MLM elective subject quotas and status

About this page

This page will show you the current status for Melbourne Law Masters (MLM) subjects. This includes whether a subject is being delivered online or on campus and whether the enrolment quota has been met.

You will also be able to register to go on a subject waitlist here if your subject is full.

The Melbourne Law Masters team of academic and professional staff are working within the complexities of COVID-19 to bring students a certain and robust program for 2020, as well as devising a plan that ensures our students who may not be able to travel to Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions can still begin their studies from their home countries.

All information presented here is within the current, evolving context of COVID-19 and may be subject to change.

Note: Students enrolled in subjects that have been affected by COVID-19 (either in delivery mode, timing, or cancellation) have been sent emails to their student email accounts detailing individual subject circumstances.

Most subjects in the second half of the year are currently being reviewed for delivery modes and are hence listed as 'TBC'. You should monitor this page for updates.

Students may still enrol in subjects scheduled for the second half of 2020, however, timing and delivery are subject to change until they are confirmed on this page.

The following page will be updated over time - all enquiries regarding the status of a subject will be directed here.

This page was last updated: 03 Jul 2020 12:08pm.

Current MLM subject statuses

Please refer to your course’s University Handbook entry (under ‘Course Structure’) for the list of approved subjects for your course and check the table below to confirm the delivery mode and availability for each subject.

Subject Subject code Study period Study mode Places available?
Advanced Commercial Law: Current IssuesLAWS70336 44067August Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Advanced Construction LawLAWS70128 44069August Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Advanced EvidenceLAWS70071 44118October On Campus
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Alternative Dispute ResolutionLAWS70018 44167December Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Artificial Intelligence and the LawLAWS90145 44151November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Avoid and Manage Construction DisputesLAWS70245 44165November On Campus
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Bargaining at WorkLAWS70135 44160November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Business Negotiations and Deal-MakingLAWS90062 44033July (Class 1) Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Business Negotiations and Deal-MakingLAWS90062 44039July (Class 2) Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Capital Gains Tax: Problems in PracticeLAWS70081 44069August Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
CartelsLAWS90064 44116Term 4 Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Commercial Applications of EquityLAWS70011 44046August Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Commercial Law in AsiaLAWS70230 44097September Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Company TakeoversLAWS70042 44167December On Campus
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Comparative International TaxLAWS70353 44167December Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Competition in Digital MarketsLAWS90171 44139November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Competition Law & Intellectual PropertyLAWS70208 44158November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Competition Law in a Globalised WorldLAWS90069 44032Term 3 Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Conducting Workplace InvestigationsLAWS90086 44102September Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Construction Contract Analysis, DraftingLAWS70270 44153November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Construction Dispute ResolutionLAWS70133 44111October On Campus
Full (apply for waitlist)
Construction RiskLAWS70149 44083September On Campus
Full (apply for waitlist)
Consumer ProtectionLAWS90070 44116Term 4 Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Contract InterpretationLAWS70335 44076September Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Corporate Governance & Directors' DutiesLAWS70190 44046Semester 2 Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Corporate Insolvency and ReconstructionLAWS70240 44039Semester 2 (Extended) Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Corporate Tax ALAWS70024 44153November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Current Issues in NegligenceLAWS70229 44102September Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Designs Law and PracticeLAWS70261 44153November TBC
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Environmental LawLAWS70100 44074August Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Environmental Law (Office of Environmental Programs students only)LAWS70068 44032July Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Equality and Discrimination at WorkLAWS70025 44020July Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Event Management LawLAWS70065 44116October Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Expert EvidenceLAWS70073 44174December Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Financial Services LawLAWS70106 44125October Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Foundations of Tax LawLAWS70323 44039July Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Foundations: Competition Law & EconomicsLAWS90065 44032Term 3 Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Freedom of SpeechLAWS70390 44041July Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Fundamentals of Intellectual PropertyLAWS90125 44046August Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Fundamentals of the Common LawLAWS70217 44027July Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Fundamentals of the Common LawLAWS70217 44039Semester 2 Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Global Commercial Contract LawLAWS70389 44158November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Global Financial OrderLAWS70013 44137November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Global Health, Trade and Investment LawLAWS90092 44067August Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Government LiabilityLAWS90118 44055August Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Health Law and Human RightsLAWS70451 44113October Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Human Rights and TerrorismLAWS70091 44032July Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Human Rights in Asia: Current IssuesLAWS90122 44125October Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Income Tax Compliance and EnforcementLAWS90176 44153November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Information Technology Contracting LawLAWS70362 44130October Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
InstitutionsLAWS90071 44032Term 3 Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Internat Investment Law and ArbitrationLAWS70304 44146November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Internat.Issues in Intellectual PropertyLAWS70242 44165November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
International Business TransactionsLAWS70392 44111October Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
International Commercial ArbitrationLAWS70121 44160November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
International Construction LawLAWS70139 44172December Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
International Criminal LawLAWS70033 44069August Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
International Economic LawLAWS70308 44104September Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
International Employment LawLAWS70218 44167December Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
International Environmental LawLAWS70219 44062August Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
International Financial TransactionsLAWS70125 44139November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
International Human Rights LawLAWS70264 44062August Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
International Humanitarian LawLAWS70234 44167December Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
International LawLAWS70173 44041July Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
International Law and Children's RightsLAWS70120 44130October Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
International Refugee LawLAWS70366 44083September Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
International Tax: Principles, StructureLAWS70006 44146November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
International Taxation in the USLAWS70124 44028July Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
International Trade LawLAWS70028 44039July Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Interpretation and Validity of PatentsLAWS70061 44039Semester 2 (Early-Start) Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Intl and Comparative Competition LawLAWS70301 44083September Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Int'l Law, Sustainability & DevelopmentLAWS90042 44118October Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Investment, Regulation and DevelopmentLAWS70122 44139November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Judicial ReasoningLAWS70379 44104September Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Labour Standards and their EnforcementLAWS70197 44125October Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Law and Public AdministrationLAWS90119 44090September Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Law of DemocracyLAWS70367 44160November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Major Project Delivery: Legal InterfacesLAWS90099 44032July Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Management for ProfessionalsLAWS70350 44130October Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Mediation: Principles and PracticeLAWS90113 44146November On Campus
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Medical EthicsLAWS70259 44048August Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Multi-level GovernmentLAWS90180 44048August Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Pandemic Law and PracticeLAWS90199 44148November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Patent PracticeLAWS70060 44025July Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Payment Matters in Construction ProjectsLAWS70239 44146November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Pharmaceuticals: Current Legal IssuesLAWS90183 44083September Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Planning and Development LawLAWS70349 44153DecemberOn Campus
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Post-Conflict State-BuildingLAWS70313 44125October Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Principles of Construction LawLAWS70314 44041July Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Principles of Employment LawLAWS70371 44048August Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Privacy LawLAWS70082 44102September Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Project FinanceLAWS70205 44109October Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Regulation of FinTechLAWS90110 44067August Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Remedies in Commercial LawLAWS70402 44109October Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Remedies in the Construction ContextLAWS70112 44130October Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Resources Joint VenturesLAWS70210 44076September Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Royal Commissions and Public InquiriesLAWS70037 44139November On Campus
Full (apply for waitlist)
Space, High Seas, Seabed & Antarctic LawLAWS90115 44167December Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Sports Industry and the LawLAWS70059 44032July Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Statutes in the 21st CenturyLAWS70404 44039Semester 2 (Extended) Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Tax LitigationLAWS70266 44039Semester 2 (Extended) Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Tax of Business and Investment IncomeLAWS70002 44076September Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Taxation of Mergers and AcquisitionsLAWS70331 44146November On Campus
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Taxation of TrustsLAWS70333 44039Semester 2 Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Toxics, Waste and Contamination LawLAWS70464 44055August Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Trade Marks and Unfair CompetitionLAWS70046 44055August Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Transfer Pricing: Practice and ProblemsLAWS70203 44083September Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Water Law & Natural Resources ManagementLAWS70185 44102September Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Women, Peace and SecurityLAWS90124 44153November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
WTO Law and Dispute SettlementLAWS70322 44020July Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)

Waitlist

The Academic Support Office maintains a waitlist for all MLM subjects that have reached their maximum quota.

If your subject is displaying as full or is closed for self-enrolment (but still has spaces available) in the table above , you can complete the application form to have your details added to the waitlist or request manual enrolment.

Apply to be waitlisted

Places may become available unpredictably, and before this page is updated again, as this is reliant on a student withdrawing from the subject.

You are still encouraged to attempt self-enrolment up until the self-enrolment date for the subject lapses. If you are successful in self-enrolling, your details will automatically be removed from the waitlist and this will not affect your position or eligibility for any other subjects you are waitlisted for.

IMPORTANT: Being on the waitlist for a subject does not constitute a formal enrolment, so you are encouraged to enrol in an alternate subject until a place becomes available in your preferred subject.

Please refer to your course’s University Handbook entry (under ‘Course Structure’) for the list of approved subjects for your course.

Subjects by application

Some subjects are available by application only. More information is available for the following:

FAQs: Enrolment and fees

  • What are my enrolment obligations?

    Domestic Students

    The University will continue to prompt you to enrol in at least one subject for each half-year period (Jan­–Jun and Jul–Dec). Failure to do so will result in fines, sanctions and ultimately course cancellation.

    Please refer to your course’s University Handbook entry (under ‘Course Structure’) for the list of approved subjects for your course. Ensure you are enrolled in at least one subject (maximum four) in each half-year period (Jan–Jun and Jul–Dec).

    If you are unable to take a subject in a half-year period (either Jan–Jun or Jul–Dec), or there are no suitable alternatives that are of interest to you during that period, then you must apply for Leave of Absence to avoid the above complications. Should you change your mind and wish to return to study early, this leave can be cancelled upon written request to our office (law-masters@unimelb.edu.au).

    Newly admitted students who are unable to take a subject during their first intake period must defer their course.

    International Students

    You are strongly encouraged to seek advice from the University of Melbourne’s Student Visa team at Stop 1 (student-visa@unimelb.edu.au) with respect to the timing of your enrolments in relation to your visa conditions.

  • What if my preferred subject is currently full?

    All MLM subjects have strict enrolment quotas, so if your subject is displaying as full in the table above, you can register to go on a subject waitlist.

    IMPORTANT: Being on the waitlist for a subject does not constitute a formal enrolment, so you are encouraged to enrol in an alternate subject until a place becomes available in your preferred subject.

    Please refer to your course’s University Handbook entry (under ‘Course Structure’) for the list of approved subjects for your course and check the table above to confirm availability.

  • What if my preferred subject is closed for self-enrolment?

    Important dates and times can be found on the subject's University Handbook entry (under 'Dates and Times').

    If your preferred subject's self-enrolment date has lapsed, but still has spaces available (as per the table above), you can request manual enrolment by submitting a waitlist application.

    The Academic Support Office will contact you shortly thereafter regarding your manual enrolment, space permitting.

  • What is happening with my fees?

    Tuition fees are not changing in 2020 as a result of COVID-19. See announcements under 'Funding, Tuition Fees'.

    If you have already paid tuition fees and changes are made to your enrolment before the census date (self-withdrawal, rescheduling or cancellation), these fees will remain credited on your student account until the census date lapses for your next enrolled subject, unless you request a Refund.

    Tuition fees are handled by Stop 1. You are strongly encouraged to view the available information online relating to Fees and Payments. If you still have unanswered questions, you should contact Stop 1 directly, as their dedicated Fees team can assist.

  • Can I still apply for a MLM elective as a JD student?

    Melbourne JD students are permitted to take one MLM elective as part of their studies. Please see 'Applying for a MLM elective' in relation to How to select subjects & enrol for instructions on how to submit an application.

    JD enrolments into MLM subjects are limited and are approved on a proportional basis. If you are waitlisted for a MLM subject that does not appear full in the table above, this indicates that the pro rata portion of JD enrolments in your nominated subject has been reached.

    JD students will be contacted by the Academic Support Office should a place become available.

FAQs: Subject delivery and materials

  • Will online subjects be taught over the originally scheduled dates?

    In most cases, online subjects have not seen a change to their teaching dates, but in some cases we have had to reschedule the subject to a later time in the year.

    You should check the list above for the confirmed teaching dates for each subject. Note that due to COVID-19 some teaching dates in the Handbook may be still subject to change.

  • Will online subjects be delivered live?

    The teaching plan and content delivery will vary with each subject. You can expect a combination of synchronous learning (such as through real-time Zoom sessions, at scheduled times) and non-synchronous learning (such as through pre-recorded lectures you can view later, and moderated discussion boards).

  • Will classes be interactive?

    Discussion boards, if scheduled, will be interactive. Discussion boards may be scheduled in either real-time or outside of class times.

    Zoom sessions, if scheduled, will be real-time and involve remotely meeting with your teacher in a group.

  • How do I access the subject materials?

    All subject materials will be made available online via Canvas for students to download to their personal device.  There will be no hardcopy materials for subjects delivered online.

    Please note that newly enrolled subjects should appear on your Canvas dashboard within 24hrs of your enrolment, and that a subject’s Canvas page only becomes visible approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of teaching.

FAQs: Equipment and Environment

  • What systems does the University use to deliver subjects online?

    The University’s learning management system (LMS) is Canvas. All online subjects will be delivered through their respective Canvas subject page, using a combination of pre-recorded content, Zoom webinars, discussion boards and other online materials.

  • What will I need to participate in online subjects?

    Students will require:

    • Access to a computer
    • A stable internet connection
    • A quiet environment appropriate for study
    • Headphones (recommended)
    • Microphone (recommended)

    Note: Most smartphone earphones will usually include a microphone.

  • Do we only need to be able to listen to lectures?

    You will need to be able to listen to videos and participate in discussion boards.

    If Zoom sessions are scheduled, you will also need a microphone (check your computer which may well include this). Most smartphone earphones will usually include a microphone.

  • Do we need to be in a space where we can also speak?

    Yes. Ideally a quiet space where you will not be interrupted. It is helpful to have a headset that you can use to minimise noise interference.

  • What resources are available to help me use these systems?

FAQs: Assessment

  • How will assessment work?

    Take-home exams, research papers, and related due dates are as advertised on the subject’s University Handbook entry (under ‘Assessment’).

    Any changes to assessment as a result of a change in delivery mode (eg moving from On Campus to Delivered Online) will be stated on the subject's page on Canvas.

    Where there is an option between a take-home exam and research paper, you don’t need to let us know which one you are going to choose. If you do not submit the take home exam we will assume you are completing the research paper.

    Subjects with assessable participation will retain that requirement, and clarification will be provided by the relevant coordinator.

  • What’s happening to attendance hurdles?

    All subjects in the MLM have a 75% minimum attendance hurdle.

    This hurdle will be waived for all subjects delivered online in 2020.

Student enquiries

All enquiries relating to the status of subjects and whether they are running or are cancelled will be directed to this page. Students with other queries surrounding MLM elective subjects may contact law-masters@unimelb.edu.au with their query.

To ensure your enquiry is processed quickly, please: