Graduate Diploma in Asian Law

  • CRICOS code: 075335A

Course overview

  • 6 months full time / 1 year part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Summer Intake - December, Start Year Intake - February, Autumn Intake - March, Winter Intake - June, Mid Year Intake - July, and Spring Intake - August


The specialisation in Asian law is ideal for lawyers and other professionals dealing with Asian legal systems in commercial, legal or policy capacities, or for researchers and scholars interested in Asia.

International and domestic students will benefit from the diversity of subjects, exposure to teaching staff who speak Asian languages and who have lived and practiced law in Asian jurisdictions. It will also provide access to the Asian Law Centre - Australia's first and largest centre devoted to developing understandings of Asian laws and legal systems and its sister centre, the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, which is devoted to the study of Indonesian law and Islamic law across the Asian region.

Covering a range of Asian legal systems and societies, the program offers insights into laws, institutions and their reform and practices that will determine how governments, businesses and broader stakeholders interact within and across borders.

The Graduate Diploma in Asian Law is part of the world-renowned Melbourne Law Masters program.

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Melbourne Law School is ranked:

  • No. 1 law school in Australia and No. 12 in the world (Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject, 2022).
  • No. 1 law school in Australia and No. 5 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject, 2022).

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