From automation and artificial intelligence to cryptocurrency and climate change, it’s a bold new era for our courts and legislatures. Successfully tackling these challenges requires adaptive legal minds equipped with skills to drive change, lead innovation and shape reform.
Combining academic rigour with real-world learning, the Master of Laws (LLM) is designed to equip practising lawyers, aspiring policy professionals and recent graduates with specialist legal knowledge and skills. You will gain hands-on experience undertaking independent research, learning how to evaluate different legal and policy approaches and develop practical solutions to address complex legal challenges.
Through case-based teaching, you will explore the legal, social and policy implications of real-world issues including cyber warfare, climate change, corruption, artificial intelligence, human rights breaches and the #MeToo movement.
You can tailor your studies to suit your interests and career goals by choosing from one of the following specialisations:
Alternatively, you can tailor your studies to suit your interests and career goals by selecting courses from a range of contemporary topics in law.
As a graduate of the Master of Laws, you will know how to:
Having immersed yourself in recent developments in case law, legislation, policy and legal research, you will graduate with the advanced legal knowledge and critical thinking skills essential to meet the demands of a rapidly changing profession.
Open to both law and non-law graduates, this program is designed for those seeking to deepen their knowledge within a specialised area of law, those planning to enter a new area of practice or those for whom a knowledge of law would be beneficial in their career.
Graduates of this program make meaningful contributions in Australia and around the world working as:
Our proximity to Parliament, the High Court of Australia and other national institutions will provide you with a range of opportunities to experience law in action. Interactive, small group classes will enable you to connect and collaborate with internationally renowned legal scholars, industry experts, visiting judges and your peers.
“I have always been interested in international affairs and international law was my favourite subject in my undergraduate degree. Studying at ANU gave me the opportunity to explore new areas of law including refugee law, the law of international organisations and the law of armed conflict.”
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“I was particularly drawn to the idea of having the flexibility to undertake my studies when and how I wanted to at ANU Law. I required this flexibility as I was working full-time and had other commitments. It also meant that when I was studying, I was able to focus and concentrate on one subject at a time, or in some cases two, enabling me to thoroughly learn and explore the subject.”
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We offer over 140 postgraduate degrees across a diverse range of fields. Whether you want to explore your interests, advance your career or retrain for an in-demand industry, we can help you to find the right program to align with your personal and professional goals.REQUEST INFORMATION
In 2021, ANU Graduate Certificates have been subsidised under the Australian Governments Job-ready Graduates Package or through a limited time offer from the University.
With 36 short courses available, you can reach your career goals with a world-class education, at a more affordable price.