Master of International and Comparative Law
Course code: 3377 ~ Course abbreviation: MasterInt'l&CompLaw ~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)
Addressing the cutting-edge issues in the areas of commercial, human rights and international law, the Master of International and Comparative Law is designed for those who want to pursue an international career in law and law related work. It is especially suited to non-lawyers working in non government organisations, governments and industry who are interested in how the international legal framework impacts upon their work
The Master of International and Comparative Law trains students to understand and critically analyse the legal framework pertaining to international private and/or public including the role of conventions and international organisations in the legal regime. Candidates will be able to research international developments in the applicable law, including the laws of different countries and international law and private international conventions, codes and guidelines. In addition, graduates will be able to analyse and formulate policy objectives in the area and demonstrate high level skills in legal writing and research.
The course comprises eight coursework units, each worth six points. Candidates with a degree in a discipline other than law or candidates with a law degree from a non-Australian jurisdiction will be required to complete the unit LAW7212 (Australian legal system).
Candidates must complete five units offered as part of the Master of Laws specialising in international and comparative law. The remaining three units may be taken from any units offered in the masters coursework program. Alternatively, students can elect one of the following options:
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.