single degree

Master of Laws

A single one year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Law

LLM
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

Program Requirements

The Master of Laws requires completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of 8000-level courses in the subject area LAWS Law

Admission Requirements

Completion of a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degree with a minimum average of at least 50%; or completion of a non-law degree and the Graduate Certificate of Law with a minimum average of at least 50%

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$23,616.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$33,168.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The ANU Master of Laws Degree is a unique and highly valuable qualification. It enables law and non-law graduates to undertake Masters Level courses focusing on a wide range of legal areas. Students enrolled in the Master of Laws can complete any LAWS 8000-level courses (subject to completing any prerequisite courses).

Students can also choose to enrol in a specialist Master of Laws in Law, Governance and Development; Master of Laws in Environmental Law; Master of Laws in International Security Law; Master of Laws in International Law and; Master of Laws in Migration Law.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, graduates will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the areas of law studied
  2. Analyse case law, legislation and scholarly writings on the specialist areas of law studied
  3. Synthesise legal materials into a concise and cohesive argument that addresses a legal question
  4. Incorporate social, comparative or interdisciplinary approaches into legal analysis
  5. Undertake in-depth legal research using a variety of materials and sources
  6. Engage in original and critical reflection on the law
  7. Contribute to debates on theoretical, policy and practical issues in the areas of law studied

Further Information

For more information and to APPLY via UAC please go to LLM Masters Program

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After you have accepted your offer you will be emailed your password and uni ID.  You must then follow the instructions provided here and enrol online through ISIS. International students should discuss their enrolment with us when they arrive in Canberra. Please Contact us to arrange an appointment.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure the program requirements are met and that all compulsory and required courses are completed so that the program can be awarded.

How to choose courses and enrol

  1. Consult the program requirements on the Programs and Courses page to see which courses you can choose.
  2. Look at the Masters program timetable to see when courses are offered and which stream they are relevant for.
  3. Check that you meet the prerequisites for the course.
  4. Enrol in the course on ISIS.

About this degree

Commencement date

Each student will commence their program on a different date depending on what courses they have chosen. Please see the timetable.

Attendance

The ANU College of Law has a strict attendance policy for face-to-face intensive classes. You must attend 100% of scheduled classes, whether they are held on weekdays, weekends or during the evening. We assume you have taken into account all work, family, religious and other commitments when you enrol.

Course Materials

Course outlines on your Wattle sites will describe the text books and reading materials you will need to access.  You can buy text books at the on-campus Coop Bookshop. reading Guides are now often distributed as e-bricks via the Wattle course site.

Timetable

The Masters Program timetable for 2015 is now available on the ANU College of LawMasters Program site.

Status/Credit

If you wish to apply for status (credit/advanced standing) for courses you have studied at another university, you must complete an Application for Status form and submit it to the LLM Program Administrator, along with an official transcript of your previous studies and relevant course descriptions and outlines. You will not be granted status for courses that have already counted towards a completed degree or award.

Email

All email correspondence will be conducted with your University Webmail account. You can access this email account at http://students.anu.edu.au/ and clicking on the Webmail icon. There exists the facility to redirect your university email to a preferred account. You can do this at:http://itservices.anu.edu.au/email/

WATTLE (online learning environment)
Convenor correspondence and course materials will be provided through the individual course page on WATTLE. Access to WATTLE will open approximately 6 weeks before the course starts. If you are enrolled in the course you should receive an email to confirm when the site is live.

Course Study Guide

A course study guide will be produced for each course and posted to Wattle about 4-6 weeks prior to the commencement of the course. This document contains information on the course including: course lecture outline; textbook requirements; reading requirements; assessment details; and policy information.


Academic Advice

Please contact your stream convenor for academic advice on course selection or program information.

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact Dr Hitoshi Nasu at hitoshi.nasu@anu.edu.au

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