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2014 Postgraduate Course Guide

Bridget Osho Current Master of Laws student

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Welcome
Welcome to an overview of the Monash Faculty of Law postgraduate coursework program. If you choose to study with us, you will be joining a world-class law school with a proud history and demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. At Monash Law, we educate lawyers for careers across the globe and undertake research that makes a difference to Victoria, Australia and the world at large.

As Dean of the Faculty of Law, I am confident a law degree from Monash University will provide you - from day one of your studies with a first class legal education. We offer our students opportunities to acquire the finest skills of legal literacy, including legal knowledge, analysis, research and advocacy. A Monash postgraduate law qualification will provide graduates with knowledge of the concepts and language of law and justice and their institutional and social dimensions. Along the way, you will have tremendous education and lifetime experiences with us and across the international network of Monash University campuses and partner universities. Our law students have the opportunity to study at Prato in Italy and Sunway in Malaysia. As a Monash postgraduate Law student, you will have extraordinary and unique opportunities. You will be taught by some of the experts who write the leading legal text books, advise or work for governments, contribute to public policy and advocacy, consult to the legal profession and business, train the next generation of lawyers, and make a difference to social justice globally, nationally and at home. We hope you will join the Monash Faculty of Law and in our exciting 50th year in 2014 - become part of a vibrant Law School whose alumni occupy some of the most prominent positions amongst the judiciary, bar, law firms and other occupations in Victoria and across the world. Best wishes in your studies!

Professor Bryan Horrigan, Dean, Monash Law School

Celebration

Celebrating
In 2014 the Monash Faculty of Law proudly celebrates its 50th year. From its earliest days as a new and dynamic law school in Melbourne to becoming an innovative and contemporary leading legal institution, Monash Law School has developed into one of the worlds finest. Approximately 3,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students and several hundred staff now occupy two sites at Clayton and at the city Chambers, in the heart of the legal precinct. Throughout 2014, a program of exciting events is planned both in Australia and overseas to recognise the rich history of the Faculty and the myriad of exceptional achievements and graduate outcomes over its first half century.

50 Years

In 1964 the first cohort of 149 students enrolled in the Monash Law School. It is remarkable that they were there at all, as the faculty did not formally exist; it had no building and only four staff. The law course had not been planned, let alone approved, by the Council of Legal Education! As the inaugural dean, Sir David Derham, told the first students, it was an act of faith for them to come to Monash. Their faith was fully justified. In little more than a decade Monash established a reputation for having the best teaching and the most exciting and innovative curriculum of any Australian law school. Among many other firsts Monash established Australias first clinical program and in 1970 Professor Enid Campbell became the first female dean of an Australian law school. By the late 1970s, Monash Law School had staked a legitimate claim to be the leading law school in Australia and it had become the model copied by new law schools around the country. Employers quickly recognised the exceptional education given by the Monash Law School, and alumni soon made their mark both in the legal profession and in many other areas of society. An extraordinary landmark was achieved in the early 2000s when Monash graduates held virtually every senior judicial position in Victoria, including the Chief Justice, the Chief Judge of the County Court, the Chief Magistrate, the President of VCAT, the Chief Magistrate of the Childrens Court, the Solicitor-General and the State Coroner.

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Visiting International Lecturers in 2014

Mark Drumbls research and teaching interests include public international law, global environmental governance, international criminal law, post-conflict justice, and transnational legal process. Mark was appointed co-counsel for the Royal Commission investigating the military in the UN Somalia Mission. Professor Mark Drumbl, Faculty of Law, Washington and Lee University

A Fulbright Scholar, Frank Garcia has lectured widely on globalisation and international economic law in Europe, South America and the Asia/Pacific region. He has served on the executive boards of the International Economic Law and International Legal Theory Interest Groups of the American Society of International Law and currently sits on the editorial board of the Journal of International Economic Law, where he serves as U.S. Book Review Editor. Professor Frank Garcia, Boston College of Law School

Ian Browns work focuses on information policy issues, particularly privacy, security and copyright. Since 1998 Ian has variously been a trustee of Privacy International, the Open Rights Group and the Foundation for Information Policy Research and an adviser to Greenpeace, the Refugee Childrens Consortium, Amnesty International and Creative Commons UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the International University of Japan and the British Computer Society and a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Dr Ian Brown, Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute

John Hull obtained his first law degree from the University of Warwick and his Masters degree from the London School of Economics. He is a qualified lawyer and is currently a technology and IP partner with London firm Memery Crystal LLP. He is Visiting Professorial Fellow in Intellectual Property at Queen Mary College, the University of London, Visiting Lecturer at the Institute of Brand and Innovation law, University College London where he teaches the IP Commercialisation course. He is also visiting lecturer at the IP Academy Singapore where he has taught courses on technology transfer and on Trade Secrets. Mr John Hull Visiting Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law

A Message from the Director of Graduate Studies


I am delighted to introduce you to our postgraduate coursework program for 2014. This extensive program is refreshed each year to maintain its contemporary relevance. We offer five badged Masters courses as well as generalist LLM and Graduate Diploma courses, enabling both law and non-law graduates to study areas of law that complement their existing employment or career plans. Our diverse curriculum and flexible course structures allow students to craft their own programs of study to reflect their individual interests. Students are also welcome to enrol on a single unit basis. Units are timetabled to accommodate the needs of working professionals, with many offered on an intensive or semi intensive basis. The Monash University Law Chambers offers a purpose-built environment in an unrivalled location in the heart of Melbournes legal district. There are opportunities for students to also complete selected units at our Monash Prato Centre, Italy and Monash University Malaysia. Our units are taught by local and international experts, including leading academics and legal practitioners, and have been tailored to provide students with a professional edge in todays fast evolving legal and regulatory environment. I welcome your enquiries and hope that you will consider joining us in 2014. Moira Paterson Associate Professor Director Graduate Studies

Location

Conveniently located

in the heart of Melbournes legal precinct, Monash Law Schools postgraduate courses are taught at the Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street

Full List Of Courses Offered


LAW GRADUATES Code Course
0068 3373 3392 3374 3393 3382 Master of Laws Master of Commercial Law Master of Human Rights Law Master of Intellectual Property Law Master of Regulatory Studies Master of Workplace and Employment Law

Graduate Diploma courses Code Course


2103 Graduate Diploma in Law

NON-LAW GRADUATES Code Course Master courses


3373 3392 3374 3393 3382 3387 Master of Commercial Law Master of Human Rights Law Master of Intellectual Property Law Master of Regulatory Studies Master of Workplace and Employment Law Master of Laws (Juris Doctor)

Graduate Diploma courses Code Course


2103 Graduate Diploma in Law

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Law and justice are at the foundation of every society and underpin all aspects of civilisation. The application of law is a fascinating and vital field of learning because of the central role it plays in the functioning of society and the diversity of areas it influences.

Courses Offered 0068 Master of Laws* 2103 Graduate Diploma in Law

Course Details:
Duration
Masters: 1 year full-time or 2-4 years part-time. Masters courses are comprised of eight 6-point coursework units or a combination of coursework units and a thesis. Graduate Diploma: Courses are comprised of eight 6 point coursework units but may be up to 50% shorter, depending on eligibility for credit. Their duration varies from 6 months to 1 year full-time (2-4 years part time) depending on eligibility for credit.
Workplace and Employment Law

Entry requirements
Master of Laws: A Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification with a minimum credit average; a Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification and at least two years relevant work experience. *The non-badged Master of Laws is only available to law graduates. Graduate Diploma: Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification with a minimum credit average; a Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification and at least one year of relevant work experience; or an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline with at least one year of relevant work experience.

Intellectual Property

Regulatory Studies

Human Rights Law

Commercial

Law Genric

The commercial law specialisation is linked with the faculty Commercial Law Group (CLG), whose members are acknowledged experts in a wide range of areas that are described broadly as commercial. The most recent acknowledgement of this expertise is the award of a prestigious three year ARC Discovery Grant for a project entitled Designing world class venture capital programs to support commercialisation of Australian research during and beyond an economic crisis. The selection of units in this specialisation is designed to match the pillars of expertise within the CLG, and within the commercial practice areas that operate in most legal firms. They are rigorous and are taught by legal academics, professional and international visitors who are experts in their field. Students can experience both theoretical and practical perspectives across their course of study.

Depth of study is available in specific areas of expertise such as litigation and dispute resolution, labour law and intellectual property law
The current emphasis is on breadth, but depth of study is available in specific areas of expertise such as litigation and dispute resolution, labour law and intellectual property law. The 2014 units range across the areas of banking, climate change, energy and resources, competition, corporate governance, capital markets, data protection and privacy, intellectual property, insolvency, labour law, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation and superannuation, telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology.

Commercial Law
Commercial law explores how the law intersects with property, trade and commerce. This broad area of law incorporates many sub-disciplines such as intellectual property, taxation, banking and finance, corporate law, competition law, dispute resolution and construction law, in both the domestic and international arenas. Studying commercial law provides a springboard from which you can launch or further your career in any of these specialist areas or deepen your knowledge across a selection of them.

Courses Offered 0068 Master of Laws* 3373 Master of Commercial Law 2103 Graduate Diploma in Law

Andrew Collett LLM (Commercial Law) I currently work as In-house Counsel for a large Australian owned company and hold directorships with a number of organisations. I chose Monash Law School for my postgraduate studies because it allowed me to tailor my study to compliment my professional focus and enhance my knowledge in areas of particular interest. Monash also appealed to me because of its prominent international reputation, the quality of the lecturers, the variety of subjects offered and the convenient location of Monash Law Chambers. I have found undertaking postgraduate studies at Monash challenging, rewarding and satisfying. I recommend that anyone considering postgraduate studies make Monash their number one preference.

I recommend that anyone considering postgraduate studies make Monash their number one preference

Course Details:
Duration
Masters: 1 year full-time or 2-4 years part time. Masters courses are comprised of eight 6 point coursework units or a combination of coursework units and a thesis. Graduate Diploma: Courses are comprised of eight 6 point coursework units but may be up to 50% shorter, depending on eligibility for credit. Their duration varies from 6 months to 1 year full-time (2-4 years part time) depending on eligibility for credit.

Entry requirements
Masters: A Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification with a minimum credit average; a Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification and at least two years relevant work experience; or an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline with at least two years relevant work experience. *The non-badged Master of Laws is only available to law graduates. Graduate Diploma: Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification with a minimum credit average; a Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification and at least one year of relevant work experience; or an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline with at least one year of relevant work experience.

As one of the recipients of the Australian Government Awards for Africa I had the choice of studying at any Australian University. I chose to study at Monash University because of its reputation as being ranked as one of the best in the country. It also offered the degree that is perfectly suited to my career goals with a learning flexibility to study subjects outside of my specialization course. This is my favourite part of studying at Monash University because I get to study other interesting areas of law which are not only related to my specialization course of Human rights law but are important as they are intrinsically linked. Classes at Monash University are very interactive and students ideas are taken very seriously. This has built up my public speaking confidence which will be an invaluable tool for my chosen career path as a human rights lawyer and advocate.

Bridget Osho Master of Laws (Human Rights) Current International Student, Sierra Leone

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Human Rights Law


The Master of Human Rights Law is for those who wish to develop their understanding of the impacts of human rights law upon their work, to seek employment in human rights organisations (eg international organisations, local and international NGOs), and to keep abreast of current developments in local and international human rights law.

Courses Offered 0068 Master of Laws* 3392 Master of Human Rights Law 2103 Graduate Diploma in Law

Course Details:
Duration
Masters: 1 year full-time or 2-4 years part-time. Masters courses are comprised of eight 6 point coursework units or a combination of coursework units and a thesis. Graduate Diploma: Courses are comprised of eight 6 point coursework units but may be up to 50% shorter, depending on eligibility for credit. Their duration varies from 6 months to 1 year full-time (2-4 years part time) depending on eligibility for credit.

Entry requirements
*Masters: A Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification with a minimum credit average; a Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification and at least two years relevant work experience; or an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline with at least two years relevant work experience. *The non-badged Master of Laws is only available to law graduates. Graduate Diploma: Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification with a minimum credit average; a Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification and at least one year of relevant work experience; or an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline with at least one year of relevant work experience.

Monash University Human Rights Masters students benefit from their close proximity to the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Australias leading academic human rights institution with excellent in-house expertise and global networks. Research expertise within the Centre includes Australian and international law, and ranges from childrens rights, trafficking, refugees and Indigenous rights to transitional justice, international criminal law, the law of armed conflict and the issues arising from economic globalisation and human rights. Its wide variety of programs includes the only annual human rights law conference in Australia, rich in-house internship opportunities, careers seminars, international internship programs with overseas NGOs and inter-governmental organisations and free seminars. Internationally and nationally renowned speakers have included the Dalai Lama, Julian Assange and UN Special Rapporteurs, as well as others from a range of fields including politics, the media and academia.

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A thorough knowledge of the operation of the various intellectual property law regimes is arguably essential for those working in commercial law practice, in corporate environments, including SMEs and startup companies, among researchers in universities and publicly funded research organisations and in entertainment and the arts. In addition, it enables students seeking accreditation as a patent or trade mark attorney to complete a number of specialist units. The units are rigorous and are taught by our internationally recognised academic staff, senior members of the profession and international experts. The constant reforms to intellectual property law make this a necessary, stimulating and challenging area of study for those who are seeking a new area of expertise or who have some existing level of expertise and who want to master the content and application of new laws.

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Intellectual Property
Intellectual property is a rapidly evolving area of law focused on protecting intangible, original, creative works that result from the ideas of authors, composers, designers, inventors and others like them. This area of study provides students with the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge in all of the key areas of intellectual property law, practice and policy and to explore both local and international developments in areas of their special interest.

Courses Offered 0068 Master of Laws* 3374 Master of Intellectual Property Law 2103 Graduate Diploma in Law

Cheng Vuong Graduate Diploma in Law. Current Student In completing my Bachelor of Laws at Monash University, I came to develop a strong interest in Intellectual Property (IP) law. This led me to pursue further study in a postgraduate law course with an IP law focus. I chose to continue studying at Monash Law School because of its growing reputation for excellence in legal education, the diverse range of units offered, and the fact that many of the units are taught by academics that are considered experts in their chosen field. My time so far studying postgraduate law at Monash Law School has been challenging but rewarding at the same time. I look forward to using the enhanced knowledge I will gain from studying postgraduate law to pursue a career in IP or commercial law.

Course Details:
Duration
Masters: 1 year full-time or 2-4 years part-time. Masters courses are comprised of eight 6-point coursework units or a combination of coursework units and a thesis. Graduate Diploma: Courses are comprised of eight 6 point coursework units but may be up to 50% shorter, depending on eligibility for credit. Their duration varies from 6 months to 1 year full-time (2-4 years part time) depending on eligibility for credit.

Entry requirements
Masters: A Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification with a minimum credit average; a Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification and at least two years relevant work experience; or an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline with at least two years relevant work experience. *The non-badged Master of Laws is only available to law graduates. Graduate Diploma: Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification with a minimum credit average; a Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification and at least one year of relevant work experience; or an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline with at least one year of relevant work experience.

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As over a third of peoples lives are spent at work, the law relating to the contract of employment is of vital importance to employees and employers alike, especially with changes in technology and ways of doing work which affect legal rights and obligations and status of workers. The Fair Work Act has secured basic labour standards which cannot be eroded and employers must observe rights to request flexible work arrangements with employees. New workplace bullying laws also create obligations and processes for resolving complaints. The law relating to enterprise agreements has burgeoned in the last few years and is moving apace. Laws about good faith bargaining, how bargaining can be initiated and compelled, when employers can legitimately lock out the workforce, or when employees can legally strike, continue to develop and be refined by industrial tribunals and the courts.

New bullying laws to be analysed in Law of Workforce Management


These laws are studied in the units offered in our workplace and employment specialisation. Current issues such as employers trade secrets, bullying and coercive action at work, redundancy and dismissals, discrimination at the workplace, new health and safety laws at work and investigations into misconduct are also explored. Our experienced lecturers bring to the units the latest developments and thinking in the field and utilise guest lecturers with special expertise from industry, the profession and tribunals.

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Workplace and Employment Law


Effective, equitable and safe workplace practices are a growing concern in the global workforce. This area of study will appeal to lawyers specialising in employment and labour relations and non-lawyers working in human resources, trade unions and employer organisations. It has been designed to provide advanced legal knowledge of the multiple legal frameworks that affect employment relationships and practices. Courses Offered 0068 Master of Laws* 3382 Master of Workplace and Employment Law 2103 Graduate Diploma in Law

Trent John OHara Master of Workplace and Employment Law. Current Student The timetable and study options at Monash are very flexible. Monash allows me to study while still working full-time and managing family life with two small children. Monash University makes it very easy to blend study with everyday life. I took on the challenge of a Masters to improve my understanding of the Law principles that I deal with in my current role in the Health & Safety field. In becoming a Monash Post-Grad Rep with the Monash Post-Grad Association (MPA) I have also been able to contribute to meetings and share my experiences and knowledge with the wider University departments which has been great.

Course Details:
Duration
Masters: 1 year full-time or 2-4 years part-time. Masters courses are comprised of eight 6 point coursework units or a combination of coursework units and a thesis. Graduate Diploma: Courses are comprised of eight 6 point coursework units but may be up to 50% shorter, depending on eligibility for credit. Their duration varies from 6 months to 1 year full-time (2-4 years part time) depending on eligibility for credit.

New unit in 2014


A unit, Workplace investigations and misconduct will be offered by Senior Fellow, Joanna Betteridge

Entry requirements
*Masters: A Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification with a minimum credit average; a Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification and at least two years relevant work experience; or an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline with at least two years relevant work experience. *The non-badged Master of Laws is only available to law graduates. Graduate Diploma: Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification with a minimum credit average; a Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification and at least one year of relevant work experience; or an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline with at least one year of relevant work experience.

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Regulatory Studies
Regulation transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and requires understanding not just of law but, politics, criminology, sociology, psychology, organisational theory and public administration. This study area has been designed to address the nature, extent and implications of the regulatory environment via a broad, cross-disciplinary approach. It provides a core set of ideas, theories and skills relevant to the conduct of regulatory activities and the management of regulatory challenges.

Courses Offered 0068 Master of Laws* 3393 Master of Regulatory Studies 2103 Graduate Diploma in Law

Course Details:
We live today in an era of regulatory capitalism. Regulation has become a policy preference for modern governments, as well as an increased part of the role of government. This makes it important both for regulators and professionals whose activities involve close interaction with regulators to understand regulatory concepts and how regulation operates in practice. Our 2014 program includes a core set of units and a diverse range of electives spanning the fields of competition and consumer protection, environmental protection, privacy and workplace activities. Duration
Masters: 1 year full-time or 2-4 years part-time. Masters courses are comprised of eight 6 point coursework units or a combination of coursework units and a thesis. Graduate Diploma courses are comprised of eight 6 point coursework units but may be up to 50% shorter, depending on eligibility for credit. Their duration varies from 6 months to 1 year full-time (2-4 years part time) depending on eligibility for credit.

Entry requirements
*Masters: A Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification with a minimum credit average; a Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification and at least two years relevant work experience; or an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline with at least two years relevant work experience. *The non-badged Master of Laws is only available to law graduates. Graduate Diploma: Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification with a minimum credit average; a Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification and at least one year of relevant work experience; or an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline with at least one year of relevant work experience.

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Other Specialised Fields of Study


Law covers a diverse range of fields and students taking Master of Laws and Graduate Diploma in Law have the opportunity to tailor their courses to reflect their own individual areas of interest, including law and government, dispute resolution, international and comparative law and media and communications laws.
Courses Offered 0068 Master of Laws 2103 Graduate Diploma in Law

Law and Government embraces a suite of units relevant to middle and senior management in local government and the public sector more generally. These include units relating to government and administration, local government law, regulation and compliance, privacy and FOI, planning and environmental law, and domestic human rights obligations.

Dispute resolution is integral to the work of practising lawyers and non-lawyers working in the growing field of alternative dispute resolution. Our program includes units on negotiation, mediation, arbitration, collaborative practice and advocacy.

The field of International and comparative law provides what lawyers increasingly need advanced knowledge across a broad spectrum of global issues, from human rights law, criminal law and commercial law to EU and Chinese law.

Media and communications laws are subject to constant change due to the impact of technological developments. We provide a diverse range of units covering the fields of intellectual property, defamation, privacy and FOI, freedom of expression, law of the Internet and entertainment law.

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Law

Single Units

Single units enrolment


Monash Law offers law graduates and non-law graduates the opportunity to advance their professional knowledge in the legal field without enrolling in a full degree course. All single units offered form part of the Monash Law Masters program and students have the option of completing these units with or without assessment. Students who complete the unit with assessment may seek credit for that unit towards a graduate diploma or masters degree. All units offered can be undertaken as a cross-institutional enrolment. This allows students enrolled in a course at another university to complete a Monash Law unit and have it credited towards their course. Enrolment is subject to approval of both the home institution and Monash Law School. Prospective students are encouraged to enrol as early as possible, to ensure a place in the chosen unit. For the most current unit information, please visit: www.monash.edu/law/future-students/postgraduate/singleunits.html It is recommended that non-law students who have not previously completed the Australian legal system or an equivalent introductory law unit seek advice before enrolling in individual units, especially those on Australian law content. Students enrolling in international human rights units should also seek advice if they have not previously completed Overview of International Human Rights Law or an equivalent introductory human rights unit. For a full range of units on offer go to www.monash.edu.au/law/ future-students/postgraduate/

Applications
Applications must be submitted approximately one month prior to the commencement of the relevant unit to ensure a place. International students are not eligible to undertake single unit enrolments due to visa restrictions. Applications are submitted online at the following link: www.law.monash.edu/future-students/postgraduate/sse-cicgradcert-application-form.html

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Schemes, established by the Law Institute of Victoria and the Victorian Bar Inc, requires all Victorian legal practitioners to complete ten hours of CPD activities every CPD year which runs from 1 April to 31 March. Units of postgraduate study may count towards this requirement. For more information on rules and requirements see: www.liv.asn.au/Professional-Development/CPD/CPD-Rulesand-Requirements www.vicbar.com.au/GetFile.ashx?file=pdf/VicBarCPDRules2008with18Feb08editsandnewattendanceform_000.pdf Legal practitioners can earn CPD points via:

Enrolment in single units (as above) Attendance at Faculty of Law seminars, conferences and other educational events, many of which take place at 555 Lonsdale Street, in the heart of the legal precinct. More information about our events can be found at: www.law.monash.edu/about-us/ events/index.html

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Law

Extensive Choices
The units offered by Monash Law School for 2014 may include:
Advanced evidence and proof in litigation Advanced Mediation: Skills and theory A Advanced Mediation: Skills and theory B Advanced torts Advocacy: Theory and practice Arbitration of international commercial disputes Australian legal system Childrens rights in international law (The) Chinese legal system: A comparative analysis Collaborative practice Commercial alternative dispute resolution Comparative bills of rights Comparative competition law Consumer protection: regulation and compliance Copyright Corporate and white collar crime Corporate finance law Corporate governance and directors duties Corporate insolvency Discrimination law and human rights at work Economics of regulation Electronic workplace law Equity capital markets law in Australia European Union law and policy Evaluating what works in regulation Globalization and international economic law Graduate research paper Health law Human rights advocacy: Australian law and practice Human rights in the global economy Indigenous rights and international law International banking and finance: Law and practice International covenant on civil and political rights International criminal justice International entertainment law International environmental law International humanitarian law International investment law International refugee law and human rights International trade law International trade mark law Interpretation and validity of patent specifications Introduction to Australian legal process (The) law of climate change Law of employee relations Law of the internet Law of workforce management Legal process and professional misconduct Managing high conflict dispute resolution Minor thesis Negotiation: Essential skills for dispute resolution Occupational health and safety Banking law Competition law Corporate law Intellectual property Overview of international human rights law Patenting for commercialisation Personal property securities Planning law Principles of construction law Principles of environmental law Principles of family law Principles of government law and administration Principles of privacy and FOI Principles of taxation Private international law in commercial disputes Protecting the rights of minorities, marginalised and vulnerable people Protecting commercial innovation: patents and trade secrets Psychiatry, psychology and law Public international law Regulating business: enforcement and compliance Regulation of Australian water resources Regulatory fundamentals: Concepts, constructs and context Regulatory methods Technology contracts and licensing law Trade mark practice Trade marks and commercial designations Use of force in international law Workplace bargaining and agreements law Workplace investigations and misconduct

Note: many electives are offered on a rotational basis. They may not be offered every year, but are usually offered every second year.

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Research Degrees

1651 Master of Laws (LLM Research)

The Master of Laws (Research) requires the completion of a major thesis of around 50,000 words, which may be undertaken in any area of research offered by the Faculty of Law. The thesis must embody the results of research in a field of study approved by the faculty and be carried out by the candidate under supervision of nominated supervisors appointed by the faculty. It must be the original work of the candidate and display a thorough understanding of subject matter and contribute to knowledge and understanding within the field of study concerned.

3379 Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The Master of Philosophy in the Faculty of Law requires the completion of a major thesis of about 50,000 words in length, which may be undertaken in any area of research offered by the faculty. It is particularly suited to students seeking to undertake an inter-disciplinary research project. It is expected that the thesis will meet a standard comparable to legal writings found in learned journals, and demonstrate the students ability to carry out independent research and to analyse and synthesise legal concepts.

0069 Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in the Faculty of Law may be undertaken in the principal areas of research offered by the faculty. It is particularly relevant to those contemplating an academic career in law. Candidates for the PhD are required to complete a thesis of up to 100,000 words which must be of a standard comparable to legal writings found in scholarly law journals. The thesis must demonstrate an ability to carry out independent research and to analyse and synthesise legal concepts.

3380 Doctor of Juridical Science

The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) is a professional doctorate program offered by the Faculty of Law that enables students to complete a significant research thesis together with a selection of coursework units in a specific area of interest. The program is suited to those who wish to pursue an academic career or a major academic study project such as an area of law reform, or to develop policy or theoretical perspectives in an area where they have recognised expertise. The coursework units allow students to develop some expertise in the area in which they intend to pursue their research before commencing work on their thesis of 50,000 words.

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Faculty of Law

Centres & Groups


Monash Law School has earned an international reputation for the work of its dedicated research centres.

Australian Centre for Justice Innovation (ACJI)


ACJI supports an overarching Australian approach in respect to research and evaluation into the important fields of court administration, operation, innovation and non-adversarial justice. http://www.law.monash.edu.au/centres/acji/

Notable Alumni
The Hon. Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC, QC, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria Chief Judge Michael Rozenes AO, QC, Chief Judge of the County Court of Victoria Judge Ian Gray State Coroner of Victoria Judge Paul Grant President Childrens Court of Victoria The Hon. Chief Justice Diana Bryant AO, QC, Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia The Hon. Justice Pamela Tate SC Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria The Hon. Justice Jennifer Coate Family Court of Australia Mr Michael Brett Young CEO Law Institute of Victoria Rev. Tim Costello AO CEO World Vision Australia The Hon. Peter Costello AC Former Federal Treasurer The Hon. Bill Shorten MP Former Minister for Education and Workplace Relations Mr Jon Faine ABC Radio broadcaster The Hon. Professor John Thwaites Former Deputy Premier of Victoria; and the Chairman of the Monash Sustainability Institute

Castan Centre for Human Rights Law


The Castan Centre is a non-profit, non-partisan centre focusing on the study of human rights law globally, regionally and in Australia. http://www.law.monash.edu.au/castancentre/

Monash Centre for Regulatory Studies


The regulatory sector at a national and international level is extensive and complex, but the study of regulation is a relatively new discipline. The Centre brings together the wide range of knowledge and expertise within Monash University to provide a focus for teaching and research in regulation. http://www.law.monash.edu.au/centres/regstudies/

Commercial Law Group


The Commercial Law Group concentrates upon a broad range of commercial research and teaching areas of relevance to state, national, and international audiences. http://www.law.monash.edu.au/centres/commercial-law-group/

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Master of Laws (Juris Doctor)


The Monash JD is specifically designed for graduates from non-law backgrounds and provides an opportunity to pursue a career change or follow an ambition to practise law, enabling graduates to meet the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner. Taught by leading academics who are experts in the teaching and practice of law, Monash graduates are held in high regard within the legal community. Experienced local practitioners and internationally recognised academic visitors also teach in this program to enrich the educational experience. Courses Offered 3387 Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) See the specific JD brochure

I have had many rewarding experiences studying the JD at Monash, including undertaking a variety of interesting electives and participating in extra-curricular activities. My most rewarding experience was partaking in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition. There are two different competitions as part of the Vis program, one in Hong Kong and one in Vienna. Our team from Monash participated in both. Under the dedication and expertise of our coach, Prof Waincymer, we were successful in reaching the grand final in Vienna and the quarter finals in Hong Kong. Due to the intensity of the program, we developed key advocacy, legal analysis and reasoning skills. These practical skills are beneficial for developing a firm foundation for a career in law, and I am grateful to have had these experiences during my time at university. Lauren Peacock LLM (Juris Doctor) Current Student

Masters Duration:
3 years full-time, 4 to 6 years part-time
The Monash JD comprises 24 units (15 compulsory and nine elective units), taught in a small, seminar-style format that facilitates interactive learning and lively class debate. After completing compulsory units, students undertake elective units from Monash Law master program.

Entry requirements
For a Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) entry requirements, please visit www.monash.edu/law/jd

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Intakes
Masters Programs/Graduate Diplomas
Applications are accepted throughout the year for law graduates. For domestic graduates from disciplines other than law the following applies:

Master of Laws (Juris Doctor)


The Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) program offers three intakes throughout the year:

Semester one intake: 20 January 2014 (international students) 3 February 2014 (domestic students) Semester two intake: 9 June 2014 (international students) 27 June 2014 (domestic students)
Course Fees Domestic unit fees (AUD)

January: Applications close 15 November 2013 May: Applications close 7 March 2014 August: Applications Close 4 July 2014

Domestic course per 48 credit points (AUD) $27,600 $33,900* $27,600

International unit fees (AUD)

International course per 48 credit points (AUD) $36,000 $37,900 $36,000

Masters Programs Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) Graduate Diploma Single unit (assessed) Single unit (non-assessed) Single cross institutional unit

$3,450 $4,238 $3,450 $3,450 $2,588 $3,450

$4,500 $4,738 $4,500

Single unit enrolments


Applications are accepted throughout the year

**International students are not eligible to enrol in single unit enrolments. The course fees reflect a standard full-time year of study, which is equivalent to 48 credit points. If you enrol in less than 48 credit points your fees will reflect the reduction in your enrolment and an increase in your enrolled credit points will reflect an increase in your overall fees. *For future years of your course, Monash University reserves the right to adjust annual tuition fees, however the university undertakes that any adjustment factor will not exceed 6% per annum and will be applied on 1 January each year for that calendar year. Note: International students must maintain a full-time study load at all times to meet visa requirements. For up-to-date information on postgraduate fees please visit www. monash.edu/law

How to apply
Domestic
3. Applicants must also supply a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV). To adequately demonstrate your experience, please ensure that you have 1. Apply online at: http://www.monash outlined your job title, the organisation edu/law/future-students/postgraduate/ name and department and the type, the domestic-apply-now.html number of employees, the duration of your tenure and the type (e.g. full-time, 2. Provide original copies OR certified part-time, casual), a description of the copies of your academic tasks for which you were responsible, transcripts for any current or and how they relate to the units you may successfully completed tertiary be interested in studying or, how it relates studies. Any hard copy applications to analysis, problem solving and the logical and supporting documentation development of arguments in writing. require a cover page, which can You are required to submit one original be downloaded from http://adm. employment reference which supports monash.edu/admissions/assets/ your CV (if you were self-employed, docs/eadmissions/domestic- hard-copy-coversheet.pdf and should you should submit original references from two clients).You should also be sent to: Monash University, Monash Connect, provide a URL of your organisation. Campus Centre, Building 10, Wellington Road, Clayton VIC 3800 Australia Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents (subject to providing evidence of your visa) must:

International
International students should apply directly through International Recruitment Services (IRS). Single unit enrolments are not available to international students. To apply online, please go to: www.monash.edu/study/international/apply

English Language Requirements:


Overall IELTS of 7.0 with no individual band score under 6.5. Listening 6.5, Writing 6.5 and Speaking 6.5 Paper-based TOEFL 587 (TWE of 4.5); or Internet-based TOEFL 94 Overall (with Writing 24, Listening and Speaking 20 and Reading 19) Juris Doctor requirement: Overall IELTS of 7.0 with no individual band score under 7. Refer to the JD brochure for further information.

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Further information For further information, please visit the Monash postgraduate web site at: www.law.monash.edu/postgraduate Postgraduate Coursework Degrees Monash University Law Chambers 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000 Victoria, Australia Phone: + 61 3 9903 8035 Fax: + 61 3 9903 8503 Email: law-postgraduate@monash.edu International Students Monash University International Recruitment Services Monash University 871 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, Victoria 3145 Australia Australia Freecall number: 1800 181 838 Phone: +61 3 9627 4852 (outside Australia) Fax: +61 3 9903 4778 Email: study@monash.edu Web: www.monash.edu/study/international

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Disclaimer: The information in this brochure was correct at the time of publication. Prospective students should carefully read all official correspondence, and other sources of information (such as websites) to be aware of changes to the information contained in this document. This information was published correct as at October 2013.

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