- Length 1 year full-time
- Minimum 48 Units
The Master of Laws requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
6 units from completion of compulsory course:
LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions*
A minimum of 30 units from completion of 8000-level courses in the subject area LAWS Law;
A maximum of 12 units from completion of advanced legal practice courses in the subject area LEGM Legal Practice MLP
A maximum of 12 units from completion of any 8000-level postgraduate course on offer at the ANU
Students who have completed a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor or equivalent are exempted from LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and are required to complete an additional 6 units from the 8000-level courses in the subject area LAWS Law.
A Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Juris Doctor, Graduate Certificate of Law or Bachelor Degree in any cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 5.0
Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Juris Doctor, Graduate Certificate of Law or Bachelor Degree in any cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 plus 2 years of relevant professional experience.
For the purposes of admission ‘cognate’ is to be defined as any of the following:
i. Accounting, Business And Management, Sales And Marketing, Tourism, Office Studies, Banking, Finance And Related Fields, Management And Commerce, Political Science And Policy Studies, Studies In Human Society, Human Welfare Studies And Services, Behavioural Science, Law, Justice And Law Enforcement, Librarianship, Information Management And Curatorial Studies, Language And Literature, Philosophy And Religious Studies, Economics And Econometrics, Sport And Recreation, Society And Culture.
ii. For more information please refer to the Management and Commerce or Society and Culture Fields of Education or contact the ANU College of Law.
English Language Requirements
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
Assessment of Qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
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.
Study a Master of Laws at Australia’s national law school at Australia’s top-ranked University. This highly valuable qualification deepens your understanding of the way law operates in, and interacts with, the modern world and equips you with skills and knowledge for the 21st century job market.
Pursue a general LLM for a broad perspective of law’s role in domestic and international societies. Or focus your studies on one of three specialisations – Public Law, International Law or Private & Commercial Law.
Open to law and non-law graduates, the LLM offers you the flexibility to complete your studies in a way that suits you. Courses are delivered in a variety of modes – semester length, online or in a shorter ‘intensive’ format.
Upon completion, you will join a prestigious and highly recognised alumni network of over 19,000 professionals in Australia and around the globe.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
- develop and apply specialist knowledge within the areas of law studied.
- evaluate case law, legislation and scholarly writings on the specialist areas of law studied.
- synthesise legal materials into a concise and cohesive argument that addresses a legal question.
- incorporate social, comparative or interdisciplinary approaches into legal analysis.
- undertake legal research and present findings using a variety of materials and sources.
- engage in original and critical reflection on the law.
- contribute to debates on theoretical, policy and practical issues in the areas of law studied.
Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program.
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
How to choose courses and enrol
- Consult the program requirements on the Programs and Courses page to see which courses you can choose.
- Look at the Masters program timetable to see when courses are offered and which stream they are relevant for.
- Check that you meet the prerequisites for the course.
- Enrol in the course on ISIS.
About this degree
How to choose courses and enrol
- Consult the program
requirements on the Programs and Courses
page to see which courses you can
- Look at the Masters program timetable to see what courses are offered. The Graduate Coursework Timetable is available here.
a course(s). You can enrol in your whole year's worth of courses or one
course at a time. Domestic students have 5 years to complete the
program. A full time study load is 18-24 units per half year period.
- Check that you meet the prerequisite(s) for the course.
- Enrol in the course on ISIS - for information on how to do this please go to http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/enrolment/enrol-for-the-first-time-as-a-coursework-student
Each student will commence the program on a different date depending on which courses are chosen.
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 or weekends. We assume you have taken into account all work, family, religious and other commitments when you enrol.
Some courses are available wholly or partly online. Please see the timetable.
Attendance is not required at all for wholly online courses.
A Course Study Guide will be published for each course on the Wattle course site. This document contains information on the course including: course lecture outline; textbook requirements; reading requirements; assessment details; and policy information.
You can buy text books at the on-campus Coop Bookshop. Reading Guides or E-Bricks may also be made available on the Wattle course site. This varies from course to course.
will be given access to
the Wattle course site approximately 24-48 hours after you enrol in the course,
provided the site is opened. Sites are generally opened four weeks prior
the commencement of the course intensive. Course Study Guides, course
resources, discussion forums, quizzes and online activities can all be
via each Wattle course site. Assessments are submitted
the Wattle course site.
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.
All email correspondence from the University will be sent to your University Webmail account. You can access this email account at http://students.anu.edu.au/ and clicking on the Webmail icon. There is a facility to redirect your university email to a preferred account. Please go to:http://itservices.anu.edu.au/email/
Please contact your stream convenor for academic advice on course selection or program information.
Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?
Contact the Student Administration team at firstname.lastname@example.org