Courses & Details

Program Code 12333
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
CRICOS Code 079533G
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Face to Face

Description

The Master of Laws has been designed to provide students with advanced legal knowledge and research skills with a strong emphasis on international, transnational and/or commercial law. This will be achieved through providing students with advanced training in legal research techniques and an opportunity to choose from a range of specialised courses with an international, transnational and/or commercial flavour. The Masters program has been designed for law graduates and legal practitioners looking to fast track their legal career or develop expertise in a more focused area of the law.

Why study with us?

The Newcastle Law School is a supportive and research-focused School, deeply committed to teaching. The Newcastle Law School has fostered an intellectual community devoted to the development of the next generation of lawyers.

Through taking an innovative and integrated approach to legal education, the Newcastle Law School ensures that graduates gain all the necessary theory, skills and experience for a career in legal practice. Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to practice law not only in Australia, but also in the globalised market as our teaching and curriculum provides a transnational insight into understanding law and the legal system.

Admission Requirements

Students will be required to have completed the following requirements for admission to the program:

An AQF level 8 Law qualification, such as a:

Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree either embedded (320 units) or ‘end-on’ (80 units) or equivalent law degree from a recognised tertiary education institution, or

Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Law or Legal Practice following the completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Laws degree, or

an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in Law and have completed a minimum of two years relevant work experience in a legal environment (RPL). RPL will be assessed by the Program Convenor through the consideration of a statement outlining the relevant work experience. Transcripts and detailed CVs must be provided to the University.

One of the degrees below:

  • a five year combined law degree program (400 units of learning in total, at least 240 cognate) or
  • a four year Bachelor of Laws degree program (320 units of learning, all cognate) or
  • a three year graduate entry Bachelor of Law program following the completion of a three year non-cognate degree (480 units of learning in total, at least 240 cognate)

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement.  Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Proficiency Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104.html

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

Students are required to complete 80 units (8 courses) of coursework comprising 20 units (two courses) of core courses in Advanced Legal Research and 60 units (six courses) from the program directed courses. Students who select the specialisation in International Business Law must complete at least 40 units from courses approved for the specialisation and 20 units from the general program directed courses.

Students who have obtained their undergraduate law degree outside Australia must choose Legal System of Australia as one of their directed courses.

Course Information

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

Code Name Availability Units
LAWS6048 Advanced Legal Research I Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6049 Advanced Legal Research II Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units

M of Laws (LLM) DIRECTED OR INT BUS LAW SPEC

International Business Law

M Laws (LLM) INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW: Choose 40 units from the following directed courses..

Code Name Availability Units
LAWS6034 Advanced Corporate Governance Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6035 Competition Law and Policy Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6040 International Private Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6043 Advanced Legal Research Project Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6081 Advanced Taxation Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6082 Australian International Taxation Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6083 Corporate Taxation Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6084 International Insolvency Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6085 International Trade Law Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6050 Commercial Dispute Resolution Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6086 Intellectual Property Law Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct) 10 units
LAWS6088 Financial Services Regulation Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct) 10 units
LAWS6089 Mining Law Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct) 10 units

M Laws (LLM) 20 units DIRECTED: Choose 20 units from directed courses. Students who have obtained their undergraduate law degree outside Australia must complete LAWS6047..

Code Name Availability Units
LAWS6034 Advanced Corporate Governance Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6035 Competition Law and Policy Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6036 Advanced Public International Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6038 International Climate Change Law and Policy Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6040 International Private Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6044 Advanced International Human Rights Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6047 Legal System of Australia Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6022 Crime and Society Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6033 Corporations, Globalistion and Human Rights Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6037 International Environment Law and Policy Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6039 Global Administrative Law Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6041 Sentencing: Global Theory, Law and Practice Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6042 International Child and Family Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6043 Advanced Legal Research Project Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6045 International Human Rights Law: Collective Rights Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6046 International Air and Space Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6081 Advanced Taxation Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6082 Australian International Taxation Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6083 Corporate Taxation Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6084 International Insolvency Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6085 International Trade Law Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6025 Environmental/Natural Resources Law Clinic Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6029 Social Justice/Public Interest Clinic Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6050 Commercial Dispute Resolution Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6086 Intellectual Property Law Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct) 10 units
LAWS6087 Internet Law Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct) 10 units
LAWS6088 Financial Services Regulation Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct) 10 units
LAWS6089 Mining Law Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct) 10 units
LAWS6090 Health Law Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
Directed Courses

M Laws (LLM) 60 units DIRECTED: Choose 60 units from directed courses. Students who have obtained their undergraduate law degree outside Australia must complete LAWS6047..

Code Name Availability Units
LAWS6034 Advanced Corporate Governance Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6035 Competition Law and Policy Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6036 Advanced Public International Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6038 International Climate Change Law and Policy Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6040 International Private Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6044 Advanced International Human Rights Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6047 Legal System of Australia Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6022 Crime and Society Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6033 Corporations, Globalistion and Human Rights Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6037 International Environment Law and Policy Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6039 Global Administrative Law Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6041 Sentencing: Global Theory, Law and Practice Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6042 International Child and Family Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6043 Advanced Legal Research Project Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6045 International Human Rights Law: Collective Rights Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6046 International Air and Space Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6081 Advanced Taxation Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6082 Australian International Taxation Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6083 Corporate Taxation Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6084 International Insolvency Law Not currently offered 10 units
LAWS6085 International Trade Law Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS6025 Environmental/Natural Resources Law Clinic Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6029 Social Justice/Public Interest Clinic Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6050 Commercial Dispute Resolution Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
LAWS6086 Intellectual Property Law Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct) 10 units
LAWS6087 Internet Law Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct) 10 units
LAWS6088 Financial Services Regulation Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct) 10 units
LAWS6089 Mining Law Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct) 10 units
LAWS6090 Health Law Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
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