Monash Law School is one of the largest and the most prestigious law schools in Australia and was recently ranked number 20 in the QS World University rankings. It has a broad teaching base, strong international links and an excellent reputation offering a range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Degrees. It is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight universities, recognised for excellence in research, teaching and scholarship, and prides itself on offering real legal experience, international study, a positive student experience and equipping the students with practical, transferable skills.
The objectives of the LL.B. program at Monash are to enable students to gain an understanding of basic legal concepts and legal institutions and of the historical, social, political and economic factors influencing their development. Upon completion of the LL.B., students are able to identify, use and evaluate the concepts, principles, rules and methods used in legal argument and develop oral and written skills, especially of legal argument, legal research and critical analysis. Students gain an understanding of concepts of justice, a concern to promote justice and an appreciation of their professional responsibilities.
The Master of Laws (LL.M.) offers maximum flexibility and choice, with a broad range of units available, enabling students to individually tailor the masters degree to suit the interests and professional needs. The Monash LL.M. is ideal for law graduates who want to develop in-depth knowledge of a particular legal area or those wanting to advance their professional expertise in a current area of practice. Principal areas of study include: banking and finance law; commercial law; competition law; copyright and trademark law; dispute resolution; eLaw; ethics; government law; human rights law; intellectual property law; international and comparative law; privacy law; regulation law; tribunal procedures; and workplace and employment law.
Juris Doctor (JD)
The Monash JD is designed for non-law graduates wanting to obtain a degree in law which meets the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner.
The Law Library has collection strengths in: Corporations; Criminal; Human rights, and International law.
The library provides its specialist law collection in both print and electronic form, concentrating on resources covering Australia and other common law jurisdictions, as well as international law. The Law Library, one of the eight branch libraries of the Monash University Library, supports and resources the learning, teaching and research activities of staff and students at the University's Law Faculty.
Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law seeks to promote and protect human rights through the generation and dissemination of public scholarship in international and domestic human rights law.
Centre for Regulatory Studies
The Monash Centre for Regulatory Studies brings together the wide range of knowledge and expertise within Monash University to provide a focus for teaching and research in regulation.
The Australian Centre for Court and Justice System Innovation (ACCJSI)
The ACCJSI supports an overarching Australian approach in respect of research and evaluation into the important fields of court administration, operation, innovation, non-adversarial justice and alternative dispute resolution (including negotiation, partnering and dispute management).
Centre for the Advancement of Law and Mental Health
This Centre draws upon existing links with the Faculty of Medicine as well as the expertise of consumers, careers and mental health professionals in conducting research into the advancement of laws and policy relating to mental health issues. It reflects Monash University 's commitment to social justice and human rights through excellence in research and scholarship.
Commercial Law Group
The Commercial Law Group concentrates upon a broad range of commercial research and teaching areas of relevance to state, national, and international audiences.
Monash Faculty of Law
Building 12, Monash University
Clayton Victoria Australia
Phone: +61 3 990 53300
Fax: +61 3 990 53350