Most Melbourne Law Masters subjects are available online for 2021 with some taught on campus.
2021 Melbourne Law Masters program
The 2021 program brings an array of international experts as well as Australian practitioners from all sectors of the legal profession, to ensure a continuation of the mix of in-depth legal knowledge and its practical application.
The program features:
- Eight new subjects
- Increased offerings in the digital law and technological innovation specialisation
- Diverse teaching group including international experts and Australian practitioners
- Over 150 subjects on offer
- 26 specialist legal areas
- 39 courses
Subject timing and format
The Melbourne Law Masters program has been designed around the busy schedules of working professionals. Subjects are offered from February to December each year.
Australia's first and leading law school
Melbourne Law School is ranked:
- No. 1 law school in Australia and No. 10 in the world (Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject, 2020)
- No. 1 law school in Australia and No. 11 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject, 2021)
The University of Melbourne is ranked:
- No. 1 in Australia and No. 31 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021)
- No. 1 in Australia and No. 35 in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2020)
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The Melbourne Law Masters courses and subjects are grouped into specialist legal areas. Law graduates enrolled in a Master of Laws (LLM) or Graduate Diploma in Laws may choose subjects from across the full range of specialisations. The flexible program design assists students who wish to move from a graduate diploma to a related masters degree.
Master of Laws (LLM)
The Master of Laws offers graduate level legal studies, which are recognised internationally. Students can tailor the course to suit their professional aspirations and personal interests.
Note: These courses are available only for law graduates (LLB, JD or equivalent).
Specialist legal areas
- Asian Law
- Banking and Finance Law
- Commercial Law
- Communications Law
- Competition and Consumer Law
- Construction Law
- Corporate Law
- Digital Law and Technological Innovation
- Dispute Resolution
- Employment and Labour Relations Law
- Energy and Resources Law
- Environmental Law
- Executive Management
- Government Law
- Health and Medical Law
- Human Rights Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Economic Law
- International Law
- International Tax
- Law and Development
- Private Law
- Public and International Law
- Risk Management and Liability
- Sports Law
Single subject study
Offering an exciting range of subjects, the Melbourne Law Masters program can be undertaken without enrolling in a formal degree, diploma or specialist certificate. Available to both law and non-law graduates, single subject enrolment is a great way to advance your professional knowledge in a specific area of law.
The Melbourne Law Masters program offers a number of professional overview subjects that provide an introduction to key legal areas. These subjects are not available for academic credit in the Melbourne Law Masters program.
The Melbourne Law Masters gives students access to some of the best legal minds in Australia and internationally.
Each year, the teaching staff brings together leaders from all branches of the legal profession across Australia, distinguished legal scholars and practitioners from many parts of the world and the Law School's own experienced staff. Many subjects are taught in teams, combining theory and practice as well as transnational and Australian perspectives. The small class format enables students to interact with experts in their fields of interest.
Melbourne Law School Teachers
In 2021, more than 50 teachers from the Law School’s own academic staff will lead subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters.
Australian Visiting Teachers
More than 100 practitioners from different branches of the legal and associated professions, together with selected scholars from other parts of Australia, will teach in the 2021 program.
International Visiting Teachers
More than 30 scholars and practitioners from across the world teach in the Melbourne Law Masters each year.