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Master of Financial Management and Law

The Master of Financial Management and Law is an interdisciplinary postgraduate degree. It’s well suited to people already working, or looking to work, in financial and advisory firms, policy and regulatory bodies, and the legal profession.

Market behaviours significantly shape our society and the financial sector always plays an important role in policymaking. This degree is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of finance and financial systems. You’ll also learn about legal and regulatory contexts and the frameworks that shape financial sector activity and decision-making.

This program is taught jointly by the ANU College of Law and the ANU College of Business and Economics. It draws on course content from different disciplinary areas, combining rigorous courses on essential elements of finance, with compulsory and elective law courses.

The degree is available for both law and non-law graduates, and has a flexible structure across its two years.

What you'll learn

  • How to evaluate complex problems, concepts and theories drawn from the fields of finance and financial management. You’ll learn about private and commercial law, and explore solutions appropriate to the specific context.
     
  • How to research and write with a financial, legal or regulatory focus. The program focuses on a range of current issues and topics of a national or international nature.
     
  • How to research and write on the practice or theory of both private and commercial law, and finance and the financial sector.
     
  • How to incorporate social, policy-related, comparative and interdisciplinary approaches into analyses of both of finance and financial systems, and law and legal systems.
     
  • How to communicate theoretical and practical perspectives of legal and financial issues effectively to a range of audiences, both orally and in writing.

Graduating with a Master of Financial Management and Law from ANU will position you firmly in the centre of a global network of leading financial and legal scholars, and policy-makers.

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The Master of Financial Management and Law is a two-year interdisciplinary postgraduate degree highly suited to those working or seeking to work in financial and advisory firms, policy and regulatory bodies, and the legal profession.

Gain a sophisticated understanding of financial systems' intersection with legal and regulatory frameworks.

Academic experts: 

You’ll be taught by internationally-recognised scholars from both The Australian National University (ANU) College of Law and College of Business and Economics (CBE). Our academics place emphasis on research-based or research-led course content.

ANU is ranked in the top 25 in the world for the study of law and 41st  for accounting and finance (QS World Rankings by Subject, 2022).

Dr Anna Von Reibnitz, ANU College of Business and Economics

Dr Anna Von Reibnitz

ANU College of Business and Economics

“An understanding of law allows you to think more broadly about the decisions you make in a finance role, and the micro and macro impacts of those decisions in terms of how they will be viewed by the market and regulators.”

Professor Jolyon Ford SFHEA, ANU College of Law

Professor Jolyon Ford SFHEA

ANU College of Law

“From the dramatic reforms reshaping the financial regulatory landscape in Australia, to the rise of new technologies globally, there is a high demand for graduates who can navigate this rapidly evolving landscape. The Master of Financial Management and Law equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to adapt to and influence the next wave of rule-making.”

Careers: 

This innovative program is taught in the nation’s heart of diplomacy and law. It has been designed to prepare you for an exciting career path. Previous graduates from the Master of Financial Management and Law at ANU have gone on to work in various fields, including:

  • advisory firms
  • banking (central and investment)
  • capital markets
  • corporate finance
  • federal and state departments (e.g. Department of Finance, Treasury, etc.)
  • financial technology
  • in-house counsel
  • policy and regulatory bodies.

This degree will provide you with fluency in legal concepts, frameworks and their policy dimensions – all of which are important for a career in finance and law.

Fees: 

Tuition fees are calculated based on residency and the program of study. Visit the Master of Financial Management and Law Programs and Courses webpage to find out more about fees for this degree.

Program duration: 

Two years full-time.

Entry requirements: 
A Bachelor degree, or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0. Domestic applications Visit the Domestic Applications - ANU Postgraduate webpage to check the admission dates. International applications Visit the International Applications - ANU Postgraduate webpage to check the admission dates.
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This course is delivered in a range of modes, including full-time, part-time, on-campus, online, evening or intensive. It enables you to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments.

Whichever option you choose, you’ll be able to take advantage of a teaching approach that combines academic rigour with practical expertise.

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ANU Ninian Stephen Cyber Law Program

Gain the knowledge and skills to manage the intersection between law, cyberspace and technology.

This nine half-day online professional development course from the ANU College of Law and Menzies Foundation will increase your baseline literacy in cyber law with a particular focus on data and privacy. The course will equip you with the tools, knowledge and network to better manage the intersection between the law, cyberspace and technology.

This course covers contemporary, global cyber law challenges with significant transnational legal components while also exploring national legal frameworks and issues. The course provides detailed insights into privacy and data protection frameworks and emerging trends while also focusing on the challenges associated with contracting for IT services, exploring the legal issues stemming from the use of ‘smart’ contracts, assessing the difficult questions raised by our reliance on cloud computing services, and outlining the contemporary policy debates being discussed in Australia today.

This course is designed for commercial legal practitioners and covers essential topics in a world increasingly reliant on digital technology. Harnessing the experience and expertise of high-level presenters and experienced facilitators in a tailor-made, blended learning format, you will have access to live and recorded videoconference lectures, interactive Q&A sessions with subject matter experts, real-world hypothetical discussions with mentors in breakout groups, and a moot trial overseen by prominent members of the academic and legal communities.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to cyber and cyber security;
  • Proposed changes to privacy legislation in Australia;
  • The transboundary effect of different data privacy laws and comparative insights;
  • E-commerce and contract law; 
  • Cloud computing; and, 
  • Employee monitoring and public surveillance.

 

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The ANU Ninian Stephen Cyber Law Program is an ideal professional development qualification for commercial legal professionals seeking to thrive in a world increasingly reliant on digital technology

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The ANU Ninian Stephen Cyber Law Program is an innovative new course offered by The Australian National University (ANU), powered by the Menzies Foundation. This professional development course designed specifically for practising lawyers and is co-delivered by the ANU Cyber Institute and the ANU College of Law.

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Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to critically assess the legal consequences of practical vulnerabilities.
  • Critically analyse the appropriate responses and appreciate the complexity of the issues at the intersection between law and technology and differing divisions of corporate risk and liability.
  • Provide appropriate advice regarding cyber affairs in relation to their clients and also their own business practices.
  • Critically analyse and demonstrate advanced knowledge of the legal issues stemming from privacy and data vulnerabilities, including the impact of information and power asymmetry.
  • Be able to apply this knowledge and skills in their delivery of legal advice and to be able to identify areas requiring the insights of other experts.
Fees: 

$2,800 (excluding GST) per student, per course. Payment can be made online or by invoice. 

Full payment is required prior to the commencement of the course and fees are payable direct to the ANU College of Law by credit card, cheque, money order or invoice.

Discounts

Organisations with three or more employees enrolled in the same cohort can receive a 10% discount. ANU alumni can also receive a 10% discount ($2,520 excluding GST) per student. Enter the respective promo codes ANUCyber or ANUAlumni during check-out to redeem these discounts. Please note these discounts can not be claimed concurrently.

Program duration: 

Nine half days: 6-16 October 2020

Entry requirements: 
There are no academic prerequisites to apply for the ANU Ninian Stephen Cyber Law Program. It is the ideal professional development qualification for commercial legal professionals seeking to thrive in a world increasingly reliant on digital technology.  The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme requires individual practitioners to self-assess to determine the number of units for which they will claim credit. If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long-term needs in relation to your professional development and the practice of law, then you may be able to claim one unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. A certificate of participation will be provided at the end of the course which should provide sufficient evidence to confirm your attendance. Please refer to rules in your jurisdiction for further information about CPD requirements and how this course may contribute to your CPD.
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This course is delivered 100% online and structured around live or recorded video lectures followed by live digital Q&A sessions with experts, facilitated working groups, animated application of law to real-world hypotheticals, and a moot trial overseen by prominent members of the academic and legal communities.

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Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law

The ANU Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law is taught entirely online. It will help you understand the application and evolution of the law in the digital era and provide you with the skills you’ll need to accelerate your career.

This program is ideal for those who have completed a Bachelor degree in another discipline and want to develop their knowledge of Australian and international legal systems. You’ll learn how laws are created, interpreted and applied to new technologies.

The Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law also provides a pathway to the ANU Master of Laws (LLM) for graduates from non-cognate disciplines.

This degree provides a flexible learning structure, so you can learn in the way that suits you best. A range of topics are covered throughout the course, including, information technology, legal app development, blockchain and legal innovation, cyber warfare, artificial intelligence and media law.

This program caters to students with or without a law background.

To see the full range of available courses, please visit our Programs and courses webpage.

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The Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law allows you to future-proof your career against digital disruption.

From automation and artificial intelligence to cryptocurrency and climate change, the courses covered in this graduate certificate will prepare you to tackle emerging challenges and drive innovation in the constantly evolving world of law and technology.

Program biline: 

The Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law is ideal for those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in another discipline and wish to develop the skills and knowledge to provide legal guidance in the digital age.

Academic experts: 

ANU is ranked as one of the top 25 universities in the world for studying law (QS World Rankings by Subject, 2022).

Our academics have particular expertise in constitutional and administrative law, international law, environmental law, governance and national security. Many also provide national research leadership on the most important legal, regulatory and governance challenges facing Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

Our small classes will provide you with opportunities to interact and engage with academic experts, visiting guest speakers and other students.

Student experience: 

As an ANU College of Law student, you'll learn from leading academics, world-renowned guest lecturers and industry experts from Australia and around the world. All courses are taught by staff with expertise in international research and draw upon ANU Law’s location in the national capital.

You'll also benefit from a range of real-world learning opportunities that are unique to studying law at ANU, including international e-moot competitions and legal hackathons.

Careers: 

The Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law will give you the skills and knowledge to analyse complex legal problems and apply legal frameworks to new technologies. In a world that’s increasingly shaped by digital disruption, you'll have the ability and confidence to navigate change and succeed in the legal profession.

As a graduate of this program, you'll join the prestigious and highly recognised ANU College of Law alumni network that boasts more than 21,000 professionals in Australia and around the globe.

Fees: 

Tuition fees are calculated based on residency and the program of study. Check the Programs and Courses webpage to find out more about fees for this degree.

Program duration: 

Six months full-time. Up to three years part-time.

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This program is delivered entirely online, so you’ll be able to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments.

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To apply for the ANU Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law, see the following pages:

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Master of International Law and Diplomacy

There has never been a better time to study international law and diplomacy. In an age of ever-evolving realities, there’s a high demand for graduates capable of shaping our international society. Are you ready?

The Master of International Law and Diplomacy at ANU is a joint degree. The program addresses the needs that arise from the unique dynamics of the current political and business landscape where policy, law and dispute resolution intersect.

International law and diplomacy don’t operate in a vacuum in our modern world. Now, they don’t need to in your degree, either.

Master of International Law and Diplomacy

 

What you'll learn

  • The nuances of diplomacy and international law, and its contemporary challenges.
     
  • The various perspectives of multiple actors, including states, civil service departments, intergovernmental organisations, non-government organisations and multinational corporations.
     
  • Effective research and writing skills that will enable you to address complex diplomatic and legal challenges with an international or transnational dimension.
     
  • Diplomatic and international legal advocacy skills, including the ability to solve or avoid problems through negotiation, persuasion and advocacy.

Graduating with a Master of International Law and Diplomacy from ANU will position you firmly in the centre of a global network of leading financial and legal scholars and policy-makers.

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The Master of International Law and Diplomacy is a two-year interdisciplinary postgraduate degree highly suited to those working or seeking to work in the fields of law, humanitarian aid, economic development, human rights advocacy and diplomacy.

This degree equips future leaders of both diplomatic and legal practice with knowledge and skills to succeed in a changing geopolitical world.

Program biline: 

The Master of International Law and Diplomacy is a joint degree that addresses needs arising from the unique dynamics of the current political and business environment where policy, law and dispute resolution intersect. Acquire the knowledge and develop the skills to navigate challenges that shape our international society.

Academic experts: 

You’ll be taught by internationally-recognised scholars from both ANU College of Law and Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy. You’ll also learn from senior diplomatic and international legal practitioners. Some of the areas our academics have a particular interest in include transnational diplomacy, roles of non-state actors, negotiation and conflict resolution, and international law principles.

ANU is ranked first in Australia and eleventh globally for politics, and in the top 25 for law (QS World Rankings by Subject, 2022).

Student experience: 

"When looking for Masters programs, the chance to combine international law with diplomacy was the primary reason for selecting ANU.

"The key benefit (of the Master of International Law and Diplomacy) is the ability to bring an interdisciplinary perspective to analysis – a skill that is increasingly valued by employers.

"Studying both diplomacy and international law gives students a holistic training in this field that neither program alone can deliver."

- Bhavani Kannan, Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (International Law) graduate. Read more >>

 

"After practising in litigation and human rights for several years. I was keen to enhance my credentials in international law. Diplomacy seemed to me to be a natural complement to international law, so I decided to pursue this option.

"I have worked in internationally-focused jobs ever since obtaining the degrees, including in the Australian Government's Office of International Law and now as a senior lawyer at an international criminal tribunal in The Hague."

- Jane McCosker, Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (International Law) graduate. Read more >>

Careers: 

This innovative program is taught in the nation’s heart of diplomacy and law, and has been designed to prepare you for an exciting career path. Previous graduates from the Master of International Law and Diplomacy at ANU have gone on to work in various fields, including:

  • peace and conflict resolution
  • disciplinary roles
  • political journalism
  • international justice
  • international economic development
  • humanitarian relief
  • human rights advocacy
  • political and economic risk analysis within the government and private sector
  • international organisations.

This degree will provide you with diplomatic and legal practice, alongside skills such as critical analysis, strategic thinking and cross-cultural communication – all of which are required to succeed in a changing geo-political world.

Program duration: 

Two years full-time.

Entry requirements: 
A Bachelor degree, or international equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0. Alternatively, a Bachelor degree at a pass mark of GPA 4.0/7.0, or international equivalent, with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience. Domestic applications Visit the Domestic applications - ANU Postgraduate webpage to check the admission dates. International applications Visit the International applications - ANU Postgraduate webpage to check the admission dates.
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Master of Legal Practice (MLP)

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The ANU GDLP is your pathway to the Master of Legal Practice.  The MLP gives you a distinct professional edge in a competitive environment. You can complete your MLP online from anywhere in the world and graduate with a Masters qualification from one of the world’s best law schools in under 12 months.

Program biline: 

The advanced practice-based qualification for students seeking a competitive edge from PLT

Fees: 

The amount you’ll pay for your program depends on whether you’re a domestic or international student. 

View the current fees for the Master of Legal Practice at Programs and Courses.

For more information, visit MyUniversity and StudyAssist.

More information on ANU costs and fees, and scholarships and support is available on the central ANU website.

Program duration: 

6 to 12 months full-time.
Part-time not applicable.

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Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP)

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With over 40 years expertise, ANU School of Legal Practice (formerly ANU Legal Workshop) is one of Australia’s largest providers of Practical Legal Training (PLT). The ANU Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) provides the qualification to be admitted as a lawyer in Australia.

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The flexible, versatile PLT qualification required for admission as a lawyer in Australia

Fees: 

The amount you’ll pay for your program depends on whether you’re a domestic or international student. 

View the current fees for the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at Programs and Courses.

For more information, visit MyUniversity and StudyAssist.

More information on ANU costs and fees, and scholarships and support is available on the central ANU website.

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6 months full-time,
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Juris Doctor

The ANU Juris Doctor is an internationally-recognised program designed for graduates of non-law disciplines.

It combines core foundational legal studies with a practical, hands-on approach. It incorporates practical clinical studies, internships and research projects, giving you the opportunity to experience law in action.

During your degree, you’ll study a range of compulsory courses in foundational areas such as international law, administrative law, corporations law, criminal law, contracts, evidence and litigation.

The ANU Juris Doctor program also enables you to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to choose electives from a range of contemporary topics. Some of these include environment and climate law, international trade law, financial markets and takeovers, information technology law, international security law and human rights law.

To see the full range of courses available, visit the Programs and Courses webpage.

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Building on your existing skills and knowledge, the ANU JD allows you to gain an internationally recognised law degree that offers diverse opportunities in and outside of law and legal practice. 

Program biline: 

The Juris Doctor is ideal for those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in another discipline, are seeking to change or advance their career, and are seeking to be admitted as a legal practitioner in Australia and some other jurisdictions.

Academic experts: 

Our academics have particular expertise in constitutional and administrative law, international law, environmental law, governance and national security. Some also provide national research leadership on the most important legal, regulatory and governance challenges facing Australia and the rest of the world.

Throughout your studies, you’ll experience world-class teaching from our academic experts who will mentor and guide you successfully through the program. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet many of the high-profile visitors we welcome to the College, including judges, barristers and legal scholars from around the world.

Student experience: 

Canberra has been ranked in the top 25 Student Cities four years in a row. The nation’s capital offers a unique academic and cultural experience that you won’t find in other Australian cities.

As an ANU Law student, you'll learn from leading academics, world-renowned guest lecturers and industry experts from Australia and around the globe. You'll also benefit from real-world learning opportunities that are unique to studying law in the nation’s largest inland city where federal laws and policies are made.

Our location puts you in close proximity to the Federal Parliament, the High Court of Australia and government agencies. You’ll have unparalleled access to legal practitioners, members of the judiciary and government policymakers, many of whom are ANU Law alumni.

In the later years of your degree, you’ll have numerous opportunities to gain real-world experience through field trips, internships and mooting competitions. You can also spend a semester overseas studying in the USA, Europe, or over 130 other locations.

Admission to practice: 

Completing a Juris Doctor and the requisite practical legal training (PLT) qualifies you to practise law anywhere in Australia. You can also practise in some other jurisdictions, including New Zealand, India, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

PLT provides the practical skills and knowledge you’ll need as a legal professional and allows you to be admitted as a lawyer.

Careers: 

This is an internationally-recognised graduate law degree, ideal for those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in another discipline. Whether you’re looking to change or advance your career, the ANU Juris Doctor enables you to be admitted as a legal practitioner in Australia and some other jurisdictions.

Previous graduates from our Juris Doctor program have gone on to work in traditional legal roles, such as a solicitor or barrister, as well as in management, politics, international organisations, public service, commerce and communications.

A Juris Doctor degree from ANU will see you join a prestigious alumni network of over 21,000 professionals in Australia and around the globe.

Fees: 

Tuition fees are calculated based on residency and the program of study. Check the Juris Doctor Programs and Courses webpage to find out more about fees for this degree.

Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available to postgraduate law students to assist with the cost of your studies, including the Freilich Indigenous Student Scholarship in Law.

Visit the ANU Scholarships webpage to see the full range of available scholarships.

Program duration: 

Three years full-time. Up to 10 years part-time.

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Entry to the Juris Doctor program requires a Bachelor degree or international equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7 (any discipline). If you’ve undertaken more than one tertiary qualification, the GPA will be determined by the highest GPA of all completed qualifications. How to apply Domestic postgraduate applications International postgraduate applications
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The ANU Juris Doctor program provides you with the flexibility to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments. Courses are taught in a range of delivery modes, including on-campus, intensive, evening and online.

Some on-campus elective and compulsory courses are also taught in the non-semester teaching periods (summer and winter sessions), giving you more freedom during term time.

Please note that while some later-year electives for the program can be studied online (subject to availability), most compulsory courses in this program are delivered on campus. See here for more information.

Apply: 

To apply for the ANU Juris Doctor, visit the following webpages:

Cross-institutional study

If you’re currently enrolled at another university and wish to complete an individual course at ANU to count towards your degree, you can apply to study at ANU as a cross-institutional student.

Students who have undertaken previous study that is relevant to the JD at ANU, can request to receive course credit. For further information, please see the Credit (Status) Policies and Procedures webpage.

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Master of Laws

Advance your career with a Master of Laws (LLM) from one of the world’s leading law schools.

This postgraduate program is open to both law and non-law graduates. It’s ideal for those looking to deepen their knowledge in a specific area of law and for those who are planning to enter a new area of practice. The program can also be taken by anyone who feels that having legal knowledge would be beneficial to their career, including public policy professionals, regulators and managers.

ANU LLM students can select courses from a range of contemporary topics in law, including information technology, aviation and space, environment and climate, cyber warfare, international security, and human rights.

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Designed to expand knowledge and develop expertise across a range of key areas of law, the Master of Laws offers a globally recognised advanced law degree.

Open to both law and non-law graduates, you can choose from five specialisations: Human Security Law, International Law, New Technologies Law, Private and Commercial Law, and Public Law.  

Program biline: 

The postgraduate law degree that allows you to tailor study to your specific interests

Academic experts: 

ANU is ranked in the top 25 universities in the world for studying law (QS World Rankings by Subject, 2022).

Our academics have particular expertise in constitutional and administrative law, international law, environmental law, governance and national security. Some provide national research leadership on the most important legal, regulatory and governance challenges facing Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

Through our Master of Laws program, you’ll benefit from small group teaching and have many opportunities to interact and engage with academic experts, visiting guest speakers and other students.

Student experience: 

As an ANU Master of Law student, you'll learn from leading academics, world-renowned guest lecturers and industry experts from Australia and around the world. You'll also benefit from real-world learning opportunities that are unique to studying law in the nation’s capital—the city where federal laws and policies are made.

As well as being known for its academic expertise, ANU offers a unique cultural experience that you won’t find in other Australian universities. Canberra itself has been ranked in the top 25 student cities four years in a row.

Our proximity to the High Court of Australia, Commonwealth courts and federal agencies means you’ll have unparalleled access to legal practitioners, members of the judiciary and government policymakers, many of whom are ANU Law alumni.

Careers: 

ANU has the highest level of graduate employability of any Australian university. Our LLM alumni have achieved excellence not just in the area of law, but in international business, diplomacy, politics, public policy, humanitarian aid, banking and finance.

When you graduate with a Master of Laws from ANU, you’ll join a prestigious alumni network of over 21,000 professionals in Australia and around the globe.

Graduates of this program make meaningful contributions in Australia and around the world working as:

  • Associates
  • Barristers
  • Solicitor in private practices
  • Government lawyers
  • In-house counsels
  • Public policy professionals
  • Management consultants
  • Judges
Lyma Nguyen (LLM '11), Criminal law and human rights barrister

Lyma Nguyen (LLM '11)

Criminal law and human rights barrister

Born to a Vietnamese refugee family in Indonesia, Lyma Nguyen (LLM '11) grew up in Brisbane with a commitment to make her services available to those most in need. It was through the legal profession that she found one avenue to carry out this commitment. Since 2007, she has practised law both domestically and internationally, with a focus on criminal and human rights law. From her criminal practice in Darwin to representing victims of the Cambodian genocide at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Lyma has pursued varied and rewarding career experiences since completing her Master of Laws at ANU.

Paul Dziatkowiec (MIntLaw ’05), Project manager at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Paul Dziatkowiec (MIntLaw ’05)

Project manager, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

For 20 years, Paul Dziatkowiec has worked in international diplomacy and peace mediation. After graduating, he joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) where he acquired a priceless grounding in the ‘official’ practice of diplomacy over the course of a decade. His career has taken him to Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, as a peace monitor, followed by a diplomatic posting in Israel. While in the Middle East, he also regularly acted as Australia’s representative to the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah. Later, he assumed the role of deputy ambassador in Kenya (as well as Somalia, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi, among other nations), where he also served as Australia’s deputy representative to the UN, and acted as Australia’s ambassador cumulatively for about a year.

Kirsten Storey (LLM '15), Legal officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Kirsten Storey (LLM '15)

Legal officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Growing up in Toowoomba, Queensland, Kirsten moved to Canberra to undertake her Master of Laws at ANU. Today, she works in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's (DFAT) international law team, which allows her to keep a foot in both of her dream career fields: diplomacy and law. Between 2018 and 2019, Kirsten served as a Judicial Fellow to Ugandan Judge Julia Sebutinde, who since 2012 has been one of three women judges at the International Court of Justice, in The Hague, Netherlands.

Fees: 

Tuition fees are calculated based on residency and the program of study. Check the Master of Laws Programs and courses webpage to find out more about fees for this degree.

Advanced standing (credit)

Students who have completed the ANU Juris Doctor within the last seven years are eligible to receive credit for four elective subjects within the ANU Master of Laws. You can read more about our credit guidelines here and submit your application for advanced standing on this webpage.

Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available to assist with the cost of your studies, including:

Visit the ANU Scholarships webpage to search the full range of opportunities.

Program duration: 

One year full-time. Up to five years part-time.

Entry requirements: 
To study a Master of Laws at ANU, you’ll need one of the following qualifications: Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Juris Doctor, Graduate Certificate of Law, or a Bachelor Degree in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 5.0. Alternatively, you can apply with any of the qualifications listed above, and a minimum GPA of 4.0, plus two years’ relevant professional experience. How to apply Visit the following webpages for more information: Domestic postgraduate applications International postgraduate applications
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Courses are delivered in a range of modes, including full-time, part-time, on-campus, online, evening or intensive. At ANU, you’ll be able to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments.

Whichever option you choose, you’ll be able to take advantage of a teaching approach that combines academic rigour with practical expertise.

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Visit the following pages to apply for the ANU Master of Laws:

Domestic LLM applicants

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One of the many reasons that students choose to study a Master of Laws at ANU is the flexibility of the program. You’ll have the opportunity to specialise in one of the following areas of law:

Alternatively, the flexible curriculum allows you to build your own degree by selecting courses that fit your particular interests and career goals.

To see the full range of courses available, please visit our Programs and courses webpage.

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Graduate Certificate of Law

Exploring both domestic and global contexts, the ANU Graduate Certificate of Law will equip you with an understanding of the role and function of law in a range of topical areas such as technology, human security and the environment.

This program is ideal for those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in another discipline and wish to develop their knowledge of Australian and international legal systems and how laws are created, interpreted and applied.

The Graduate Certificate of Law also provides a pathway to the Master of Laws (LLM) for graduates from non-cognate disciplines.

The Graduate of Certificate of Law offers you the flexibility to study courses from a range of contemporary topics in law including information technology, aviation and space, environment and climate, cyber warfare, international security and human rights.

To see the full range of courses available, please visit Programs and Courses

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The Graduate Certificate of Law is ideal for those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in another discipline and wish to develop their knowledge of Australian and international legal systems and how laws are created, interpreted and applied. 

Choose from a range of contemporary topics in law including information technology, aviation and space, environment and climate, cyber warfare, international security and human rights.

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The Graduate Certificate of Law is ideal for those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in another discipline and wish to develop their knowledge of Australian and international legal systems and how laws are created, interpreted and applied.

Academic experts: 

ANU is ranked in the top 20 in the world for the study of law (QS World Rankings by Subject 2019/20).

Possessing particular expertise in constitutional and administrative law, international law, environmental law, governance and national security, our academic experts provide national research leadership on the most important legal, regulatory and governance challenges facing Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

Small group teaching provides postgraduate law students with increased opportunities to interact and engage with academic experts, visiting guest speakers and other students.

Student experience: 

Ranked in the top 25 Student Cities four years in a row, Canberra offers a different academic and cultural experience to universities located in other Australian capitals.

As an ANU Law student, you'll learn from leading academics, world-renowned guest lecturers and industry experts from Australia and around the world. You'll also benefit from a range of real-world learning opportunities that are unique to studying law in the nation’s capital, the city where federal laws and policies are made. 

Our proximity to the High Court of Australia, Commonwealth courts and federal agencies offers students unparalleled access to legal practitioners, members of the judiciary and government policymakers, many of whom are ANU Law alumni.

Careers: 

Through the Graduate Certificate of Law, you’ll acquire the skills required for success in an increasingly competitive workplace, including the ability to analyse complex problems, conduct high-level research and develop considered legal arguments.

In addition, graduating from ANU Law will see you join a prestigious and highly recognised alumni network of over 21,000 professionals in Australia and around the globe.

Fees: 

Tuition fees are calculated based on residency and the program of study. Check the Graduate Certificate of Law Programs and Courses page to find out more about fees for this degree. 

Program duration: 

6 months full-time. Up to 3 years part-time.

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A Bachelor Degree with a minimum 4 out of 7 GPA. How to apply Domestic postgraduate applications International postgraduate applications  
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Courses are delivered in a range of modes including full-time, part-time, on-campus, online, evening or intensive, offering the ability to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments.

Whichever option you choose, you’ll be able to take advantage of a teaching approach that combines academic rigour with practical expertise.

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Degree specialisations are available in the following areas of law:

Please note this will be available from Semester 1 2022. To see the full range of courses available, please visit Programs and Courses.

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Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team