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Master of Laws

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Online (FF)
1CM568
873132
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

SLAW01

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

The Master of Laws is a 100% online course that focuses on international and transnational legal issues, particularly in the emerging Asia-Pacific region. The program explores growing harmonisation in the region, including the network of trade and other arrangements created under the umbrella of ASEAN. It can help you to better understand the Asia Pacific's comparative and transnational law and legal issues.

During the Master of Laws, you will study:

  • transnational law
  • comparative legal systems
  • ASEAN overview and context
  • finance and securities law
  • transnational intellectual property law
  • transnational family law
  • international criminal
  • human right law

The course is designed for practising lawyers who hold an undergraduate law degree or a Juris Doctor degree who wish to complete further education in one or more of the above areas of law to advance their knowledge of legal issues facing the Asia Pacific region.

The course is offered online only. You will need access to an internet service with appropriate bandwidth to view or download course content and to engage online with staff and other students.

Career opportunities

Studying a Master of Laws typically improves your 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.

Credit transfers & pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2019 and 2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

  • 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.

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

As a Master of Laws student, you'll choose 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 (not available in 2020)
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 (not available in 2020)  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 (not available in 2020)  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)

 

 

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

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SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS

 

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UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

 

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