University of Canberra

School of Law

Master of Laws


Professor Keturah Whitford, Head of School, PO Box 1

Belconnen, Australian 2616


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

LLM - Masters with a minor thesis;, SJD - Professional Doctorate;, Grad Diploma - Legal Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

PhD and Masters in Corporate Law (associated with the National Centre forCorporate Law, this is a research degree with a topic in 'commercial' law,eg company law, law and electronic commerce, taxation law, and so on.). Importantly, neither the Masters nor Phd in Corporate Law require a firstdegree in law. The course is thus open for people with backgrounds inaccounting, business, economics, political science, sociology,anthropology, and so on.
SJD (Professional Doctorate). This popular course combines 24 creditpoints (6 subjects) of course work plus a 60,000 word thesis. Candidateswould normally have five years of legal experience of some kind. Topicscan be on any area of law.
LLM This is a coursework masters with a minor thesis. Subjects and thesiscan be in any law related area. A first degree in law is required.
Grad Diploma in Legal Studies. (six subjects, one year full time; orpart-time equivalent). Does not require a first degree in law and subjectscan be from any area.

Our MBA program now offers two legal specialisations. You can do MBA(Legal Studies) which combines the 8 coure subjects of the MBA with yourchoice of any four master's units in law. You can also do a specialisationwith four law units in corporate governance. These options are designedfor lawyers who want to do a Master's with a broader business focus and formanagers who seek to know more about legal compliance and risk management.

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