The Master of Laws program has been designed to provide students with advanced legal knowledge and research skills with a strong emphasis on international, transnational and/or commercial law.
This will be achieved through providing students with advanced training in legal research techniques and opportunity to choose from a range of specialised courses with an international, transnational and/or commercial flavour.
The Master of Laws program has been designed for law graduates and legal practitioners looking to fast track their legal career or develop a specialisation in a more focused area of the law.
The Newcastle Law School is a supportive and research-focused faculty, deeply committed to teaching. The Law School has fostered an intellectual community devoted to the development of the next generation of lawyers.
Through an innovative and integrated approach to legal education, the Newcastle Law School provides graduates with the knowledge, skills and expertise required by the 21st century legal professional.
The program equips students with advanced disciplinary knowledge of Australian domestic law and relevant international legal instruments. The skills and capacities developed in the Master of Laws program will be essential for the 21st century legal professional in both the Australian context and in the globalised legal environment.
The program consists of two semester length core courses in Advanced Legal Research (see below) and six directed courses from which students can choose to study in the following areas:
• Legal System of Australia (this course must be chosen by students who have obtained their undergraduate law degree outside Australia)
• Corporations, Globalisation and Human Rights
• Advanced Corporate Governance
• Competition Law and Policy
• Advanced International Human Rights Law
• International Human Rights Law: Collective Rights
• Advanced Public International Law
• International Environmental Law and Policy
• International Climate Change Law and Policy
• Global Administrative Law
• International Private Law
• International Air and Space Law
• Crime and Society
• Sentencing: Global Theory, Law and Practice
• International Child and Family Law
• Advanced Legal Research Project
For further information please visit http://gradschool.edu.au/programs/overview/master-laws