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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the Postgraduate handbook change register for details.

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law

Managing facultyLaw
Abbreviated titleGDipLaw(IntCompLaw)
CRICOS code045457F
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (City (Melbourne))
Contact details

Coordinator Postgraduate Admissions and Publications

Email: graduate@law.monash.edu.au Telephone: +61 3 9903 8500

Course coordinator

Associate Professor John Duns

Description

This course caters for the needs of graduates who want to pursue an international career in law and law-related work. It is especially suited to lawyers whose practice exposes them to commercial law, human rights and international law; and non-lawyers working in non-government organisations (NGOs), government and industry who are interested in how the international legal framework impacts upon their work. It also increases the range of options for law graduates who wish to undertake a postgraduate qualification.

Objectives

The Graduate Diploma in Law (International and Comparative Law) aims to provide further education in the legal profession to students who want to upgrade their knowledge of international and comparative law. It may also contribute to continuing legal education and professional development. The course, in terms of course structure, teaching methods, class times and venues, is designed with the interests of part-time students particularly in mind.

Maximum credit allowed

24 credit points

Structure

This course comprises eight 6-point coursework units.

Requirements

Students must choose* at least three units in the international and comparative law specialisation, although candidates who are admitted without credit must complete a minimum of five units from this area of specialisation. For further information regarding the core units and other available units, refer to the website at http://www.law.monash.edu.au/postgraduate/units-overview.html.

* Candidates who do not have an undergraduate law degree, or who have not been granted credit, must complete LAW7212 (Australian legal system). Students with a law degree from a non-Australian jurisdiction must complete LAW7436 (Introduction to Australian legal process).

Minimum grade for articulation

A credit average is required to articulate to a relevant masters program.

Award(s)

Graduate Diploma in Law (International and Comparative Law)