Master of Law and Development

The University of Melbourne

Effective legal frameworks and institutions are pivotal in tackling inequality, alleviating poverty and creating a sustainable environment. Melbourne Law School's specialisation in law and development offers a choice of subjects examining the legalisation of development and the role of international and regional actors in law reform projects. Also offered is an investigation and analysis of both international law and the 'rule of law' in a developmental context. Subjects take a range of practical, historical, critical, applied and theoretical perspectives. This program is ideal for those working in international development from a government, non-government or not-for-profit background.

Course Fee:

Australian: $42,688
International: $42,688

Entry Requirements:

A degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) leading to admission to practice, at honours standard, or equivalent; or a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) leading to admission to practice, or equivalent and two years of documented relevant professional experience; or an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and two years of documented relevant professional experience; or an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline; and successful completion of four subjects in a cognate graduate diploma and one year of documented relevant professional experience. All applicants must also meet the English language requirements of the University of Melbourne.

Structure:

Students must complete eight subjects in total. Students who do not have a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must complete Fundamentals of the Common Law, as well as at least six subjects from the prescribed list (including the compulsory subject International Law and Development). Students may choose an eighth subject from those available in the Melbourne Law Masters. Students with a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must complete at least six subjects from the prescribed list (including the compulsory subject International Law and Development). Students may choose their final two subjects from those available in the Melbourne Law Masters (excluding Fundamentals of the Common Law).

Subjects you can Study:

Law and development

Who for:

Legal professionals and others working in the development field

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00116K

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Judge, Lawyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Part time 3.5 years
Parkville No info Yes Full time 1 year
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