Monash University Law Chambers

Introduction
Monash University Faculty of Law, or Monash Law School, is the law school of Monash University. Founded in 1963, it is based in Melbourne, Victoria and has campuses in Australia, Malaysia, and Italy. The Faculty of Law is consistently ranked in the top 30 law schools in the world and is among the highest-ranked law schools in Australia. In 2014, it was ranked 16th in the world in the QS World University Rankings. In 2018, it was ranked first in Australia in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Entry to the Bachelor of Laws is highly competitive, with an ATAR score of approximately 98 required for guaranteed entry in 2017.
The Faculty of Law offers a wide variety of degrees, including the Bachelor of Laws (LLB), with which students may combine other degrees as part of a double degree, the Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). It currently has approximately 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students and over 100 professors, lecturers and teaching associates.
The Faculty of Law’s alumni include two Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Victoria, current and former judges of the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of Victoria, Supreme Court of New South Wales, County Court of Victoria and High Court of Hong Kong, distinguished academics and legal scholars, federal and state politicians including two Treasurers of Australia, prominent businesspersons, artists, and media personalities. Currently, a number of senior judicial positions in Victoria, including Chief Justice of Victoria, are occupied by alumni of the Faculty of Law.
When Monash University expanded in the 1990s, the Faculty of Law chose not to extend itself to other campuses. Instead, it chose selectively to use Monash University’s global presence to create new opportunities for international study and research. The result was the establishment and expansion of international collaboration and exchange programs with law schools around the world. Additionally, the Faculty of Law established the Malaysia Program and the Prato Program, allowing its students to complete part of their degrees at the University’s campuses in Malaysia and Tuscany. In 2008, the Faculty of Law announced that it would begin offering a dual Master of Laws with the Washington College of Law the first such program by an Australian law school.
The Faculty of Law has made a name for itself as a dynamic and progressive law school, in a field, which has been criticized for being overly traditional and out-of-touch. It hosts faculty-run Community Legal Centers, staffed by undergraduate law students who may undertake clinical work as part of their degrees. As a result, by the early 1990s, the Faculty of Law’s undergraduate law program was regarded by some in the legal profession as superior to that of its traditional rival, Melbourne Law School.
Today the Law Faculty has over 3,770 undergraduate and postgraduate students and over one hundred academic staff. Entry to the Bachelor of Laws is highly competitive, with an ATAR score of approximately 98 required for guaranteed entry in 2017.
Students can have an area of study like
• Commercial law
• Dispute resolution
• Government law and regulatory practice
• Human rights
• Intellectual property and communications law
• International development
• Workplace and employment law
• Masters Study Programs
• Law Graduates
The Master of Laws is ideal for law graduates seeking in-depth knowledge of a particular area of law, or for those wanting to advance their professional expertise in a current area of practice. With this course, students will learn advanced professional skills and knowledge of law developments, practice, and scholarship of one or more areas of law. This course now offers nine specializations:
• Commercial law
• Dispute resolution
• Government law and regulatory practice
• Human rights law
• Intellectual property and communications law
• International and comparative law
• Law and international development
• Law studies
• Workplace and employment law
Non-law Graduate
These programs provide the students with an opportunity to obtain a specialist qualification in a particular area of the law. It gives a launching pad from which students can pursue their career in:
• Masters of Commercial Law
• Master of Discipline Resolution
• Master of Government law and regulatory practice
• Master of Human Rights Law
• Master of Intellectual property and communications law
• Master of Law and international development
• Master of Workplace and employment law
Student life
The Library at University offers two locations, extensive online and print resources, and knowledgeable and supportive staff. The Library is located on the ground floor of Block 16. The Library provides the resources needed for each program module via its substantial range of print and e-book collections, online databases, and e-journals. Daily local newspapers, magazines, and small fiction and DVD collections are available for student use. There is also a dedicated law library and a silent study area.
Networked color printing, photocopying, and scanning can be done within the Library, in compliance with copyright laws. The University has provided various IT facilities and support services as part of its student learning resources. Students can bring their own laptop/tablet/mobile phone on campus and work in their own space, by easily connecting to the University’s wireless network, and each computer lab is equipped with printers. Other printing, photocopying, and scanning facilities are available in the library. The Centre for Academic Success (CAS) is a dedicated space where students can seek advice and academic support from specialist staff and counselors.

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