In today's society, the law reaches into almost every aspect of our lives. Thus, the study of law today is more challenging and intellectually adventurous than it has ever been. Roles for law graduates are expanding significantly and rapidly. To legal professionals, this program will provide a competitive, high-quality and flexible coursework master's for their extended development. In addition, the degree will appeal to those wishing to further develop their scholarly skills in legal research and writing. The Master of Laws provides access to a range of areas to suit both domestic and international students proceeding directly from undergraduate study, as well as experienced legal practitioners wishing to specialise. This program includes a range of elective courses suited to those with a particular interest in international and comparative commercial law.

Course Fee:

Australian: $29,500
International: $40,500

Entry Requirements:

Domestic students - (or equivalent) OR b) have a completed Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent) plus a completed Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice OR c) have a completed Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent), plus substantial professional experience within the profession OR d) have a completed Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent), plus substantial research experience within the profession. Substantial professional experience is considered to be at least two years of practice as either a barrister or a solicitor. Relevant research experience is the ability to demonstrate knowledge of the underlying principles in law at an advanced level and would include the demonstration of cognitive technical and communication skills and method associated with the discipline.


The degree is designed to offer flexibility to suit particular interests. It consists of 24 units chosen from the list of law courses. It is also possible to include courses from other disciplines within the University, subject to approval by the Program Coordinator. Seminar-style teaching is employed, with one course usually involving 24 hours of classes. Some courses are taught during the evening or on weekends, while other courses may be taught intensively over two or more weeks. A candidate shall satisfactorily complete a substantial research piece of scholarship. To satisfy this requirement, candidates must complete one of two options. 1. A candidate must satisfactorily complete two, 7,000-8,000 word research essays, chosen from any Adelaide Law master's 3 unit courses - please note undertaking this option does not increase the unit value of the postgraduate course from 3 units. These research essays are in addition to any other course assessment requirements. Where a research essay is part of the course assessment, the word limit can be extended to 7,000-8,000 words to satisfy this requirement. 2. A candidate must satisfactorily complete the 6 unit Dissertation course (12,000-15,000 words). Either of these two options can be undertaken once a minimum of 12 units towards the degree has been successfully completed by the candidate.

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Who for:

Law graduates

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Provider CRICOS: 00123M

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