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Study at Melbourne Law School
Melbourne Law School does not offer a professional entry undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Laws, LLB), and as such Melbourne Law School accepts applications from Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) level students only (this includes European students in the fourth and final years of a five-year combined LLB/LLM degree). All incoming Exchange and Study Abroad students seeking to enrol in JD or LLM subjects must provide written proof that they are studying at a graduate level.
Graduate-level students enrolled in a law degree at their home institution may:
- Enrol in the following compulsory JD subjects:
- Constitutional Law (LAWS50028)
- Contracts (LAWS50029)
- Corporations Law (LAWS50035)
- Criminal Law and Procedure (LAWS50034)
- Disputes and Ethics (LAWS90140)
- Evidence and Proof (LAWS50037)
- Legal Method and Reasoning (LAWS50023)
- Legal Theory (LAWS50031)
- Obligations (LAWS50026)
- Principles of Public Law (LAWS50024)
- Property (LAWS50030)
- Torts (LAWS50025)
- Equity and Trusts (LAWS50033)
- Enrol in one subject from list of Single Subject Study options from the Melbourne Law Masters (MLM) program except for the following:
- International Legal Internship (LAWS70067)
- Minor Thesis (LAWS70003)
- Online subjects
- Enrol in elective JD subjects except for the following:
- Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) Program (LAWS00011)
- Economic and Business Law in Asia (LAWS90037)
- Indigenous Law in Aotearoa and Australia (LAWS90214)
- Jessup Moot (LAWS50042)
- Law and Legal Practice in Asia (LAWS90006)
- Law Apps (LAWS90033)
- Legal Internship (LAWS50059)
- Melbourne Journal of International Law (LAWS50060)
- Melbourne University Law Review (LAWS50058)
- MLS Tax Clinic (LAWS90164)
- New Technology Law (LAWS90107)
- NDIS & Disability Benefits Clinic (LAWS90189)
- New Ideas in Legal Scholarship (LAWS50114)
- Property Law and the City (LAWS90134)
- Public Interest Law Clinic (LAWS50116)
- Start-Up Law (LAWS90108)
- Street Law (LAWS50102)
- WTO: Moot Court Competition (LAWS50044)
Please note that you must still be able to meet any relevant prerequisites in order to enrol.
Students wishing to learn about common law methodology should consider enrolling in Legal Method and Reasoning (LAWS50023) and/or Obligations (LAWS50026). An alternative option is the MLM subject Fundamentals of the Common Law (LAWS70217); however, this subject has a strict quota and places are limited.
Please note that quotas are in place in both the JD and MLM programs. As a result, subject selections may only be approved on a provisional basis prior to arrival in Australia. Enrolment into subjects is dependent on the availability of places.
Students enrolled in an undergraduate law degree at their home institution are not permitted to undertake subjects from the JD or the MLM programs.
Students enrolled in an undergraduate law degree, OR not enrolled in a law degree at their home institution and wishing to study law while at the University of Melbourne are encouraged to consider breadth subjects (undergraduate subjects), designed for non-law students and not as part of a law degree. Students are advised to consult with their home institution about whether these subjects are appropriate for their degree.
Study Abroad and Exchange students will be subject to the relevant course rules for subjects they undertake. These rules include assessment, attendance requirements, and assignment extensions.
If you have questions regarding study at Melbourne Law School, you can contact Exchange and Study Abroad for assistance.