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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 titleGradDipLaw
CRICOS code001434K
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 in disciplines other than law who have an interest in the study of law at an advanced level (for example accountants, para-legal workers, legal studies teachers, law office librarians, administrators and management personnel). It also increases the range of options for law graduates who wish to undertake a postgraduate qualification.

Objectives

The Graduate Diploma in Law aims to provide further education in the legal profession to update skills and specialise in specific areas of the 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 choose units* from the list of units offered to Master of Laws students. The faculty endeavours to offer a broad range of graduate units each year across many areas of specialisations and practice areas. The units published have been approved for the purpose of the coursework component in the postgraduate programs.

Units are offered on a rotational basis. Students should check the current timetable to determine which units are available each year. The faculty reserves the right not to offer in a particular year any of the published units if it appears there are insufficient enrolments or if there are other over-riding considerations. Enrolment quotas may have to be imposed in respect of the listed units.

For further information visit 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