Master of Laws (Intellectual Property)
Course code: 2298 ~ Course abbreviation: LLM(IntelProperty) ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Law
Study mode and course location
On-campus (Melbourne city)
The Master of Laws (Intellectual Property) is ideal for law graduates who would like to gain accreditation as a Trade Mark or Patent Attorney. Some units may qualify students for accreditation by the Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys and the Institute of Patent Attorneys. It is also relevant for those who wish to advance their professional expertise in the evolving area of intellectual property law.
The course is for students who wish to: upgrade knowledge and keep abreast of local and international developments of laws relating to the protection of intellectual property rights; obtain a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of intellectual property; and gain accreditation as a trade mark attorney and credit for units recognised by the Academy of the Institute of Patent Attorneys.
The Master of Laws (Intellectual Property) requires the completion of 48 points. Candidates with a law degree from a non-Australian jurisdiction will be required to complete the unit LAW7212 (Australian legal system).
This course may be taken in one of three ways:
(a) eight coursework units, five of which must be taken from the intellectual property law specialisation
(b) four coursework units, two of which must be taken from the intellectual property specialisation, and a minor thesis of 25-30,000 words on an approved topic in the area
(c) six coursework units, four of which must be taken from the intellectual property specialisation, and a minor thesis of 12-15,000 words on an approved topic in the area.
The units in the specialisation will be those which are specified from time to time by the faculty board on the recommendation of the Postgraduate Studies Committee of the faculty. For further information regarding specialisations visit http://www.law.monash.edu.au/postgraduate/units-specialisations.html.