Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Law
Campus(es)City (Melbourne)


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


The international and comparative law specialisation provides students with an advanced legal knowledge across a broad spectrum of legal issues with international significance. These range across broad issues of public international law, international human rights and humanitarian law, international criminal law and justice, international commercial and comparative law and international trade and finance law. This specialisation suits lawyers whose practice exposes them to any aspect of international or comparative law, whether this be in the commercial, criminal or human rights law areas. It also suits lawyers and non-lawyers who work in, or have an interest in working in non-government organisations (NGOs), government and industry (domestically or internationally), who are interested in the impact of the international legal framework of their work.

The specialisation carries a broad offering of units taught by Monash Law staff with international reputations in their areas, carefully chosen practitioners with considerable expertise and visiting international experts. In this way the international and comparative law specialisation is carefully constructed to provide an outstanding exposure to the theory and practice of international and comparative law.


For the most up-to-date list of units available in 2015 by specialisation refer to the faculty's Postgraduate unitsPostgraduate units ( information webpage.

  • LAW5080 Australian legal system*
  • LAW5081 Australian legal process and research**
  • LAW5302 European union law and policy
  • LAW5304 Overview of international human rights law
  • LAW5305 International trade law
  • LAW5338 International humanitarian law
  • LAW5343 Privacy and surveillance: Law, policy and governance
  • LAW5353 Cybercrime
  • LAW5354 International criminal justice
  • LAW5359 International human rights law and women
  • LAW5364 Economic social and cultural rights and international law
  • LAW5365 Terrorism and human rights
  • LAW5366 International banking and finance: Law and practice
  • LAW5367 Energy law, regulation and policy
  • LAW5369 World Trade Organization (WTO) law
  • LAW5373 Comparative bills of rights
  • LAW5375 Arbitration of international commercial disputes
  • LAW5380 International human rights law and development
  • LAW5383 International refugee law and human rights
  • LAW5384 International investment law
  • LAW5392 Globalisation and international economic law
  • LAW5418 Transitional justice
  • LAW5430 Advanced evidence and proof in litigation
  • LAW5431 International entertainment law
  • LAW5438 Current issues in sports law
  • LAW5439 Sexual minorities and human rights
  • LAW5442 Racial, ethnic and linguistic minorities and human rights

* Non-law graduates only.

** International students only.

Units to be offered in Prato and Malaysia can be viewed on the Monash Law International Study Programs - Prato and MalaysiaMonash Law International Study Programs - Prato and Malaysia ( webpage.

Contact details

Associate Professor Bronwyn Naylor (Director, Graduate Studies)


or for general enquiries


Telephone: +61 3 9903 8035

Relevant courses

  • L5001 Graduate Diploma in Law
  • L6004 Master of Laws