Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Face to Face
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.
1 year full-time.
Face to Face
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 8 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 4 courses (40 units) from one of the specialist areas and an additional 4 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. By completing 40 units in the Law in Practice specialisation, practitioners may then have the opportunity to practice Law in Australia. New in 2018, this is a unique addition to the University of Newcastle postgraduate Law offering.
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.
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
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.