About Specialist legal study

The Melbourne Law Masters program offers masters degrees, graduate diplomas and specialist certificates to both law and non-law graduates. Choose from 27 specialist legal areas and more than 150 subjects taught each year by leading experts from around the world.

Subjects are available as single subject study, either with or without assessment. Undertaking a single subject is an ideal way to acquire an in-depth understanding of new developments in law or new skills in a particular legal area without enrolling in a formal course. Practising lawyers may also use these to contribute to their Continuing Professional Development points.

Many subjects are taught by visiting practitioners – including serving and retired judges, law firm partners, barristers, and leaders in business and the not-for-profit sector – and international academics from New York University, Harvard, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford and the London School of Economics.

Welcome to Melbourne Law School

Join a global leader in legal education and be part of a vibrant learning environment that values ideas, excellence and intellectual exchange.

Looking for personalised advice?

Find out more about our graduate degrees and get support with your application. Speak to our expert staff online, via phone or at an upcoming event. You can also register to learn more about your course options and opportunities via email.

Why study at the University of Melbourne

Flexible learning

Flexible learning

Most subjects are taught in fire day intensives, so you can fit your study around work and other commitments. Attend classes in business hours and submit your assessment online.

We bring together leaders from all branches of the legal profession across, distinguished legal scho

We bring together leaders from all branches of the legal profession across, distinguished legal scho

We bring together leaders from all branches of the legal profession across, distinguished legal scholars and practitioners and the Law School’s own experienced staff.

Connections beyond Melbourne

Connections beyond Melbourne

International opportunities include student exchange, undertaking subjects abroad, or completing a combined degree with another prestigious university.

Hear from our students

Find out what motivated our current students to choose Melbourne, and the impact studying with us has had on their lives and careers.

The campus facilities are great, the campus layout is beautiful, the staff and students are very friendly, and the libraries are excellent.

Adifyan Rahmat Asga,Master of Laws

The tax program provides a unique opportunity to learn directly from senior members of the legal profession.

Benjamin Lancaster, Master of Laws graduate

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Please speak to our expert staff to discover more about our learning opportunities and get support with your application.