Melbourne Law School

The University of Melbourne

Introduction

Melbourne Law School is a leader and innovator in legal education, and a vibrant place of learning that values ideas, excellence and intellectual exchange. Its rich history spans over 150 years.

Melbourne Law School's vibrant and active community comprises expert and award-winning teaching staff, a strong alumni network, dedicated mentors, visiting scholars from across the globe, leading research centres and institutions, as well as our partner international organisations.

Melbourne Law School's rich history is woven through Australian and international politics and constitutional reform from Federation to the present day.

Since 1857 MLS has educated prime ministers, governors-general, judges, lawyers and academics, and its alumni are found in varied occupations throughout Australia and the world.

Prominent alumni include Prime Ministers Alfred Deakin, Robert Menzies, Harold Holt and Julia Gillard, and Victorian Premier Rupert Hamer, as well as Governors-General Sir Ninian Stephen and Sir Zelman Cowen.

Four graduates have served as Chief Justices of Australia, including Sir Owen Dixon, regarded as Australia's greatest ever jurist, Sir Isaac Isaacs, the first Jewish Chief Justice, and current Justice of the High Court of Australia the Hon. Geoffrey Nettle QC.

Underpinning and driving everything at Melbourne Law School is its enduring tradition and commitment to innovation.

MLS at a Glance

Ranking

Melbourne Law School is ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 8 in the world in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2015. The QS rankings highlight the world's top universities in 36 individual subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

International Connections

Melbourne Law School's vibrant and active community comprises internationally renowned teaching staff, a strong global alumni network, dedicated mentors, visiting scholars from around the world, leading research centres and institutions, as well as many partner international organisations.

Melbourne Law School JD students can participate in exchange programs, undertake a dual degree at one of our partnered universities overseas and apply for an international internship during their degrees. A Melbourne Law School degree also prepares graduates for global careers. More than one-third of our graduates have worked or are working in international locations.

Key facts

Faculty

  • Melbourne Law School was established in 1857
  • Opened in 2 May 2002, the current Law School building is located on 185 Pelham Street, Carlton, south of University Square
  • Academic programs include the Melbourne JD, Melbourne Law Masters and Graduate Research Degrees. The School also offers breadth subjects to undergraduate students, as well as single-subject studies
  • Melbourne Law School is a single-department professional graduate school active in the research and teaching of a wide range of legal topics through the work of our 18 research centres and institutes.

Academics

  • More than 90 continuing academic staff members
  • More than 170 visiting lecturers, fellows and visiting scholars from Australia and around the world each year
  • Melbourne Law School academic staff are actively engaged in International fellowships, lectureships and scholars exchange programs.

Alumni

  • Melbourne Law School has more then 18 000 active alumni in over 90 countries
  • Our alumni are leaders in law firms, government, public interest, business, academia, not-for-profit and the judiciary.

Law Library

  • The Law Library has one of the best law collections in Australia
  • Located within the Law School building, the Law Library has an historically rich collection of legal texts including approximately 180 000 printed volumes, 30 000 volumes in microfiche or microfilm
  • There are three fully equipped computer laboratories in the Library where students can work with a comprehensive collection of online legal databases
  • The Library is designed exclusively to house and present the full library collection, making it extremely accessible to students, researchers, academics, visiting scholars and the general public.
  • The Law Library has a permanent display of a rare books collection, comprising rare legal items dating back to the early 1600s
  • The Law Library is also furnished with spacious study areas, group discussion rooms and postgraduate carrels for individual and collaborative work.

Engagement

  • Melbourne Law School hosts hundreds of students, alumni and public engagement events each year, including major Public Lectures, conferences, workshops and networking functions. View our events calendar for more information on upcoming events
  • Melbourne Law School's communications team provides a range of services to media requesting information about the Law School, its faculty, research, students, staff, and programs. All media enquiries should be directed to the media and communication office.
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LLM

Master of Laws (LLM)

Campus Full time Part time 12 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

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. [+]

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 165 subjects are offered in 2016. Students enrolled in the LLM can choose from all subjects available in the Melbourne Law Masters, allowing them to tailor the degree to suit their professional aspirations and personal interests. Students may also choose to undertake the LLM as a combination of coursework and a minor thesis. These courses are available only for law graduates. Learning Outcomes Master of Laws by Coursework Graduates of the Master of Laws by Coursework 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. Master of Laws by Coursework and Minor Thesis Graduates of the Master of Laws by Coursework and Minor Thesis will: Have advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in one or more selected areas of law Have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that equip them to: analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories in 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 Produce a substantial piece or pieces of legal writing that make/s a distinctive contribution to scholarship in the relevant legal field/s, and at a level appropriate for publication in a learned legal journal Apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner and learner in one or more 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Course

Graduate Diploma in Asian Law

Campus or Online Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The specialisation in Asian law is ideal for lawyers and other professionals dealing with Asian legal systems in commercial, legal or policy capacities, or for researchers and scholars interested in Asia. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in Asian law is ideal for lawyers and other professionals dealing with Asian legal systems in commercial, legal or policy capacities, or for researchers and scholars interested in Asia. International and domestic students alike will benefit from the diverse choice of subjects, exposure to teaching staff who speak Asian languages, and access to the Asian Law Centre – Australia's first and largest centre devoted to developing diverse understandings of Asian laws and legal systems. Covering a range of Asian legal systems and societies, the program offers insights into laws and institutions and their reforms and practices that will determine how governments, businesses and broader stakeholders interact within and across borders. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Asian Law will: Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of Asian law, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to: the legal systems of East and South East Asia in their social, political and economic context how Asian lawyers, business people, legislators and leaders may respond to particular legal issues the relevance of different Asian legal experiences in Australia Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to: locate, analyse critically, evaluate and convey information and generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives relevant to Asian laws and legal institutions Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the laws of Asian jurisdictions. 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance Law

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The specialisation in banking and finance law is designed to provide students, practitioners and other professionals with a sophisticated understanding of the legal and regulatory framework for the Australian and international financial sector. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in banking and finance law is designed to provide students, practitioners and other professionals with a sophisticated understanding of the legal and regulatory framework for the Australian and international financial sector. Most subjects have a practical focus. Subject choice includes banking (eg lending and banking products), funds management, finance transactions, superannuation, financial services and capital markets. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance Law will: Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of banking and finance law, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to: legal issues arising in connection with financial products and services, financial instruments and sophisticated financing techniques ways in which key legal concepts underlying these transactions can be utilised to suit commercial objectives Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to: analyse critically, evaluate and convey information; and generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives, in the subjects studied in the field of banking and finance law Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the field of banking and finance 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Communications Law

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The specialisation in communications law provides students with an advanced understanding of the existing and developing laws affecting the media and communication industries and their impact on the publication of information, ownership, services and technology. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in communications law provides students with an advanced understanding of the existing and developing laws affecting the media and communication industries and their impact on the publication of information, ownership, services and technology. Attuned to the rapid and evolving development of communications technologies, this course provides a valuable insight into this vibrant area of law. Melbourne Law School has a high level of expertise in communications law, as well as a dedicated research centre, the Centre for Media and Communications Law, which is a useful resource for students. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Communications Law will: Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of communications law, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to: the implications of different regulatory models for individuals, corporate entities, states and information providers the international context facing law and the media and communications industries divergent legal norms and cultural values within contemporary approaches to communications law and policy Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to: analyse critically, evaluate and convey information generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives in the field of communications law, policy and research Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the field of communications 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Competition and Consumer Law

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The specialisation in competition and consumer law offers advanced expertise and skills in an area of law that is growing, complex, interdisciplinary and relevant both in Australia and internationally. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in competition and consumer law offers advanced expertise and skills in an area of law that is growing, complex, interdisciplinary and relevant both in Australia and internationally. The courses in this specialisation are designed to recognise the economic character of the law, and also to offer an applied focus on issues arising in practice. In addition to providing students with a detailed understanding of the policy and law currently regulating competition and consumer protection, law reform initiatives and international and comparative perspectives are at the heart of the program. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Competition and Consumer Law will: Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of competition and consumer law, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to: the rules that prohibit anti-competitive conduct in major jurisdictions in this field around the world the economic theories and policies that underpin and influence the operation of competition and consumer law the design, operation and assessment of institutions that administer competition and consumer law challenges that arise in the practice and application of competition and consumer law from both the perspective of businesses, practitioners, governments and enforcement agencies current debates on the reform of competition and consumer law Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to: analyse critically, evaluate and convey information and generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives in the subjects studied in the field of competition and consumer law Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the field of competition and consumer 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Construction Law

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The specialisation in construction law has been tailored to give construction lawyers and professionals in building, construction, engineering and associated industries the specialised legal knowledge to take the next step in their careers. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in construction law has been tailored to give construction lawyers and professionals in building, construction, engineering and associated industries the specialised legal knowledge to take the next step in their careers. Working with lecturers who are leaders in their fields, and fellow students from Australia and around the world, students have a unique opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of this specialised area of law and its interaction with the commerce and practice of the industry. Learning Outcomes Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of construction law, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to: the common law principles and statutory regimes that impact upon construction and related projects in Australia and the relationship of such laws with the technical and commercial underpinnings of the industry the international aspects of construction law and practice, including comparisons with that applicable in Australia the principles underpinning the drafting of construction contracts and amendment of standard-form construction contracts the avoidance, management and resolution of construction claims and disputes Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to: analyse critically, evaluate and convey information and generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives in the subjects studied in the field of construction law Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the field of construction 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Corporations and Securities Law

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The program is ideal for lawyers and other professionals engaged in securities regulation and issues relating to corporate law. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. Melbourne Law School has considerable expertise in corporate law, having established the Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation in 1996. The specialisation in corporations and securities law recognises the importance of corporate law and securities regulation nationally and internationally. The program is ideal for lawyers and other professionals engaged in securities regulation and issues relating to corporate law. The broad range of subjects available in this field enables students to tailor the course to directly influence their career goals. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Corporations and Securities Law will: Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of Australian corporations and securities law, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to basic economic analysis of the law and its practical application Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to: analyse critically, evaluate and convey information and generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives in the subjects studied in the field of corporations and securities law Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the field of corporations and securities 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The specialisation in dispute resolution works from the principles that underpin dispute resolution and management. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in dispute resolution works from the principles that underpin dispute resolution and management. The subjects examine how these principles inform the theoretical and practical aspects of this rapidly changing area of law. This course is relevant to legal practitioners and will appeal to others working in the design, reform and practice of dispute resolution. Judges, legal practitioners and legal researchers teach a broad range of subjects spanning litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution will: Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of dispute resolution, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to: a range of techniques available for the resolution of disputes the theories underpinning alternative forms of dispute resolution the frameworks for selected forms of dispute resolution and how to work within them how selected forms of dispute resolution work in practice, including the significance of practical considerations the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to dispute resolution developments in the theory and practice of dispute resolution and a comparison between Australia and other countries Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to: analyse critically, evaluate and convey information and generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives in the subjects studied in the field of dispute resolution Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the field of dispute resolution. 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Employment and Labour Relations Law

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The program caters for legal practitioners as well as non-lawyers with experience and interest in the legal regulation of employment and labour relations. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. Major shifts in laws governing the workplace and labour force in Australia in recent years mean that understanding the regulatory framework pertaining to employment and labour relations practices is more important than ever. Melbourne Law School's specialisation in employment and labour relations law is ideal for legal practitioners, the public sector, corporate management and human resources/personnel services, trade unions and employer groups. The program caters for legal practitioners as well as non-lawyers with experience and interest in the legal regulation of employment and labour relations. In-depth analysis of recent developments in this complex and evolving area ensures the program remains at the forefront of legal knowledge in this field. The subject Principles of Employment Law is designed to be of particular assistance to students without previous (or recent) legal study in the area. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Employment and Labour Relations Law will: Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of employment and labour relations law, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to: the legal principles of Australian employment and labour relations law emerging and contemporary issues in Australian employment and labour relations law technical aspects of Australian employment and labour relations law using historical, theoretical and practical perspectives the development of Australian employment and labour relations law in an international (and comparative) context Have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that equip them to independently: analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories in the subjects studied in the field of employment and labour relations 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 professional specialist and non-specialist audiences Apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner and learner in the field of employment and labour relations 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Energy and Resources Law

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

Melbourne Law School's specialisation in energy and resources law allows lawyers and other professionals to gain expertise and skills in statutory and contractual regimes governing exploration and production, sophisticated commercial transactions relating to those activities, project finance, regulatory controls and resolution of resources conflicts, drawing upon Australian experience and applying it globally. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. Energy and resources are dominant in the Australian economy, and have long been so. The management of these resources presents formidable legal challenges for governments and private enterprise, at global, national and local levels. Australia's record in meeting these challenges is internationally recognised, and Australian energy and resources companies operate successfully in many parts of the world. Melbourne Law School's specialisation in energy and resources law allows lawyers and other professionals to gain expertise and skills in statutory and contractual regimes governing exploration and production, sophisticated commercial transactions relating to those activities, project finance, regulatory controls and resolution of resources conflicts, drawing upon Australian experience and applying it globally. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Energy and Resources Law will: Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of energy and resources law Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to: analyse critically, evaluate and convey information and generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives in the subjects studied in the field of energy and resources law Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the field of energy and resources 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The specialisation in environmental law provides students with expertise in a dynamic area of law that will continue to grow in importance. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in environmental law provides students with expertise in a dynamic area of law that will continue to grow in importance. Students may also take single subjects of particular interest. The course is of particular relevance to people working in environmental and resources sectors, professionals in government, legal practitioners and those with a broader philosophical or practical interest. The subjects are particularly directed at emerging national and international legal issues and practices, such as in clean technology, water law, climate change law and the management of land subject to native title and other public land. Other areas of focus include environmental rights, international environmental law, law of the sea and international resources law. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law will: Have an advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in the field of environmental law including: an in-depth knowledge of the specialist area of environmental law and associated disciplinary areas detailed knowledge of the complex law and regulation in the field the capacity to identify new laws and/or apply existing law in the rapidly evolving legal context for environmental law, including international environmental 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 the field of environmental 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 the field of environmental 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Government Law

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The specialisation in government law reflects the changing nature and complexity of the field. The subjects offer students expertise in matters that lie at the cutting-edge of government law in Australia and elsewhere. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. Government operates within a framework of law and practice, consistently with the rule of law. This framework includes constitutional law and administrative law but extends well beyond both to a host of particular legal regimes that apply to government actors. This is a dynamic branch of law, constantly changing in response to new pressures and government responses. It lends itself to comparison between countries, enabling students to understand different ways of tackling similar problems and to draw lessons from them. In an age of globalisation, it has a large and growing interface with international law, requiring a grasp of both areas. The specialisation in government law reflects the changing nature and complexity of the field. The subjects offer students expertise in matters that lie at the cutting-edge of government law in Australia and elsewhere. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Government Law will: Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of government law, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to: the legal and institutional framework for Australian government in theory and practice an analysis and resolution of the complex problems of government law a range of alternative approaches to government law in other countries and systems and the methodology of comparative public law the context within which government law operates and the sensitivities peculiar to it Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to: analyse critically, evaluate and convey information and generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives in the field of government law Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the field of government 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Health and Medical Law

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

Melbourne Law School's specialisation in health and medical law is open to lawyers in medico-legal or more general practice and to doctors and other health professionals and administrators (no prior legal qualification is required). [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. Melbourne Law School's specialisation in health and medical law is open to lawyers in medico-legal or more general practice and to doctors and other health professionals and administrators (no prior legal qualification is required). Subjects include Comparative Health Law (taught by Professor Mary Anne Bobinski from the University of British Columbia); Health Law and Emerging Technologies; Health Law and Human Rights; International Health Law (taught by Professor Lawrence Gostin, Georgetown University); Medical Ethics (taught by Oxford bioethicist Professor Julian Savulescu); Medical Litigation; and Regulation of Health Practitioners. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Health and Medical Law will: Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of health and medical law, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to: the theoretical framework surrounding health and medical law, and contemporary ethical and theoretical issues the law concerning the relationship between doctor and patient as well as that relating to particular procedures the provision of concise legal advice to plaintiffs and defendants in medical litigation ethical issues arising in health and medical law Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to: analyse critically, evaluate and convey information and generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives in the subjects studied in the field of health and medical law Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the field of health and medical 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The program is particularly relevant to lawyers currently working, or planning to work, in the field of human rights, as well as those with a non-law background working in development agencies and other human rights-related organisations in Australia and around the world. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in human rights law offers the widest range of human rights subjects in Australia. Many world-renowned experts teach in the program, offering students exciting opportunities to examine a range of human rights instruments, institutions, theories and practices in contemporary context. The program is particularly relevant to lawyers currently working, or planning to work, in the field of human rights, as well as those with a non-law background working in development agencies and other human rights-related organisations in Australia and around the world. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law will: Have advanced understanding of a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of international and domestic human rights law Be an engaged, informed and open-minded participant in debates about the contested universality of international human rights and its application in diverse domestic jurisdictions Be able to make a sophisticated assessment of the practical effectiveness of different mechanisms for implementing or enforcing human rights Have an advanced appreciation of the relationship between law and politics, at the international and domestic levels, in the field of human rights law Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse critically, evaluate and convey information about human rights law and its role in providing solutions to complex problems Be able to analyse, interpret and assess the challenges posed to the implementation of international human rights obligations in the context of globalisation Have the ability to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or advocate in the field of human rights 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

This program is ideal for those seeking accreditation as a patent and/or trade marks attorney, as well as for those seeking to develop or expand their expertise in intellectual property law generally. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. Melbourne Law School's specialisation in intellectual property (IP) is one of the largest and most respected specialist IP law programs in the world. Its extensive range of challenging, cutting-edge subjects covers the spectrum of IP protection regimes, and are both practically focused and theoretically rigorous. The majority of the specialisation's subjects are accredited by the Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys (PSB). This program is ideal for those seeking accreditation as a patent and/or trade marks attorney, as well as for those seeking to develop or expand their expertise in intellectual property law generally. Professional Accreditation By satisfactorily completing appropriate subjects, a suitably qualified person may be accredited with satisfying all of the topic groups necessary for admission as a trade marks attorney and for admission as a patent attorney. Applicants seeking registration as a patent attorney and/or trade marks attorney should indicate this on acceptance of your offer and seek advice from the PSB and the Law School on subject selection at the time of enrolment. For more information, please see the Professional Standards Board. PSB Accreditations for Group G until 1 July 2016. Accreditation for all other Topic Groups has been renewed until February 2020. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law will: Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of intellectual property law, including: the requirements that need to be satisfied to establish entitlement to the grant of intellectual property rights the procedures by which grant of intellectual property rights are obtained the requirements that need to be satisfied to establish infringement of intellectual property rights the exceptions, limitations and defences to infringement that apply to intellectual property rights the means for, and constraints on, commercialisation of intellectual property rights. Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to: analyse critically, evaluate and convey information and generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives in the subjects studied in the field of intellectual property law Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the field of intellectual property 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in International Economic Law

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The program focuses on interdisciplinary analysis, and is ideal for legal practitioners as well as governmental representatives, development specialists, economists and others working in the field. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. Melbourne Law School's specialisation in international economic law incorporates a diverse mix of subjects devoted to this important field of practice and study. The program focuses on interdisciplinary analysis, and is ideal for legal practitioners as well as governmental representatives, development specialists, economists and others working in the field. The program examines the laws governing economic relations between countries, domestic government regulation, private international transactions and international regulation between countries, with a focus on international investment law and the law of the World Trade Organization. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in International Economic Law will: Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of international economic law, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to: the customary and treaty-based sources of international economic law with a particular focus on the World Trade Organization the assessment of various functional and theoretical bases for organising economic relations at the international level the evolving context in which the processes of and actors within international economic law operate, especially the nexus with law and development strategies the jurisprudence of the various dispute settlement organs operating in the field Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to: analyse critically, evaluate and convey information and generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives in the subjects studied in the field of international economic law Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the field of international economic 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in International Law

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The Melbourne Law Masters offers an extensive range of subjects in international law. Students can study in many fields, including international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international economic law, finance, tax, law and development or international arbitration. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The Melbourne Law Masters offers an extensive range of subjects in international law. Students can study in many fields, including international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international economic law, finance, tax, law and development or international arbitration. International legal practitioners, as well as those working in international agencies or non-government organisations, will benefit greatly from the specialised knowledge and expertise that this specialisation provides. The program's diversity, with specific or general subjects available in both public and private international law, allows students to specialise in a key area or gain a broader qualification in international law. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in International Law will: Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of public international law, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to: the nature, major principles, processes and structures of the international legal system and the relationship between international and domestic law legal issues in contemporary public and international affairs the increasing significance of international law domestically, regionally and globally Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to: analyse critically, evaluate and convey information and generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives in the subjects studied in the field of international law Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the field of international 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in International Tax

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

Melbourne Law School's specialisation in international tax law enables tax professionals, academics and government officials from Australia or other countries to study international taxation in a global context, working side by side with colleagues from Australia and many other countries. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. Melbourne Law School's specialisation in international tax law enables tax professionals, academics and government officials from Australia or other countries to study international taxation in a global context, working side by side with colleagues from Australia and many other countries. The international tax program is a globally recognised specialist tax qualification. It will equip graduates for the practice of taxation law in a rapidly changing economic world. The program is designed for those who plan careers in tax law, whether from Australia or internationally, in which international taxation will play a key role. Students have a substantial selection of international and comparative tax subjects, combined with a choice from the range of subjects in the Law School's broader tax and commercial law programs. All subjects are taught by leading international or Australian tax experts with significant reputations in the field of international tax. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in International Tax will: Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of international tax, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to: complex technical issues of international tax law, using practical case studies and discussion problems current developments in international tax practice and influential international trends, including in the Asia Pacific region and globally the changing knowledge base in international taxation Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to: analyse critically, evaluate and convey information and generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives in the subjects studied in the field of international tax Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the field of international tax. 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

Like the Master of Laws, the Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies allows students to tailor a course to meet their own professional and personal goals. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. Like the Master of Laws, the Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies allows students to tailor a course to meet their own professional and personal goals. Many students who complete four subjects towards the Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies decide to take four more subjects to complete a Master of Laws. This course is available only for law graduates. Learning Outcomes The Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies allows students to tailor the course to meet their professional and personal goals and will benefit from the broad subject selection offered in the Melbourne Law Masters. Students will have the opportunity to gain valuable legal expertise and skills and examine contemporary legal issues from a local and international perspective. 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Sports Law

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

Melbourne Law School's internationally renowned specialisation in sports law is at the cutting-edge of sporting and legal knowledge. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. Melbourne Law School's internationally renowned specialisation in sports law is at the cutting-edge of sporting and legal knowledge. It was developed specifically for legal practitioners and professionals in the growing field of sports administration and management, for whom an understanding of sports law will provide a real professional advantage. With specially formulated international and national advisory boards influencing the program's focus and direction, the graduate program in sports law provides a fascinating insight into this legal area. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Sports Law will: Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of sports law, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to: the legal regimes, regulatory practices and current practical legal issues concerning Australian sport the international legal environment applicable to sport special policy issues affecting the legal regulation of sport and the resolution of consequent problems from theoretical and practical perspectives Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to: analyse critically, evaluate and convey information and generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives in the field of sports law Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the field of sports 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Tax

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

Melbourne Law School's specialisation in tax is a globally recognised specialist tax law degree. The Melbourne tax program provides a valuable enhancement to the careers of lawyers, accountants and other tax professionals working as tax advisers in business or in government. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. Melbourne Law School's specialisation in tax is a globally recognised specialist tax law degree. The Melbourne tax program provides a valuable enhancement to the careers of lawyers, accountants and other tax professionals working as tax advisers in business or in government. Our extensive and diverse tax subject selection allows students to gain an advanced understanding of tax law and policy across core and specialist tax areas. All subjects are taught by leading Australian and international tax experts, and emphasis is placed on international and comparative trends and current developments in tax practice. Practical case studies allow in-depth analysis of tax law to equip students with detailed tax law knowledge, its underlying principles and practical application, generating a real advantage in this competitive professional area. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Tax will: Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of tax, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to: complex technical issues of tax law, using practical case studies and discussion problems current developments in tax practice and influential international trends the constantly changing knowledge base in taxation the theoretical framework for taxation the policies embodied in Australia's tax legislation, as well as the technical detail of the tax rules Have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to: analyse critically, evaluate and convey information; and generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives in the subjects studied in the field of tax Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the field of tax. 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. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian citizens for fee-paying graduate coursework programs. University resources: Options to finance your graduate study Fees - policy and administrative information Scholarships International students may be eligible for two categories of Australian scholarships: Australian Awards Scholarships Endeavour Scholarships Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details. [-]

Juris Doctor

Juris Doctor (JD)

Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

Taught at a graduate level, the Melbourne JD (Juris Doctor) equips graduates to take a leading role in contemporary legal practice, the business world, government or community organisations. [+]

Taught at a graduate level, the Melbourne JD (Juris Doctor) equips graduates to take a leading role in contemporary legal practice, the business world, government or community organisations. Graduating with a law degree from world-renowned Melbourne Law School means that wherever your career takes you, your degree will be recognised as exceptional – both nationally and internationally. The JD curriculum allows you to build the core skills essential to a wide range of legal and professional careers. It also gives you the opportunity to tailor your studies to areas of particular interest through elective subjects. As a JD student you will: Join other engaged and enthusiastic students in discussion-based classes and enrich each other's education Build employment skills by collaborating and interacting with other students in group work and through the practical learning opportunities in the elective program Have the opportunity to study overseas, and the chance to learn from a curriculum that tracks and responds to global legal developments Be part of a tight-knit community of graduates and learn alongside your supportive classmates Have the opportunity to join societies, edit journals, attend public lectures and participate in cultural events, moots and competitions Build a network for life through connections with your student peers, Law School alumni, mentors and University staff. Career outcomes The Melbourne JD leads to admission to the legal profession in all Australian jurisdictions, and can be used as a basis for seeking admission in many law jurisdictions overseas. The Melbourne JD qualification is well-regarded by a versatile range of employers. It is important to note that employers of our law graduates are not just law firms – they are also management consulting companies, financial institutions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), aid organisations and government departments such as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to name just a few. Scholarships and financial assistance There are a number of options available to help Melbourne JD students finance their studies, including scholarships, financial aid programs and loan schemes such as FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP. Melbourne Law School offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that recognise outstanding academic achievement and provide support to deserving students in financial need. The Melbourne JD Bursary Melbourne Law School offers at least 100 Melbourne JD Bursaries to domestic fee-paying students. The bursaries will entitle each student to JD fee relief of up to $15,000. Bursaries will be awarded based on financial need, academic achievement or a combination of both. [-]

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