Study Options

Melbourne Law School is Australia's first all-graduate faculty. The Melbourne Law School was the first faculty in Australia to teach law, and awarded this country's first law degrees. We have now committed ourselves to build on our more than 150 year history of excellence and innovation by shifting from undergraduate legal education to the global standard, graduate level Juris Doctor degree.

Faculty members associated with the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies teach in all programs of the Law School and supervise graduate researchers.

Melbourne Law Masters

We are delighted to announce the fantastic line-up of courses scheduled for 2023 on the Government Law Programme of the Melbourne Law Masters. The subject offerings include an exciting mix of established favourites and new courses. The courses are taught by leading jurists drawn from the academy, judiciary and legal practice. The Government Law Programme is extremely popular so we advise enrolling as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Course No.SubjectFormatDelivery ModeStart Date
LAWS90013Constitutional Rights and FreedomIntensiveOn campus12 July
LAWS90255Constitutionalism and the Global SouthIntensiveOn campus9 August
LAWS70424Comparative Human RightsIntensiveOn Campus8 November
LAWS90218Constitutions in Global PerspectivesSemester 1Delivered online27 February
LAWS90149Corruption: A Global ApproachIntensiveOn campus31 May
LAWS90217Hot Topics in Public LawSemester 2Delivered online24 July
LAWS70379Judicial ReasoningIntensiveOn campus13 September
LAWS70460Regulatory Design, Compliance & EnforcementIntensiveOn campus23 August
LAWS70424Separation of PowersIntensiveOn campus5 July
LAWS70404Statutes in the 21s CenturySemester 2On campus24 July

Within the Masters programme subjects may be packaged in various ways, depending on interest. Most subjects are taken intensively over a five-day period, though three subjects take place over the course of the semester: Constitutions in Global Perspective (Semester 1), Hot Topics in Public Law (Semester 2) and Separation of Powers (Semester 2). Subjects may be taken singly or towards a Diploma, a Specialist Masters degree, or the LLM. Anyone potentially interested in the program is welcome and encouraged to discuss subject selection with the Director of Studies, Professor Jason Varuhas.

MLS Programs

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Research Supervisions

Academics associated with the CCCS supervise research projects in a broad range of areas.

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Post-doctoral Fellowships

CCCS is keen to support young researchers. Opportunities for Post-doctoral fellowships arise annually.

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Prospective Graduate Researchers should get in touch with the Melbourne Law School Office for Research.