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The Master of Laws by coursework is designed for both Australian and international law graduates and non-law graduates. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students will be able to broaden their knowledge and enhance their independent, critical thinking and research skills. The course will also enable students to achieve a high standard of professional writing and research relevant to current issues in law and practice. Students will have the opportunity to choose units of interest or specialise by undertaking units that form a major.
Students who complete the Master of Law program may use their specialised knowledge and skills in their employment with businesses and organisations to deal with legal requirements. Those who work as lawyers may use the experience and skills gained to become specialists in a particular area of law.
The skills aquired and developed throughout the course will prepare the students with self-motivated learning techniques for their future challenges.
In law, students are constantly reminded that their actions, and reporting of research findings, have consequences. It is important that they conduct their research ethically, and report their findings responsibly.
Throughout their studies, students are taught advanced legal research methods. This provides them with the means to construct arguments, to present new considerations, and the ability to verify or refute the academic literature on a particular topic.
Individual units will present students with problem-based learning and case studies so that they can learn and practice solutions. Identification, conceptualisation and solution modelling is required, both in teams or individually, and also forms part of their assessment.