Studying law is more challenging and intellectually adventurous than ever before. In an expanding and evolving legal landscape, extended development is a strategic door opener. Our Master of Laws is suited to students proceeding directly from undergraduate study, as well as experienced legal practitioners looking to specialise. Completing it you will: focus your program through a range of elective options-including international and comparative commercial law develop advanced legal writing, reasoning and analysis skills study with legal professionals, former judges and international academics broaden your networks through the University's Lex Salus, Next Steps and Law Students' Society events undertake a substantial research project.

Course Fee:

Australian: $29,500
International: $40,500

Entry Requirements:

Honours degree of Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent) OR b) have a completed Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent) plus a completed Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice OR c) have a completed Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent), plus substantial professional experience within the profession OR d) have a completed Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent), plus substantial research experience within the profession.


The degree is designed to offer flexibility to suit particular interests. It consists of 24 units chosen from the list of law courses. It is also possible to include courses from other disciplines within the University, subject to approval by the Program Coordinator. Seminar-style teaching is employed, with one course usually involving 24 hours of classes. Some courses are taught during the evening or on weekends, while other courses may be taught intensively over two or more weeks. A candidate shall satisfactorily complete a substantial research piece of scholarship. To satisfy this requirement, candidates must complete one of two options. 1. A candidate must satisfactorily complete two, 7,000-8,000 word research essays, chosen from any Adelaide Law master's 3 unit courses - please note undertaking this option does not increase the unit value of the postgraduate course from 3 units. These research essays are in addition to any other course assessment requirements. Where a research essay is part of the course assessment, the word limit can be extended to 7,000-8,000 words to satisfy this requirement. 2. A candidate must satisfactorily complete the 6 unit Dissertation course (12,000-15,000 words). Either of these two options can be undertaken once a minimum of 12 units towards the degree has been successfully completed by the candidate.

Subjects you can Study:

Law; Arbitration

Who for:

Law graduates

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Related Careers:

Court Officer, Judge, Law Clerk, Lawyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info Yes Full time 1 year

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