain postgraduate qualifications in law. Read more

About the program

The Graduate Diploma of Legal Administration offers students with non-law undergraduate qualifications the opportunity to attain postgraduate qualifications in law. Further Study: Subjects taken in the Graduate Diploma of Legal Administration may be credited towards a Juris Doctor or Master of Legal Administration.

See the website https://bond.edu.au/program/graduate-diploma-legal-administration

Professional outcomes

This degree does not qualify a graduate for admission as a legal practitioner; rather, the program is intended for students from other fields and professions who wish to supplement their knowledge of law in a particular area.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study https://bond.edu.au/future-students/study-bond/how-apply/information-international-students/english-language-requirements .

Find out how to apply here https://bond.edu.au/future-students/study-bond/how-apply

See the website https://bond.edu.au/program/graduate-diploma-legal-administration

For contact information see here https://bond.edu.au/program/graduate-diploma-legal-administration

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The Juris Doctor (JD) is a professionally recognised law degree for graduates. A comprehensive three-year degree, it has an unrivalled international focus, where you receive a comprehensive overview of the practice and profession of the law in Australia and how it relates globally, transnationally and internationally. Read more
The Juris Doctor (JD) is a professionally recognised law degree for graduates. A comprehensive three-year degree, it has an unrivalled international focus, where you receive a comprehensive overview of the practice and profession of the law in Australia and how it relates globally, transnationally and internationally.

Lawyers need international and comparative legal training to respond to increasingly global problems. There has never been a greater demand for legal advice and innovative approaches to problem solving than today. The Sydney JD develops your skills of analysis, research, writing and advocacy and prepare you to move with confidence across national boundaries.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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