With globalization, there has been a growth in institutions negotiating, monitoring and policing international norms in the fields from international human rights, world health policies, shipping and banking standards, telecommunications systems and environmental policies and laws. Indeed, there are few, if any areas of economic, cultural, social, commercial or security activities that are not addressed by international laws and institutions. Legal practice has therefore become increasingly international with a corresponding need for legally qualified professionals with knowledge and experience in the international legal and regulatory space.
* Relevant professional experience in the same discipline including but not limited to employment in a law firm, working in the in-house legal department of a corporation or other business; government related legal work, for instance legal aid, legal policy work, pro bono work that is law related
English Language Requirements
English for Academic Purposes at Advanced level
The TOP Master of Laws (LLM) degree is a one-year course work program designed to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge relating to institutions, sources and principles of international law and international legal regulation. With a careful selection of core units and electives, the program aims to equip both domestic and international graduates for the international work environment.
The program is suitable for graduates of Australian law schools wishing to pursue higher study of international law. It is also well suited for graduates from the China and the Asia Pacific region where rapid economic and social developments have led to demand for international legal expertise from Governments, NGO’s and the private sector.
Electives (choose 6 units)
To qualify for the award of Master of Laws, a student must complete an aggregate of 2 core units and 6 elective units (48 units of credit).
Advanced standing of up to 50% can be granted to eligible students dependent on previous academic study. Maximum advanced standing will be granted to those students who have successfully completed previous studies at AQF Level 9 with substantially the same learning outcomes and subject content as contained in the LLM. Students who have completed relevant studies at AQF Level 8 will also be granted advanced standing provided the Level 8 award is nested within a relevant AQF Level 9 award.