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Faculty of Law Monash University, Australia

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Monash Law School is one of the largest and most prestigious law schools in Australia. It is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight universities, recognised for excellence in research, teaching and scholarship, and prides itself on offering real legal experience, international study, a positive student experience and equipping the students with practical, transferable skills.


Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is recognised by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB) as satisfying the academic requirements for admission to practice in Victoria as an Australian lawyer. No law degree will enable you to practise law immediately. To do so, you must complete additional practical training such as Supervised Workplace Training (SWT), usually a traineeship of one year with a law firm; or a Practical Legal Training (PLT) with a recognised PLT provider.

For further information refer to the Faculty of Law’s [http://www. monash. edu]

Master of Laws

In this expert graduate course, law graduates develop advanced professional skills and knowledge of developments in the law, practice and scholarship of one or more areas of law. Students can focus on a specialised area or select from a broad range of electives for professional practice. The course enhances the capacity to undertake independent research, and provides options for a pathway to doctoral studies.

You investigate contemporary issues in law, practice and scholarship, and evaluate complex legal issues from theoretical, international and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Juris Doctor (JD)

This is a professional entry master’s degree which satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practice as an Australian lawyer. It is also a preparation for diverse careers in and beyond the law, and offers a pathway to doctoral studies. The course provides advanced and integrated knowledge of the principal areas of legal practice, legal concepts and broader perspectives about the law. It develops advanced professional skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, research, communication, collaboration, self-management, ethical awareness and professional judgment. The skills and knowledge learned in the course are applied in a later year professional project. The elective component gives flexibility to choose from a wide range of specialist units, to study overseas, and to undertake clinical learning.

Law Library

The Law Library provides scholarly resources, study facilities, and research skills development programs to strengthen the learning, teaching and research activities of staff and students of the university’s Law faculty. Located at the Clayton campus, the library collects in all areas of law, including human rights.

The Law Library’s comprehensive online Law Resources Library guide assists students and staff to locate and use key law resources and develop their legal research and academic skills.

In addition, all Monash students and staff have access to extensive electronic resources via Search and and physical items.


Faculty of Law
Monash University, Australia
Wellington Road, Clayton
Victoria 3800
Tel: + 61 3 9905 4000
Fax: + 61 3 9905 4007

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