MLM elective subject quotas and status

About this page

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.

This page will show you the current status for Melbourne Law Masters (MLM) subjects remaining in 2020, including each subject's delivery mode (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 or the self-enrolment date has passed.

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 rescheduling or cancellation as a result of COVID-19 have been sent emails to their student email accounts detailing individual subject circumstances.

This page is updated regularly, and you are encouraged to refresh this page to ensure you are viewing the latest updates. Last updated: 28 Sep 2020 9:24am.

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 (quota) for each subject.

Subject Subject code Study period Study mode Places available?
Advanced EvidenceLAWS70071 44118October Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Alternative Dispute ResolutionLAWS70018 44167December Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Artificial Intelligence and the LawLAWS90145 44151November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Bargaining at WorkLAWS70135 44160November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
CartelsLAWS90064 44116Term 4 Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Comparative International TaxLAWS70353 44167December Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Competition in Digital MarketsLAWS90171 44139November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Competition Law & Intellectual PropertyLAWS70208 44158November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Conducting Workplace InvestigationsLAWS90086 44102September Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Construction Contract Analysis, DraftingLAWS70270 44153November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Construction Project Delivery LawLAWS90207 44109October Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Consumer ProtectionLAWS90070 44116Term 4 Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Corporate Tax ALAWS70024 44153November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Current Issues in NegligenceLAWS70229 44102September Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Designs Law and PracticeLAWS70261 44153November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Event Management LawLAWS70065 44116October Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Expert EvidenceLAWS70073 44174December Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Financial Services LawLAWS70106 44125October Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Global Commercial Contract LawLAWS70389 44158November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Global Financial OrderLAWS70013 44137November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Health Law and Human RightsLAWS70451 44113October Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Human Rights in Asia: Current IssuesLAWS90122 44125October Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Information Technology Contracting LawLAWS70362 44130October Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
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
Full (apply for waitlist)
International Commercial ArbitrationLAWS70121 44160November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
International Construction LawLAWS70139 44172December Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
International Economic LawLAWS70308 44104September Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
International Employment LawLAWS70218 44167December Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
International Financial TransactionsLAWS70125 44139November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
International Humanitarian LawLAWS70234 44167December Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
International Law and Children's RightsLAWS70120 44130October Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
International Tax: Principles, StructureLAWS70006 44146November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Int'l Law, Sustainability & DevelopmentLAWS90042 44118October Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Investment, Regulation and DevelopmentLAWS70122 44139November Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Judicial ReasoningLAWS70379 44104September Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Labour Standards and their EnforcementLAWS70197 44125October Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Law of Construction Delay and DisruptionLAWS90208 44160November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Law of DemocracyLAWS70367 44160November Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Management for ProfessionalsLAWS70350 44130October Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Mediation: Principles and PracticeLAWS90113 44146November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Pandemic Law and PracticeLAWS90199 44148November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Payment Matters in Construction ProjectsLAWS70239 44146November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)
Post-Conflict State-BuildingLAWS70313 44125October Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Privacy LawLAWS70082 44102September Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Project FinanceLAWS70205 44109October Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
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)
Space, High Seas, Seabed & Antarctic LawLAWS90115 44167December Delivered Online
Self-enrol via my.unimelb
Water Law & Natural Resources ManagementLAWS70185 44102September Delivered Online
Self-enrolment closed, places available
(apply to waitlist for manual enrolment)
Women, Peace and SecurityLAWS90124 44153November Delivered Online
Full (apply for waitlist)

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 (typically three weeks before classes commence). 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.

Important changes to waitlists in 2020

From 2020 onwards, waitlists will still be available but will not be actioned by the Academic Support Office until the last date to self-enrol has passed. This is a change in process to previous years, and is to ensure students are self-managing their enrolment where possible. The revised process is as follows:

  • If a subject is full, you may register yourself to its waitlist.
  • While on the waitlist, students should continue to attempt to enrol themselves up until the published last date to self-enrol as places can and do become available unpredictably.
  • Once the subject’s last date to self-enrol has passed, students will no longer be able to attempt to enrol themselves. Should a place in the subject become available after this date, the waitlist will be reviewed and you will be contacted and given a limited period of time to respond and accept or decline the place before it is offered to the next person on the list.

Subjects by application

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

Overview Subjects

The Melbourne Law Masters program offers a number of professional overview subjects that provide an introduction to key legal areas. These courses are not available for academic credit in the Melbourne Law Masters program.

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 number, and 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.

  • When can I enrol in subjects for 2021?

    The University's re-enrolment period is scheduled for late November 2020 - until this time, you won't be able to enrol in subjects for 2021.

    The Law School's Academic Support Office is working on planning the curriculum for 2021. Details about which subjects will be offered (including confirmation of delivery mode, timing and quotas) will be released in late November. Students will receive more information via their University student email closer to the time.

    Enrolment will be self-managed on a first-in basis, and we regret that we are unable to hold places for students.

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 pages, 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: