Monash University Faculty of Law

About Monash University Faculty of Law

In 1964, the first cohort of students enrolled in the Faculty of Law. It was remarkable that they were there at all, as the faculty did not formally exist; it had no building and only four staff. The law course had not been planned, let alone approved, by the Council of Legal Education! As the inaugural dean, Sir David Derham, told the first students, it was 'an act of faith' for them to come to Monash.

We kicked off in '64 with a handful of students and a lot of ambition. We now have programs, facilities and people that inspire us to keep pushing forward.

Law. It's more than a degree. More than one of the world's best law schools. We will inspire you to listen, analyse, question and excel.

 

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About Monash University Faculty of Law

In 1964, the first cohort of students enrolled in the Faculty of Law. It was remarkable that they were there at all, as the faculty did not formally exist; it had no building and only four staff. The law course had not been planned, let alone approved, by the Council of Legal Education! As the inaugural dean, Sir David Derham, told the first students, it was 'an act of faith' for them to come to Monash.

We kicked off in '64 with a handful of students and a lot of ambition. We now have programs, facilities and people that inspire us to keep pushing forward.

Law. It's more than a degree. More than one of the world's best law schools. We will inspire you to listen, analyse, question and excel.

 

        

 

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Monash University Faculty of Law
Lina is a Consultant at a Commercial and Estate Group and studied a Master of Commercial Law at Monash University - Faculty of Law
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I spent nearly half of my electives in the law school’s clinical program, at Springvale Monash Legal Service, in the student advocacy program at Dandenong Magistrate’s Court and in the Family Violence Clinic.
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Professional Practice … was the best thing I’ve done in my law degree so far.

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Kate Seear is an Associate Professor in the Law Faculty and the Academic Director of the Springvale Monash Legal Service
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Sarah Joseph is the director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
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Arie Freiberg is former Dean of the Faculty of Law at Monash University and now a JD Law School Professor at Monash University Faculty of Law

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