chinese australia
CRICOS 089886K
Program Overview

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. 

The 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. 

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Delivery Site On campus (Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh NSW 2015)
Application date Refer to key dates
Entry Requirements
  • a Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree (AQF Level 8), or
  • a Bachelor of Laws degree (AQF Level 7) with at least two years full time equivalent documented relevant professional experience in the same discipline*.
  • a Juris Doctor (AQF Level 9)
  • a Bachelor of Laws degree (AQF Level 7) and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Law (AQF Level 8) or
  • other Australian or foreign equivalent qualifications of any of the above
  • In addition, where considered necessary, an interview conducted by the Dean of the Law School or his/her nominee will be held with the candidate to ensure that they have sufficient requisite knowledge to complete the program.

* 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 Please refer to English Language Requirements
Credit arrangement 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.
Course Structure
Core Units
 TL40001 International Legal Principles
 TL40002 Principles of Common Law

Electives (choose 6 units)
TL40003 International Environmental Law
TL40004 International Trade Law
TL40005 Intellectual Property Law
TL40006 World Trade Organisation (WTO) Law
TL40007 International Commercial Arbitration
TL40008 Comparative Corporate Law
TL40009 European Union Law
TL40010 Cyber Law And E-Commerce
TL40011 Advanced Chinese Commercial Law
TL40012 Asean Economic Community (AEC) Law

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).