MASTER OF LAwS (LLM)
POSTGRaDUaTE COURSE GUIDE 2011
Classes scheduled to minimise
disruption to work commitments.
LLm offered part-time or full-time.
UTS haymarket Campus - convenient,
and close to public transport.
Free wireless internet access,
multimedia lecture theatres and
exclusive computer labs.
master of Laws graduate
iNTerNATioNAL LAw CorPorATe ANd iNTeLLeCTUAL ProPerTY
International Law allows you to examine CommerCiAL LAw The rise of the information economy -
the ideals and promises of human rights Market crashes and corporate collapses. the age of ideas - has created new areas of
jurisprudence, interrogate the effectiveness The rise of multinationals wielding law to keep pace. Intellectual Property
of existing financial market regulation, global influence and yet too often hitting covers the broad canvas of such rights,
explore the inner workings of international the headlines, accused of scandal and including trade marks, patents, designs and
criminal courts or cross-border intellectual questionable ethics. These are challenging copyrights, as well as issues of infringement.
property law. These diverse areas of law all times for corporate and commercial law. As a rapidly developing area of law, this
have international dimensions. The subjects Imbued with a distinctively international specialisation offers students a critical
offered in the international law specialisation focus, this specialisation will explore grounding in the foundations of Intellectual
provide students with transnational expertise. and critique current controversies, Property key issues such as piracy,
advance an understanding of law and infringement, international trade agreements
“The study of law should be about the and cultural heritage.
emphasise improvement in regulation,
study of social, political and philosophical
policy and practice.
problems associated with law and legal “Intellectual Property is an area of such
institutions rather than merely one of rules “Corporate governance is highly global. global significance, especially with respect
and enforceable obligations. Law is merely The us model - with its strong shareholder to trade. Constantly, we are seeing how IP
one – albeit pervasive – response to social value focus - has been growing in influence has caused a revolution in international law.
issues, and consequently there are always in europe and asia. This convergence has studying at a postgraduate level provides an
alternative approaches to solving problems.” been driven by investment pressure as excellent opportunity to deeply investigate
Dr Roberto buonamano much as by logic. Regulation has often been current issues and look at the big picture.
area of expertise: Human Rights Law through facilitation rather than oversight. It’s the big picture that ultimately counts.”
“In recent times we have witnessed the With the financial crisis the tide may be Professor natalie stoianoff,
increased relevance to legal work of turning. This is an important time to address IP Program Director
area of expertise: Patent Law and International
globalisation, global issues and global these issues.” Intellectual Property Law
solutions. This means it is likely that lawyers sir gerard brennan Professor Paul Redmond
today will have professional responsibility area of expertise: Corporate Law and “uTs has gathered a critical mass of notable
over matters containing some international Corporate governance Intellectual Property academics, making uTs
issue or an international perspective “Remedies under the Trade Practices act very much the place to be in this area.”
that will impact upon the local remedy are more far-reaching than those under the Dr alpana Roy
of the problem. We are thus seeing how general law, and impact very significantly area of expertise: Intellectual Property Law
international legal perspectives can affect on the contracts people enter. Part 5 of
even matters that are ‘domestic’ in nature. the Trade Practices act 1974 (Cth) seeks
To be able to understand and resolve to outlaw unfair trading practices and give 2011 Subjects
locally generated problems, lawyers now greater balance between the rights of
need an understanding of perspectives, consumers vis a vis business people in a way 78183 Global Aspects of Intellectual Property
norms and institutions from outside the that contract law may not.” Law
national jurisdiction.” geoff Moore, barrister and senior Lecturer 78185 Intellectual Property: Law and Policy
Dr stathis n. Palassis area of expertise: Deceptive Trade Practices 78187 Intellectual Property and Traditional
area of expertise: Maritime and environmental Law Knowledge
78190 Patent Law
2011 Subjects 78191 Patent Systems
78108 Globalisation and International 78192 Trade Marks Law
78108 Globalisation and International Economic Law 78193 Trade Marks Practice
Economic Law 78110 Banking and Finance Law 78194 Designs Law and Practice
78151 Human Rights Law 78112 Securities Regulation 78195 Copyright Law
78152 International Commercial Transactions 78119 Commercial Arbitration (Domestic) 78100 Postgraduate Legal Research
78155 International Environmental Law: 78123 Deceptive Trade Practices
Policy and Implementation
78161 Global Governance and Social Justice
78159 Rights and Obligations in the
78172 Dispute Resolution in Civil Practice
International Legal System
78174 Mediation Practice
78161 Global Governance and Social Justice
78183 Global Aspects of Intellectual Property
Law 78176 workplace Dispute Resolution
78202 International Development Law 78196 Insurance Law
78100 Postgraduate Legal Research 78100 Postgraduate Legal Research
ADDRESSING GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN
SOCIAL AND REGULATORy POLICy
heALTh LAw ANd PoLiCY FAmiLY LAw ANd diSPUTe LAw ANd regULATioN
The Health and Law Policy specialisation reSoLUTioN Think of Law and Regulation as
engages new and expanding fields crossing Family law is a dynamic area in Australia, meta-law: a way of understanding how
medicine, ethics and biomedical law. entailing near-constant reform to regulation emerges, the powers at play,
This provides students with cutting edge legislation and to the dispute resolution the stakeholders in conflict, and the
knowledge of legal and other regulatory processes that surround it. This founding philosophies underpinning it. The
aspects of the contemporary health care specialisation offers a range of subjects specialisation considers law and regulation
environment. This includes cloning, animal, on a rolling basis to update and refresh theory and the special place of law in
plant and human experimentation as well practitioners in this challenging area of regulation. It also provides an opportunity
as those interested or involved with current legal practice. Many of these units will to focus on hot topics such as the
systems of health care regulation. be offered on an intensive basis. The regulation of reproductive technologies,
specialisation also offers theoretical emission trading or telecommunications.
“Law has a role in society that is more than This specialisation offers a rare
and policy-based subjects of interest to
the sum of its parts. If we lost sight of that, opportunity to consider the fundamental
students with a more general interest in
then we are in danger. Through my teaching, basis for making and shaping regulation,
family law issues, including those working
I would like to help people reflect on the and how law and regulation affect the day-
in social and family policy and those
impact and ethical issues of law. I like to to-day life of modern society.
considering pursuing a research degree
leave people with the sensation that law is
in the area. The Dispute Resolution
one option - but it's not the only option.” “australia leads the way in regulatory theory
subjects in particular offer practical skills-
a/Professor anita stuhmcke and its innovative practice. People have come
area of expertise: biomedical Law and bioethics to realise that it is not ‘regulation’ versus
“Health law and administration is significant “uTs has a unique role in higher education ‘deregulation’ but the form of regulation,
in scope and growing. bigger picture issues because we are committed to excellence in and the processes and strategies involved in
are now emerging – like a high level policy teaching, innovative cutting edge research ensuring good regulation.”
response to the hospital crisis.” and real world results for what we do.” a/Professor Rocque Reynolds
area of expertise: Intellectual Property Regulation
Leanne Houston, Lecturer Professor jenni Millbank
area of expertise: Law and Medicine area of expertise: Family Relationships and “Traditional approaches to broadcasting
Reproductive Rights regulation are under threat as the media
“alternatve Dispute Resolution, which is landscape changes. no longer is it
now strongly supported at the Federal level, possible to divide neatly the sector into
provides a holistic approach, knowing that print, television, and radio, and regulate
78127 Advanced Mediation your personal beliefs and values are just as accordingly. new forms of media delivery are
78144 Contemporary Issues in Health Law important as your legal rights. a new kind changing not only how we access content
of lawyer is emerging, who understands but the very nature of the content. These
78148 Law and Medicine changes produce regulatory inconsistencies
advocacy can be more than going to court
78149 Law and Mental Health – it’s about process pluralism.” and vacuums, and challenge traditional
78100 Postgraduate Legal Research Marilyn scott, senior Lecturer assumptions about broadcasting regulation.
area of expertise: Dispute Resolution Interactive media, user-generated content
and social networking sites distort traditional
media roles, and blur the lines between
public and private space.”
Professor Lesley Hitchens
78127 Advanced Mediation area of expertise: Communications and Media Law
78134 Current Issues in Family Law “Internationally, the telecommunications
78136 Dispute Resolution industry has so many overlapping, conflicting
regulations that the law is full of grey areas.”
Dr grace Li
78139 Family Dispute Resolution area of expertise: Telecommunications Law
78174 Mediation Practice
78100 Postgraduate Legal Research 2011 Subjects
78161 Global Governance and Social Justice
78163 Law and Regulation
78165 Media and Entertainment Law and
78177 Converging Media Industries:
78100 Postgraduate Legal Research
CoNTACT hoUrS TimeTAbLe PAThwAY To doCTorATe
as a guideline an LLM subject (intensive The official uTs autumn and spring students in this course may apply for
or weekly format) requires attendance of Timetable is released online mid-november admission into the Doctor of juridical
around 30 hours over a 14-week semester. each year for timetable information for the science (sjD) (C02027) after completion of
80% of LLM subjects are offered in intensive following academic year. This allows you to 48 credit points of options. sjD applicants
mode, generally 4 full days, e.g. 2 Fridays / search for subjects and plan your semesters. must provide satisfactory evidence of their
2 saturdays or 4 Thursdays. Intensive mode not all subjects in each major are offered ability to undertake advanced research
offers busy professionals the opportunity to each year but will be offered within a appropriate to a doctoral program.
attend classes in a concentrated time. 2 year cycle. Candidates do not take out the Master of
The remaining subjects are offered either by: Laws, rather subjects undertaken within the
ASSeSSmeNT Masters are applied towards the sjD.
> Traditional weekly class format
LLM assessment varies from subject to
(3-4 hours per class). Where possible
subject, between research work, class ComPULSorY ComPoNeNTS
these are scheduled in the evening or
participation, essays, assignments, all students must undertake the subject
concentrated over 7-8 weeks of morning
seminar/tutorial presentations, take home 78100 Postgraduate Legal Research
or afternoon classes.
examinations or a viva voce. students will be within the course to develop the inter-
> Wholly online and require no on-campus
advised of the official assessment criteria in disciplinary research skills needed for career
the first week of a semester when subject progression. This subject can
students are expected to attend a minimum outlines are provided in class or made be included in any of the majors or
of 75% of all classes for all subjects. available online. choice blocks.
Teaching hours for on-campus classes are all written assignments should follow the students from a non-common law
between the hours of 9:00am and 9:00pm. uts:law guide to written Communication background are also required to enrol in the
evening classes generally commence at which is available to download from our subject 78103 Common Law Legal Traditions
5:00pm and finish by 9:00pm. website. an assignment cover sheet must be in their first semester of study. This subject
attached to all submitted work. is offered every semester.
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To assist you in planning your study program, as of july 2010. The university reserves the right to alter
full subject lists and descriptions are any matter described in this brochure without notice.
available for all coursework programs
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master of laws (LLM)
DesigneD for law graDuates
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> Corporate and Commercial Law
> Health Law and Policy
> International Law
> Law and Regulation
> Family Law and Dispute Resolution
> Intellectual Property
HonouRs anD DoubLe MajoRs avaILabLe
shape your future
CoUrSe STrUCTUre 2011 ACAdemiC YeAr modeS oF STUdY
Students undertake six subjects (totalling The academic year is divided into two The LLM is offered in both part-time and
48 credit points). Students may choose to main semesters, Autumn Semester and full-time study modes. Part-time study refers
undertake one or two majors by completing Spring Semester. Summer Session offers to a ‘reduced’ semester load. Both part-time
at least three subjects (24 credit points) the optional opportunity to accelerate your and full-time students will need to be able
within the area of the major. Students may course by undertaking up to two subjects in to attend day, evening and weekend classes
also choose not to major in a particular area intensive mode. as timetabled.
and instead choose six subjects from across Autumn Semester:
all major areas. 28 February 2011 - 10 June 2011 hoNoUrS
To qualify for honours in the Master of
AdmiSSioN reqUiremeNTS 01 August 2011 - 11 November 2011
Laws, candidates must attain a minimum
Applicants require a Bachelor of Laws average mark of 80 per cent across all
Summer Session: subjects attempted.
degree, Juris Doctor or equivalent.
December 2011 - February 2012
Completion of this qualification does not
guarantee entry into this course. Offers are
based upon academic merit and are made on
a competitive basis.
engage. eDuCate. empower
These words guide our efforts to equip graduates with the
essential skills required of top-tier, critical-thinking, socially-responsible legal
professionals. The uTs LLM specialisations have been developed in response
to the evolving needs of legal practice and the broader regulatory environment.
We encourage all our students to take their place as leaders in a changing world.
Professor Jill mcKeough
UTS Faculty of Law
mAJor/doUbLe APPLiCATioN deAdLiNeS SChoLArShiPS & AwArdS
mAJor reSTriCTioNS Autumn Semester international Scholarships
Students who are required to undertake Australian Citizens & Permanent Residents Two $5,000 scholarships are offered in each
78103 Common Law Legal Traditions are not - 31 January academic year to new Master of Laws (LLM)
eligible to undertake a double major. International Students international students.
- 15 December merit Award
To satisfy the requirements of the Family
Law and Dispute Resolution major, students Spring Semester The Rosalind Dubs Excellence Award of
must complete the subject 78136 Dispute Australian Citizens & Permanent Residents $2,000 is made annually to a new Master of
Resolution and include one Family Law - 30 June Laws (LLM) student who is undertaking one
subject in their subject choice. International Students or more subjects from the Corporate and
- 15 June Commercial specialisation.
how To APPLY Full details and application information is
Australian Citizens & 2011 FeeS available on our website.
Permanent residents $19,100 Australian Citizens &
Applications are lodged via the Permanent Residents eNroLmeNT
Universities Admission Centre. $23,860 International Students All classes have enrolment quotas. Once
www.uac.edu.au Note: Fees are charged at the rates set for the year you are made an offer it is important that
enrolled per subject and are increased annually. you accept your offer and enrol as soon as
Applications are lodged via the possible to secure your preferences.
UTS International Office. Fee-heLP
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