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Master of Laws

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
External Studies
1CM568
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

SLAW01

Award
Master of Laws
Faculty/College
College of Business and Law
Sector
HE
Area of study
Law

During this degree you will focus on international and transnational legal issues, with particular reference to the emerging Asia-Pacific region. The program aligns with the growing regional harmonisation, including the network of trade and other arrangements created under the umbrella of ASEAN, and the associated need to better understand comparative and transnational law and legal issues. Key areas you will study include Transnational Law, Comparative Legal Systems, ASEAN Overview and Context, Finance and Securities Law, Transnational Intellectual Property Law, Transnational Family Law, International Criminal Law, and Human Rights Law.

The course is offered online only, within Australia and the Philippines. You will need to ensure you have access to an internet service with appropriate bandwidth to view or download the program content and to engage online with staff and other students.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree in law or a related discipline. Graduates who hold an approved Bachelor degree in another discipline and have significant relevant professional experience may be considered.

Additional admission requirements

International applicants must have a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.

Domestic applications

All applications for this course are submitted through SATAC.

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

Career opportunities

Postgraduate studies in law typically means you may have enhanced career opportunities in the competitive legal profession as well as in law related fields. It may also provide a pathway to further post-graduate study.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

    Campus notes

    This is a Full Fee course.


    Offshore applicants from the Philippines (or other offshore country) interested in studying online and who meet the admission requirements and have a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, should apply directly to CDU. See "Admission" for further information.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

Candidates in the LLM program select eight units from a range of specialist elective subjects in law, with a focus on transnational and comparative law issues in each topic area.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(0 units)
0 cp Compulsory Core units are not required for this course.

 

Specialist Elective
(8 units)
80cp Specialist Elective units totalling 80 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

LAW515 Indigenous Peoples and the Law
LAW516 Comparative Legal Systems
LAW517 ASEAN Overview and Context
LAW518 Transnational Issues in Family Law
LAW519 Transnational Law
LAW520 International Criminal Law
LAW521 Finance and Securities Law
LAW522 Public International Law
LAW810 Law Research Project (10cp) (repeatable up to 2x)
LAW820 Law Research Project (20cp)

Electives
(0 unit)
0 There are no elective units for this course
  80 Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research Core
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
 Specialist Elective 1 SE  Specialist Elective 5  SE
 Specialist Elective 2 SE  Specialist Elective 6  SE
 Specialist Elective 3 SE  Specialist Elective 7  SE
 Specialist Elective 4 SE  Specialist Elective 8  SE

Specialist electives selected from the following:

Semester 1 Semester 2

 LAW515 Indigenous Peoples and the Law

 LAW519 Transnational Law

 LAW516 Comparative Legal Systems  LAW520 International Criminal Law
 LAW517 ASEAN Overview and Context  LAW521 Finance and Securities Law

 LAW518 Transnational Issues in Family Law

 LAW522 Public International Law

 LAW810 Law Research Project (10cp) (repeatable)  LAW810 Law Research Project (10cp) (repeatable)
 LAW820 Law Research Project (20cp)  LAW820 Law Research Project (20cp)

 

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research Core
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
     Specialist Elective 1 SE
     Specialist Elective 2  SE
     Specialist Elective 3  SE
     Specialist Elective 4  SE
Year 2
 Specialist Elective 5  SE    
 Specialist Elective 6  SE    
 Specialist Elective 7  SE    
 Specialist Elective 8  SE    

Specialist electives selected from the following:

Semester 1 Semester 2

 LAW515 Indigenous Peoples and the Law

 LAW519 Transnational Law

 LAW516 Comparative Legal Systems  LAW520 International Criminal Law
 LAW517 ASEAN Overview and Context  LAW521 Finance and Securities Law

 LAW518 Transnational Issues in Family Law

 LAW522 Public International Law

 LAW810 Law Research Project (10cp) (repeatable)  LAW810 Law Research Project (10cp) (repeatable)
 LAW820 Law Research Project (20cp)  LAW820 Law Research Project (20cp)

 

 

Everything you need to get started

How to apply for domestic students

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The application process is simple and can be completed online.

 

To help you out, we've put together an easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to apply.

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

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That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

Are you applying as an International Student?

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

Are you applying as a Domestic Student?

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