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Macquarie Law School’s New Michael Kirby Building to Provide Students with Unparalleled Facilities

At 50, despite its relatively young age Macquarie University has quickly become an influential and progressive institution known both domestically and globally. It was founded in 1964 and was named after the 1800s New South Wales governor Lachlan Macquarie. It was initially established as Australia's most radical and unconventional university and now has one of the highest ratios of international students in any university worldwide.

The Macquarie Law School, which was established in 1972, has made its mark in legal education. Just last week, the University announced its plans to redevelop the Law School with a new purpose-designed building with unparalleled facilities for contemporary modes of teaching and learning. The new building to be launched will be named after Michael Kirby, Macquarie's past Chancellor and Justice of the High Court of Australia.

Among the courses offered by the Law School are various LLM programs including the following:

  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • LLM in International Trade and Commerce Law

The two programs may be completed in one year if taken full time. However, students may also opt to take them part-time for up to two years. Both may be acquired internally (in residence) or externally (online), allowing LLM students will great flexibility. The LLM degrees have two intakes yearly, February and July.

Students of the Master of Laws may choose to pursue a specialization. The following areas of study are available:

  • Social Justice
  • International Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Law

The admissions period for the LLM programs has started and applications will be considered prior to the start of classes on a space-availability basis. Offers to accepted students will be released throughout the admissions period from September 2017 to August 2018.

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