ADELAIDE LAW SCHOOL

ADELAIDE LAW SCHOOL
POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS 2011

In today’s society, the law reaches into almost every aspect of our lives. The study of law today is more challenging and intellectually adventurous than it has ever been. Roles for law graduates are expanding signif icantly and rapidly.

MASTER OF LAWS

For legal professionals, this program will provide a competitive, high quality and flexible coursework Masters for their extended development. In addition, the program will appeal to those wishing to further develop their scholarly skills in legal research and writing. The program provides access to a range of areas to suit both domestic and international students proceeding directly from undergraduate law study, as well as experienced legal practitioners wishing to specialise in areas of commercial law. The program includes a range of elective courses suited to those with a particular interest in international and comparative law.

COURSES
Advanced Contract Law Anti-Discrimination Law Business Taxation and GST* Comparative Constitutional Law Comparative Corporate Rescue Law Comparative Law* Competition Law: Comparative Perspectives Corporate Governance* Corporations in the Global Age Dissertation* European Business Law* European Union Law Globalisation and the Legal Regulation of Work Government, Business and Regulation* Health and Biotechnology Law* Human Rights: International Perspectives* Income Taxation* Insolvency Law Insurance Law Intellectual Property Law* International Commercial Arbitration* International Criminal Law International Economic Law International Energy Law International Environmental Law* International Financial Regulation International Franchising and the Law* International Humanitarian Law International Trade Law* International Trade Transactions and the Law* Law of Debtor and Creditor Migration Law Mining and Energy Law* Personal Property Security Law* Private International Law Selected Issues in Intellectual Property Law Sport Law Technology, Law and Society* Transitional Justice Transnational Business and Human Rights Transnational Crime and Terrorism* Wine Law Work Relationships and the Law* Workplace Bargaining Offering in 2011*

MASTER OF LAWS PROGRAM STRUCTURE
Program Length
The expected duration of the program is 1 year of full time study.

What is the time commitment?
The Master of Laws is equivalent to one year of full-time study (24 units). It is possible to study the program part-time over two to six years. Seminar-style teaching is employed, with one course usually involving 24 hours of class time. The delivery of courses can vary, with some being taught over a twelve week period with classes in the evenings. Others are taught intensively over two or three weekends, or a single week. Although listed under distinct semesters, courses start continuously throughout the year.

FEES
For 2011, the indicative annual tuition fee for the program is: Masters Domestic Students | 8 courses/12 months Fees: please refer to www.adelaide.edu.au/student/ finance/feepaying/tuition International Students | 8 courses/12 months Fees: AUD $26,250

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POSTGRADUATE BUSINESS LAW

Master of Business Law Graduate Diploma in Business Law Graduate Certificate in Business Law Designed for those seeking a postgraduate degree in business studies with a focus in the law, the Business Law programs provide business professionals with competitive, high quality, and flexible coursework qualifications that expand their current horizon. Participants study challenging areas of commercial law, although completion of a degree does not lead to entry into legal practice. The programs include a range of elective courses suited to those with a particular interest in international and comparative law. The Business Law degrees are ‘nested’ programs, giving students the choice of starting with a Graduate Certificate (4 courses) or Graduate Diploma (8 courses), and then progressing to a Masters (12 courses) if they wish.

Seminar-style teaching is employed, with one course usually involving 24 hours of class time. The delivery of courses can vary, with some being taught over a twelve week period, with classes in the evenings. Others are taught intensively over two or three weekends, or a single week. Although listed under distinct semesters, courses start continuously throughout the year.

FEES
For 2011, the indicative annual tuition fee for the program is: Masters/Graduate Diploma Domestic Students | 8 courses/12 months Fees: please refer to www.adelaide.edu.au/ student/finance/feepaying/tuition International Students | 8 courses/12 months Fees: AUD $26,250 Graduate Certificate Domestic Students | 4 courses/6 months Fees: please refer to www.adelaide.edu.au/ student/finance/feepaying/tuition International Students | 4 courses/6 months Fees: AUD $13,125 Health and Biotechnology Law* Human Rights: International Perspectives* Income Taxation* Insolvency Law Insurance Law Intellectual Property Law* International Commercial Arbitration* International Criminal Law International Economic Law International Energy Law International Environmental Law* International Financial Regulation International Franchising and the Law* International Humanitarian Law International Trade Law* International Trade Transactions and the Law* Law of Debtor and Creditor Legal Aspects of International Business Law Migration Law Mining and Energy Law* Personal Property Security Law* Private International Law Selected Issues in Intellectual Property Law Sport Law Technology, Law and Society* Transitional Justice Transnational Business and Human Rights Transnational Crime and Terrorism* Wine Law Work Relationships and the Law* Workplace Bargaining Offering in 2011*

BUSINESS LAW PROGRAM STRUCTURE
Program Length
The expected duration of the program based on full time study is: • Masters 1.5 years • Graduate Diploma 1 year • Graduate Certificate 0.5 years

COURSES
Foundation Courses
Principles of Australian Law Contractual Relations

What is the time commitment?
The Master of Business Law is equivalent to one and half years of full-time study (36 units). It is possible to study the program part-time over two to eight years. The Graduate Diploma in Business Law is equivalent to one year of full-time study (24 units). It is possible to study the program part-time over two to six years. The Graduate Certificate in Business Law is equivalent to one half year of full-time study (12 units). It is possible to study the program part-time over one to four years.

Electives
Advanced Contract Law Anti-Discrimination Law Business Taxation and GST* Comparative Constitutional Law Comparative Corporate Rescue Law Comparative Law* Competition Law: Comparative Perspectives Corporate Governance* Corporations in the Global Age Dissertation* European Business Law* European Union Law Globalisation and the Legal Regulation of Work Government, Business and Regulation*

MASTER OF COMPARATIVE LAW (ADELAIDE/MANNHEIM)
The Master of Comparative Law degree is conducted jointly by the Schools of Law at the University of Adelaide and the University of Mannheim, Germany. Students spend one semester at Adelaide and one semester at Mannheim and undertake a dissertation at their home institution. The University of Mannheim is one of Germany’s leading universities with 11,000 students enrolled, providing a personal atmosphere. Considered one of the most beautiful universities in Germany, it is located in the baroque palace in the heart of Mannheim – the second largest city in Baden-Wurttemberg, known as the economic and cultural hub of the RhineNeckar triangle. The program enables students to study the different codes of law throughout the world such as common law, civil law and Islamic law. It also enables Australian students to obtain a more detailed understanding of the legal framework of the European Union. The entire program is conducted in English. In Adelaide seminar-style teaching is employed, with one course usually involving 24 hours of class time. The delivery of courses can vary, with some being taught over a twelve week period (often in the evenings). Others are taught intensively over two or three weekends, or a single week. Courses are listed under semesters to give an indication of the part of the year in which they are taught. Competition Law: Comparative Perspectives Corporate Governance Corporate Governance and Securities Regulation: International and Comparative Perspectives Corporations in the Global Age European Business Law* European Union Law Globalisation and the Legal Regulation of Work Government, Business and Regulation* Health and Biotechnology Law* Human Rights: International Perspectives Human Rights Internship Program Income Taxation* Insolvency Law Insurance Law Intellectual Property Law* International Commercial Arbitration* International Criminal Law International Economic Law International Energy Law International Environmental Law* International Financial Regulations International Franchising and the Law* International Humanitarian Law International Trade Law* International Trade Transactions and the Law* Law of Debtor and Creditor Migration Law Mining and Energy Law* Personal Property Security Law* Perspectives on Property and Society Private International Law Selected Issues in Intellectual Property Law Sport Law Technology, Law and Society* Transitional Justice Transnational Business and Human Rights Transnational Crime and Terrorism* Wine Law Work Relationships and the Law* Workplace Bargaining Offering in 2011*

FEES
For 2011, the indicative annual tuition fee for the program is: Masters Domestic Students | 8 courses per annum Fees: please refer to www.adelaide.edu.au/ student/finance/feepaying/tuition International Students | 8 courses per annum Fees: AUD $26,250

COURSES
Foundation Courses
Comparative Law Dissertation (MCL)

COMPARATIVE LAW PROGRAM STRUCTURE
Program Length
The expected duration of the program is 1.25 years of full time study.

Mannheim Courses
Students will spend four months of study (September to December) at the University of Mannheim. Courses offered at Mannheim are streamed into a range of areas, including International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, European Law, International Business Transactions and Insurance Law. All students must complete 20 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) points which will include Comparative Law (Mannheim) 4 ECTS points, 12 ECTS from a discipline stream and a 4 ECTS Mannheim Law Elective course.

What is the time commitment?
The Master of Comparative Law is equivalent to one and one quarter years of full-time study (30 units). It is possible to study the program part-time over two to five years.

Adelaide Electives
Advanced Contract Law Anti-Discrimination Law Business Taxation and GST* Comparative Constitutional Law Comparative Corporate Rescue Law

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY/ MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY IN LAW
The University of Adelaide is part of the ‘Group of Eight’- the most prestigious and research intensive universities in Australia. As part of this tradition in excellence, Adelaide Law School has earned its reputation as an international leader in legal research. For over 120 years Adelaide Law School has been a leader in producing outstanding research and legal scholars with international reputations. PhD candidates work towards a highly prized qualification from an institution with a superior reputation which can offer a high level of personal, quality academic supervision. Our PhD students are an integral part of the intellectual life of the Law School and are solidly supported with outstanding facilities, resources, and expert academic supervision and assistance.

The Adelaide Law School has strengths in the following areas:
Administrative Law Anti-discrimination Law Comparative Law Constitutional Law Contract Law Corporate Law Criminal Law and Procedure Criminology Employment and Labour Law Energy Law Environmental Planning and Natural Resources Law Equity and Trusts Feminist Legal Theory Human Rights Insolvency Law International Law Law of Evidence Law of Torts Legal History Legal Philosophy Medical Law and Ethics Property Law and Theory Restitution Law

FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Research scholarships are the primary source of financial support for our full-time PhD students. In addition to Australian Postgraduate Awards (tax-free Commonwealth government scholarships for research students), PhD students can also apply for the prestigious FA & MF Joyner Scholarship in Law. Additionally, the Zelling-Gray Scholarship in Law has been established to encourage postgraduate study in any one or more of constitutional law, administrative law, commercial law, legal history, law reform or comparative law. For more information about financial support: www.adelaide.edu.au/ graduatecentre/scholarships/postgrad/pgresearch

Program Length
The expected duration of the program based on full time study is: • Master of Philosophy 1-2 years • Doctor of Philosophy 2-4 years

Entry Requirements
The minimum entry requirements for both Local and International applicants are: Doctor of Philosophy Relevant Honours degree of Bachelor of at least IIA standard or equivalent or a degree of Master from the University of Adelaide or equivalent and which contains a substantial research component. Master of Philosophy Relevant Bachelor degree at distinction average or higher, or equivalent.
For more information on research at the Law School: T: + 61 8 83034020 E: pglaw@adelaide.edu.au www.law.adelaide.edu.au/research/

FEES
Local students All commencing higher degree by research places for Australian residents are funded by the Australian Government under the Research Training Scheme. International Students $25,000/year in 2011.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
The minimum entry requirements are the satisfactory completion of an undergraduate Law degree or the equivalent from a recognised higher education institution, except in the case of the Business Law Program, this must be a degree in Laws.

Local
Applications for the Master of Laws and Master of Business Law are made online via SATAC’s GradStart website: www.satac.edu.au Applications for the Master of Comparative Law are made online via SATAC’s GradStart website: www.satac.edu.au

International
Information for International Applicants can be found at: www.international.adelaide.edu.au/ Specific information on how to apply can be found at: www.international.adelaide.edu.au/apply/

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Assistance for Domestic Students may be sought via the Australian Government’s FEE-HELP scheme for local students. Further information can be found at: Higher Education for Students in Australia Going to Uni www.goingtouni.gov.au/ Higher Education Loan Program FEE-HELP & OS-HELP www.backingaustraliasfuture.gov.au/fact_sheets/6.htm

POSTGRADUATE COURSEWORK SCHOLARSHIPS
www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre scholarships/postgrad/ pgcoursewk.html For further information: www.law.adelaide.edu.au/degrees or contact: +61 8 8303 4020 pglaw@adelaide.edu.au

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DISCLAIMER
The information contained in this publication is correct at the time of printing but may be subject to change without notice. With an aim to continual improvement the University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. As a result, the specific courses available to students may vary from year to year. The University of Adelaide assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided by third parties.
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