Postgraduate - Area of study

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Managing facultyFaculty of Law
Campus(es)City (Melbourne)


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


The faculty endeavours to offer a broad range of postgraduate law units each year across many areas of specialisations and practice areas. The units listed have been approved for the postgraduate law programs.

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.

Information is available on the current postgraduate timetable for postgraduate courses and Juris Doctorpostgraduate courses and Juris Doctor (


For the most up-to-date list of units available in 2015 by specialisation refer to the faculty's Postgraduate unitsPostgraduate units ( information webpage.

  • LAW5051 Professional practice (JD)
  • LAW5080 Australian legal system*
  • LAW5081 Australian legal process and research**
  • LAW5083 Minor thesis (6 points)
  • LAW5084 Minor thesis (12 points)
  • LAW5300 Commercial tenancy law
  • LAW5301 Copyright
  • LAW5302 European Union law and policy
  • LAW5303 Forensic family law
  • LAW5304 Overview of international human rights law
  • LAW5305 International trade law
  • LAW5306 Corporate insolvency
  • LAW5307 Occupational health and safety
  • LAW5308 Current issues in evidence
  • LAW5309 Public sector employment law
  • LAW5310 Sentencing
  • LAW5311 Takeovers
  • LAW5312 Competition law
  • LAW5313 Planning law
  • LAW5314 International environmental law
  • LAW5315 Commercial alternative dispute resolution
  • LAW5316 Trade marks and commercial designations
  • LAW5317 Principles of privacy and freedom of information
  • LAW5318 International aspects of intellectual property
  • LAW5319 Law of employee relations
  • LAW5320 Local government law
  • LAW5321 Protecting commercial innovation: Patents and trade secrets
  • LAW5322 Superannuation law and practice
  • LAW5323 Collective labour rights
  • LAW5324 Discrimination law, theory and policy
  • LAW5325 Defamation law
  • LAW5334 Psychiatry, psychology and law
  • LAW5335 Contemporary problems in the administration of criminal justice
  • LAW5336 Law of the internet
  • LAW5337 Labour law for corporate lawyers
  • LAW5338 International humanitarian law
  • LAW5339 Technology contracts and licensing law
  • LAW5340 Intellectual property
  • LAW5341 Trade mark practice
  • LAW5342 Current issues in electronic commerce law
  • LAW5343 Privacy & surveillance: Law, policy & governance
  • LAW5344 Negotiation: Essential skills for dispute resolution
  • LAW5345 Human rights in the global economy
  • LAW5346 Design law and practice
  • LAW5347 Consumer protection: Regulation and compliance
  • LAW5348 Indigenous rights and international law
  • LAW5349 Corporate law
  • LAW5350 Principles of taxation
  • LAW5351 Comparative competition law
  • LAW5352 Electronic workplace law
  • LAW5353 Cybercrime
  • LAW5354 International criminal justice
  • LAW5355 Advocacy: Theory and practice
  • LAW5356 Corporate and white collar crime
  • LAW5357 Corporate governance and directors' duties
  • LAW5358 Current issues in workplace law
  • LAW5359 International human rights law and women
  • LAW5360 Advanced negotiation and mediation skills
  • LAW5361 Foundations of regulation: Policy, principles and practice
  • LAW5362 Regulatory methods
  • LAW5363 Regulatory performance: Evaluating what works
  • LAW5364 Economic social and cultural rights and international law
  • LAW5365 Terrorism and human rights
  • LAW5366 International banking and finance: Law and practice
  • LAW5367 Energy law, regulation and policy
  • LAW5368 Regulation of Australian water resources
  • LAW5369 World Trade Organization (WTO) law
  • LAW5370 Discrimination law and human rights at work
  • LAW5371 Protecting the rights of minorities, marginalised and vulnerable people
  • LAW5372 Principles of construction law
  • LAW5373 Comparative bills of rights
  • LAW5374 Forward with fairness: New labour law
  • LAW5375 Arbitration of international commercial disputes
  • LAW5376 International criminal law: Procedural and practical aspects
  • LAW5377 The use of force in international law
  • LAW5378 Comparative corporate governance
  • LAW5379 Procurement law
  • LAW5380 International human rights law and development
  • LAW5381 Human rights advocacy: Australian law and practice
  • LAW5382 Principles of environmental law
  • LAW5383 International refugee law and human rights
  • LAW5384 International investment law
  • LAW5385 Corporate finance law
  • LAW5386 Health law and human rights
  • LAW5387 Non-adversarial family and children's law
  • LAW5388 Patenting for commercialisation
  • LAW5389 The law of climate change
  • LAW5390 Workplace bargaining and agreements law
  • LAW5391 Equity capital markets law in Australia
  • LAW5392 Globalisation and international economic law
  • LAW5393 Law of workforce management
  • LAW5394 Banking law
  • LAW5395 Arbitration of domestic commercial disputes
  • LAW5396 Economics of regulation
  • LAW5397 Issues in consumer policy
  • LAW5398 International labour law
  • LAW5399 Personal property securities
  • LAW5400 International trade mark law
  • LAW5401 Patent practice
  • LAW5402 Innovation: labour, competition and intellectual property law perspectives
  • LAW5403 International covenant on civil and political rights
  • LAW5404 Genocide in international law
  • LAW5405 Drafting patent specifications
  • LAW5406 Interpretation and validity of patent specifications
  • LAW5407 Current issues in torts law
  • LAW5408 Remedies in commercial disputes
  • LAW5409 Principles of family law
  • LAW5410 Collaborative practice
  • LAW5411 Advanced mediation: Skills and theory A
  • LAW5412 Advanced mediation: Skills and theory B
  • LAW5413 Legal process and professional conduct
  • LAW5414 Public international law
  • LAW5415 Domestic and international debt capital markets
  • LAW5416 Children's rights in Australian law
  • LAW5417 Children's rights in international law
  • LAW5418 Transitional justice
  • LAW5421 Managing high conflict personalities
  • LAW5422 Victorian charter of rights and responsibilities
  • LAW5423 Private international law in commercial disputes
  • LAW5424 Human trafficking and the law
  • LAW5425 Current issues in copy right
  • LAW5426 Regulating business: Enforcement and compliance
  • LAW5427 Freedom of speech - law theory and policy
  • LAW5428 Health law
  • LAW5429 Advanced commercial negotiation skills
  • LAW5430 Advanced evidence and proof in litigation
  • LAW5432 International entertainment law
  • LAW5432 Workplace investigations and misconduct
  • LAW5433 Victims, law and mass atrocity
  • LAW5434 Principles of government law and administration
  • LAW5437 The Chinese legal system: A comparative analysis
  • LAW5609 Law and liberty

JD core only units

  • LAW5000 Australian legal reasoning and methods
  • LAW5001 Principles of criminal law and procedure
  • LAW5002 Principles of contract law A
  • LAW5003 Principles of torts
  • LAW5004 Principles of government, interpretation and entities
  • LAW5005 Principles of contract law B
  • LAW5006 Principles of property law
  • LAW5007 Principles of constitutional law
  • LAW5008 Principles of equity
  • LAW5009 Advanced property law
  • LAW5010 Principles of trusts
  • LAW5012 Principles of evidence
  • LAW5013 Principles of litigation and dispute resolution
  • LAW5014 Principles of administrative law
  • LAW5010 Principles of trusts
  • LAW5015 Ethics in legal practice
  • LAW5016 Principles of corporations law***
  • LAW5017 Advanced corporations law***

* Non-law graduates only.

** International students only.

*** Pre-2015 commencement students only.

Units to be offered in Prato and Malaysia can be viewed on the Monash Law International Study Programs - Prato and MalaysiaMonash Law International Study Programs - Prato and Malaysia ( webpage.

Contact details

Associate Professor Bronwyn Naylor (Director, Graduate Studies)


or for general enquiries


Telephone: +61 3 9903 8035

Relevant courses

  • L5001 Graduate Diploma in Law
  • L6001 Master of Commercial Law
  • L6002 Master of Human Rights Law
  • L6003 Master of Intellectual Property Law
  • L6004 Master of Laws
  • L6005 Master of Laws (Juris Doctor)
  • L6006 Master of Regulatory Studies
  • L6007 Master of Workplace and Employment Law