The future of the legal job market
Professor Tania Sourdin addresses misconceptions about job outcomes for students and the impact the changing nature of technology has on the legal industry.
The Master of Laws program (LLM) is designed to expand your knowledge and deepen your understanding of a specialist area of law. All courses offered within the LLM program are developed for advanced study, contain a significant research component and focus on critical thinking and critical analysis of complex legal issues.
Students are required to complete eight courses (80 units) which they can choose from our list of cutting-edge courses, including:
You can choose to specialise in any one of the following five specialist areas:
To obtain a specialisation, students must complete four courses (40 units) from one of the specialist areas and an additional four courses (40 units) either from their specialisation stream or other directed courses.
Students who have obtained their undergraduate law degree outside Australia must complete LAWS6047 Legal System of Australia as a core course. Students who have completed their overseas degree in a sufficiently comparable common law system or have completed a substantial number of common law courses as part of their overseas degree may apply for a waiver of this requirement, which will be decided on a case-by-case basis by the Program Convenor.
Various forms of dispute resolution are used to assist people to resolve differences, make decisions and settle disputes. The directed courses in the Dispute Resolution stream offer students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills which can be used in a range of conflict settings.
Study with the most distinguished and experienced Dispute Resolution academics in Australia.
Law in Practice is tailored to practitioners who have completed their law degree in a common law country other than Australia. Once they have had their qualifications assessed by the New South Wales’ Legal Profession Admission Board (LBAP) or equivalent body in another Australian state, students will be able to complete many of the courses required by the LBAP while also obtaining their LLM.
Practitioners who undertake a course in the LLM program that is relevant to their professional development and practice may be eligible to earn Continuing Professional Development Points (CPD) through their study.
Undertaking your CPD through the LLM program gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills as a legal practitioner and improve the level of legal counsel you provide to your clients. It can also help you maintain a competitive edge in your area of practice and may assist those looking to move to a different area of practice.
Practitioners are advised to check with the CPD governing body in their jurisdiction for the most accurate and up-to-date information.
Upon completion of the LLM you will be able to use your specialised knowledge to advance your career and work in various areas including;
Eligible students will have the opportunity to broaden their cross-cultural legal knowledge through participation in organised out-of-country activity, including international study experiences and international legal externships.
For further information regarding the Newcastle International Study Experience and the Newcastle International Clinical Legal Externship please contact the Program Convenor.
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Our campuses are a rich, bustling hive of activity where there is always something going on. Find out what activities you can take part in at UON.
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We provide a range of support and services to help you get into uni, successfully complete your studies and get a job when you finish.
To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:
You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.
Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:
Entry into the Master of Law Program will be available to applications who have completed one of the following qualifications:
You can look at Uni prep for options to brush up on knowledge before you start.
Applications to study are now open. Submit your application now.
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