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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.

- 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/laws-l6004?domestic=true#making-the-application

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Specialise with a Master of Laws at Bond. Bond Law is consistently ranked first in Australia in terms of overall quality of the student experience for very good reasons. Read more

Specialise with a Master of Laws at Bond

Bond Law is consistently ranked first in Australia in terms of overall quality of the student experience for very good reasons. At Bond we have some of the best law teachers and scholars in the country delivering innovative law programs using truly world class teaching facilities. We are committed to providing an exceptionally high quality learning experience characterised by a professional and practical emphasis, a global focus, small classes and personal attention. National and international legal experts in a variety of fields contribute to the delivery of programs at the cutting edge of contemporary legal scholarship and practice.

The Bond University Faculty of Law has since 2015 partnered with the Swiss International Law School to offer a Master of Laws Dual Award program. Students in the dual award program are able to graduate with an LLM from both institutions by completing half of the required subjects and modules within each of the LLM programs. Swiss International Law School (SiLS) and Bond are collaborating on new subjects and specialisations that focus on international commercial law and international dispute resolution. The partners wish to consolidate SiLS subject delivery with the Bond LLM structure  Subject to approval, the collaboration is expected to announce new LLM subjects soon. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact @bond.edu.au

The Swiss International Law School’s LLM prepares students and practitioners from different cultural and legal backgrounds for confident and ethical legal practice in an international commercial environment. The program is completely web based and applies state-of-the-art distance learning techniques that bridge the distance putting students in close contact with faculty, peers and resources. Classes of not more than 20 students are supervised by two course leaders who are experienced professors or senior lecturers. For more information about the SILS LLM please see https://www.swissintlawschool.org/

Structure and subjects

The Master of Laws program comprises eight (8) subjects, as follows:

Law electives (80CP)

Students must choose eight law subjects from the list of postgraduate law electives.

Students may wish to undertake one specialisation within their degree, choosing four postgraduate law subjects (40CP) within an approved study area. These include:

Students are able to opt out of a specialisation but must take all electives (total 80CP) from the postgraduate law elective offerings in the Faculty of Law. No general electives are offered in this program.

The Faculty of Law is collaborating with the Swiss International Law School (SiLS) to jointly deliver aspects of our LLM program. We hope to provide details of this collaboration in the near future.

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.



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About the program. The Master of Legal Administration (MLA) offers students with a non-law degree the opportunity to attain postgraduate qualifications in law. Read more

About the program

The Master of Legal Administration (MLA) offers students with a non-law 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.

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.

Structure and subjects

View the Master of Legal Administration - Program Structure and Sequencing for all semesters of commencement.

The Master of Legal Administration comprises 12 subjects:

Law compulsory subjects (4)

Law electives (4) 

Students must choose four law subjects from the list of postgraduate law subjects.

Students may choose to complete an optional Law Specialisation in one of the following areas:

To be eligible for a Law Specialisation, students must complete a minimum of four (4) of their law electives (40 credit points) within one of the above areas. Eligible students may choose to receive a Permissible Award, with the specialisation noted on their Testamur.Testamur.

General electives (4)

Students must choose four postgraduate subjects from any Faculty or School at Bond University.

International students

To fulfil student visa requirements, students will need to enrol in a minimum of 40 credit points per semester.

Domestic students

Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.



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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 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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Studying a Master of Laws (Research) will allow you to deepen your knowledge in your chosen area of law. Read more

Studying a Master of Laws (Research) will allow you to deepen your knowledge in your chosen area of law. Mentored by one of the Faculty of Law’s many world-renowned academics, you will not only benefit from the in-house expertise but will be exposed to many visiting academics and professionals from across Australia and the world. Students must possess a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor qualification.

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 50,000 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.



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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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Pursue the legalities of career advancement. Read more

Pursue the legalities of career advancement

Suitable for law graduates who are looking to practice law, provide legal services or venture into academia, this course will arm you with an advanced capacity for legal reading and writing and allow you to demonstrate an ability to define and develop a research topic and support a sustained argument via a legal style guide.

You can also fine-tune your qualifications by undertaking a Masters of Laws Dissertation, prepare a thesis tailored to your interests or choose electives that align with your professional aspirations. Career advancement, anyone?

Study a Master Laws at UC and you will:

  • demonstrate an advanced capacity for legal research, reading and writing 
  • demonstrate an ability to define and develop a legal research topic in depth, support a sustained argument and follow a legal style guide
  • have the option of undertaking a Masters of Laws Dissertation, where you will be able to articulate an understanding of the historical development of the dissemination of the law
  • state a thesis and build and support a sustained argument throughout a significant piece of legal scholarship;
  • have the option of selecting a range of elective units to fine-tune your degree.

Typical study pattern

Year 1 Option 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Year 1 Option 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

Career opportunities

Students who complete a Master of Laws program are often in professions that deal with legal boundaries. This course will assist:

  • business owners
  • government employees
  • professors and teaching staff 
  • certified public accountants
  • lawyers or those that offer legal services


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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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Overview. Melbourne Law School’s Master of Laws (LLM) is a graduate degree in law of the highest quality, with one of the largest subject ranges in the world. Read more

Overview

Melbourne Law School’s Master of Laws (LLM) is a graduate degree in law of the highest quality, with one of the largest subject ranges in the world. More than 185 subjects are offered in 2018.

Graduates of the Master of Laws will:

  • Have advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in selected areas of law
  • Have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that equip them to independently:
  • analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories in selected areas of law
  • research and apply such information, concepts and theories to the relevant body of knowledge and practice and
  • interpret and transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner and learner in selected areas of law.

Subject Timing and Format

  • All subjects are taught in an interactive seminar style.
  • Around 90% of subjects are offered on an intensive basis.
  • Semester-length subjects are offered throughout the semester.
  • Class sizes normally range from 20 to 30 students. All subjects have a quota. This ensures class sizes are suitable to provide an optimal learning environment.

Intensive Subjects

Intensive subjects are ideal for busy professionals and provide an excellent opportunity to immerse in the subject content.

Subjects are taught over five days, either from Monday – Friday or Wednesday – Tuesday, excluding the weekend. This format enables students from interstate or overseas to fly to Melbourne to attend class.

Semester-length Subjects

Semester-length subjects are generally taught for two hours in the evening during the semester.

Subject Materials

Comprehensive reading materials are provided approximately four weeks prior to the commencement of an intensive class. It is expected that students undertake substantial reading before classes begin. Teachers and students are likely to be in contact with each other electronically from the time reading materials are released to the time assessment is due.

Class Attendance

Students must attend at least 75% of classes for each subject. It is currently not possible to undertake the course by distance learning.



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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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