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Flexible postgraduate study Master of Laws


The University of Newcastle is a research-intensive university, contributing leading research in Australia and globally. Across many discipline areas, our researchers are making discoveries and solving some of the world's greatest challenges. We are ranked in the top 10 Australian universities based on research excellence, and top 3% in the world. Newcastle Law School is a research-focused school, deeply committed to teaching. This intellectual community is devoted to developing the next generation of lawyers. Taking an innovative approach to legal education ensures Newcastle Law School graduates gain the necessary theory, skills and experience for a variety of high profile legal careers in Australia and globally.

Professor Sandeep Gopalan Dean of Law Prior to his academic career, Professor Gopalan worked as an investment banker on Wall Street and as a lawyer in California. Professor Gopalan graduated with a Gold Medal from the National Law School of India and went to Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Appointed to the Arizona Aerospace and Defense Commission by the Governor of Arizona, he served as Chairman during 2006-07. His research is focused on transnational commercial law, commercial law, corporate governance and international law theory.

Newcastle Law School has established a reputation for innovative legal education; it is Australia’s top clinical law school. Dr Jeffrey McGee LLM Program Director Dr McGee is a Senior Lecturer at the Newcastle Law School and a Research Fellow of the Earth System Governance Project. Prior to his academic career, he was a Partner in a leading insurance litigation law firm and Senior Lawyer with the Commonwealth Government. His main research area is international environmental governance with particular focus on interaction between the UN climate regime and regional climate change institutions. He has published in leading international academic journals on international environmental law and environmental politics.


Master of Laws Commencement: Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (July) Number of Courses: 8 (80 Units) Average Program Cost: Domestic $2,215 per unit, program total $17,720 International $2,795 per unit, program total $22,360 (The FEE-HELP loan scheme is available for eligible students)

Key Features of the Program — Provides the opportunity to gain mastery of advanced areas of law in demand globally and pursue

The Master of Laws program is designed for law graduates and legal practitioners looking to

specific career and/or

fast track their career. The program builds upon students’ existing legal experience through a

personal interests

rigorous exploration of advanced legal knowledge, concepts, skills and research techniques. Legal practitioners can also develop interest in more focused areas of law including international, transnational and/or commercial law.

— Assists in opening global opportunities in the practice and application of the law

Entry Criteria Entry to the program requires a completed Bachelor of Laws with Honours or a completed

— Offers opportunities to study

Law degree where the duration of study is at least four years. Graduates with a Law degree

international climate change

of three years duration of study will be considered with two years’ work experience in a legal

and environmental law in

environment. Applicants must also meet the English language requirements of the University

a major centre of energy

of Newcastle.

industry activity and research

Program Structure The program consists of two core courses in Advanced Legal Research and six directed courses selected from the following: — Corporations, Globalisation and Human Rights

used to maximise accessibility of courses

— International Private Law

and flexibility of study

— International Air and Space Law

— Competition Law and Policy

— Crime and Society

— Advanced International Human Rights Law

— Sentencing: Global Theory,

Collective Rights

Law and Practice — International Child and Family Law

— Advanced Public International Law

— Advanced Legal Research Project

— International Environmental Law and Policy

— Legal System of Australia

— International Climate Change

online delivery methods

— Global Administrative Law

— Advanced Corporate Governance

— International Human Rights Law:

— Intensive classes and/or

(for international students).

Law and Policy Courses are delivered primarily in Newcastle, with some directed courses in Sydney. Most courses are delivered in ‘intensive mode’ involving blocks of classes held over two to four days, usually on weekends. The University's online learning systems are used to make available audio recordings and class materials to students who are unable to attend classes. The availability, mode of delivery and location of the courses remains at the discretion of Newcastle Law School.

Please refer to www.gs.edu.au/laws for full program information.


CONTACT GradSchool The University of Newcastle University Drive Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia Toll Free (within Australia): 1800 882 121 Telephone: +61 2 4921 8856 Facsimile: +61 2 4921 8636 Email: laws@gs.edu.au www.gs.edu.au/laws CRICOS Provider 00109J

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Master of Laws