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Master of Laws

Course Description


The Master of Laws (LLM) program is designed to equip practising lawyers and law graduates with an advanced understanding of the law to meet the challenges of the dynamic workplace. You will learn from world class professors at a top 100 University and study with the next generation of leaders in legal practice, government, business and the not for profit sector.

The flexible course curriculum of the Master of Laws (LLM) gives you the freedom to personalise your education – you can choose a specialised area of the law or broaden your knowledge across a diverse range of subjects including commercial law, government regulation, resources law and a range of public and private international law areas.

What you’ll be studying

The Master of Laws (LLM) provides a diverse range of subjects for law graduates to choose from and law graduates can choose to either specialise or choose a variety of subjects to broaden their legal expertise:

Broaden your legal knowledge across diverse subjects: The Masters of Law (LLM) postgraduate degree offers a cross section of units such as: international commercial arbitration; government accountability; family law; property law and employment law. Visit the Faculty of Law Current Students web page for 2014 unit availability.

Gain specialised knowledge of the resources sector: For those law-graduates who seek to specialise their legal knowledge of the resources sector, the Faculty of Law offers a distinct advantage through the Centre for Mining Energy and Natural Resources Law (CMENRL) - Master of Laws (LLM) students can advantageously access specialised units over the course of their degree through the Centre.

The Centre has accumulated over two decades worth of specialised knowledge and research of the legal issues arising within the mining, energy and natural resources sectors of the Western Australian economy – of which Perth is one of the most active and dynamic environments in the world. The teaching team at the Centre is a combination of esteemed academics and industry professionals who teach work ready courses such as: local and global oil and gas law, mineral resources investment, climate change law, corporate governance and more.

Who you’ll study with

The student cohort: The student cohort of the Master of Laws (LLM) consists of high achieving law graduates who have been working in legal practice or industry and have decided to study a Master of Laws (LLM) to expand career opportunities by advancing their understanding of the law. Learn more about the entry requirements.

Qualified and dedicated teaching team: The Faculty of Law has a diverse and qualified teaching team who pass on decades of collective research and industry experience. The teaching team incorporate their practical knowledge throughout the degree passing on valuable expertise and work ready skills.

UWA Faculty of Law also has connections with leading Perth CBD companies accessible through The Blackstone Society - UWA’s premier law society.

Visit the Master of Laws page on the University of Western Australia website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission into this course an applicant must meet one of the following requirements: (a) the Bachelor of Laws degree of this University with an average mark of at least 60 per cent, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or (b) completion of the units required for the Graduate Diploma in Law or the Graduate Diploma in Commercial and Resources Law of this University with an average mark of at least 60%. Minimum English Language Requirements- View Website

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