Why Monash Legal Studies?

Why study Legal Studies at Monash?

A vibrant law school in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD

At Monash Law, we believe it’s important students stay in close contact with their sector, their networks and their profession. That’s why our Master of Legal Studies program is taught at our dedicated postgraduate centre in the heart of Melbourne’s legal and commercial precincts.

Every student is encouraged to participate in partnerships with industry and the legal profession to help take their legal career to the next level.

A history of excellence

Monash University is ranked in the top one per cent of world universities according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 and we’re a member of the prestigious Group of Eight Universities here in Australia.

The Monash Master of Legal Studies is designed to help experienced professionals who don’t have any legal qualifications tap into this expertise so they become tomorrow’s leaders.

Our academics are experts in their fields and include many current and former legal practitioners with real world experience in corporate and government. So, whether you choose to study towards one of our nine specialisations or for a generalist degree, you know you’ll be taught by the best.

You’ll also learn alongside the best: Monash graduates command many of the best corporate and legal roles around the globe. Drawn from a range of backgrounds and experiences, they’ll enrich and challenge your knowledge, insights and ideas.

A global, progressive outlook

We combine our close links to the corporate and legal worlds with an international outlook. Through collaborations in Australia and overseas, we engage closely with high-calibre industry professionals and partner universities.

At Monash, we believe in the need to educate students for tomorrow’s commercial and regulatory landscape as well as today’s. That’s why we offer a specialisation in Technology and Innovation. It’s also why we host Melbourne’s Global Legal Hackathon.

Academic excellence meets state-of-the-art facilities.

Monash students have access to the very best learning facilities, thanks to a recent $16 million refurbishment of our law school. The centrepiece of this is a functional moot court - the first of its kind in Australasia - that’s designed to help students develop the practical skills they need to argue persuasively and convincingly.

With mediation rooms, sophisticated technology-driven learning spaces and a public oration forum, our facilities provide a superb forum for learning, research, teaching and debate. They also help attract prominent industry partners and academics, who want to engage with the best students in the most dynamic surrounds.