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Monash University

Master of Laws (Research)

Course code: 1651 ~ Course abbreviation: LLM(Research) ~ 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Law

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton)

External (Clayton)

Course description

The course requires the completion of a major thesis which may be undertaken in any area of research within the Faculty of Law. The current principal research areas cover administrative law and regulations, commercial law, comparative law, constitutional law, construction law, courts, corporations and associations, criminal law and procedure, e-commerce and information technology, environment law, equity, evidence, family law, gender and law, health and medical law, human rights, intellectual property, international law, labour law, legal education, legal history, legal profession and practice, litigation, natural resources law, property law, social security law, taxation law, torts, trusts and trustees.

Course structure

Students are required to complete a major thesis of 50,000 words of a standard comparable to legal writings found in learned journals. The thesis must demonstrate the student's ability to carry out independent research and to analyse and synthesise legal concepts. The requirements for the degree are set out in the Faculty of Law Regulations at

Contact details

Higher degrees by research coordinator: email; telephone +61 3 990 53342.