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Our flagship Master of Laws (LLM) gets you on the right career trajectory


11 May 2017

From advisory and tax services to social justice to private legal practice to human rights, its highly flexible delivery modes and diverse unit of study choice make it an ideal qualification to equip you for a wide array of industries.
From advisory and tax services to social justice to private legal practice to human rights, its highly flexible delivery modes and diverse unit of study choice make it an ideal qualification to equip you for a wide array of industries.

Our leading Master of Laws (LLM) imparts the necessary knowledge and expertise to get your career moving forward.

From advisory and tax services to social justice to private legal practice to human rights, its highly flexible delivery modes and diverse unit of study choice make it an ideal qualification to equip you for a wide array of industries.

Harish Ekambareshwar, Senior Manager, PWC - Master of Laws (LLM) ‘16

Harish Ekambareshwar, Senior Manager, PWC - Master of Laws (LLM) ‘16
Harish Ekambareshwar, Senior Manager, PWC - Master of Laws (LLM) ‘16

Harish said he enrolled in the LLM to further his technical expertise in particular areas of law.

“I have found the Sydney LLM not only to be academically challenging, but also incredibly useful to the daily practice of law,” he said.

“Units are taught by experts in their respective fields - not only academics, but also senior barristers, legal practitioners and foreign legal professionals.

“This makes the subject matter incredibly versatile - the units not only contain comprehensive and detailed content, but lecturers bring extensive practical knowledge and background to their teaching.”

Amanda Alford, Director, Policy & Advocacy at National Association of Community Legal Centres - Master of Laws (LLM) ‘14

Amanda Alford, Director, Policy & Advocacy at National Association of Community Legal Centres - Master of Laws (LLM) ‘14
Amanda Alford, Director, Policy & Advocacy at National Association of Community Legal Centres - Master of Laws (LLM) ‘14

Amanda said the LLM provided her with an opportunity to combine her professional experience and interest with her desire to undertake further in-depth study in international human rights law and employment and anti-discrimination law.

“The LLM has further developed my research, writing and advocacy skills and provides an excellent academic foundation for my career,” she said.

“The combination of the broad array of subjects; expertise of the academic staff; and broader opportunities for academic engagement through Sydney Law School have made the experience a fulfilling one both personally and professionally.”

Frances Leitch, Solicitor, King & Wood Mallesons - Master of Laws (LLM) - current student.

Frances Leitch, Solicitor, King & Wood Mallesons - Master of Laws (LLM) - current student
Frances Leitch, Solicitor, King & Wood Mallesons - Master of Laws (LLM) - current student

Frances said she enrolled in the LLM to build up her technical expertise and to hopefully develop a more specialised practice.

“I have found it to be a refreshing experience to go back to university to consolidate and develop my learning by being academically engaged and challenged,” she said.

“There is a wide range of units to choose from which are exciting, practical and engaging, including overseas units, comparative law units and those which are taught by practitioners and experts from foreign jurisdictions.”

Karolina Sibirzeff, Association of Defence Counsel Practicing before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia - Master of Laws (LLM) - ‘16

Karolina Sibirzeff, Association of Defence Counsel Practicing before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia - Master of Laws (LLM) - ‘16
Karolina Sibirzeff, Association of Defence Counsel Practicing before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia - Master of Laws (LLM) - ‘16

Originally from Sweden, Karolina recently successfully sat for the New York Bar and said she choose the Sydney LLM because of the Law School’s fantastic reputation and its high international ranking.

“The LLM offered a great variety of units within the areas of law I wanted to specialise in,” she said.

“Having so many to choose from, I could design my degree to fit both my needs and interests.”

Pathway options

If you do not wish to commit to a full Master's program, but have a law degree and are interested in studying our coursework units, you may want to consider our Graduate Diploma in Law (GradDipLaw).

In line with our flexible learning policy, you may transfer to the Master of Laws (LLM) if you wish to undertake further study.

Scholarship opportunities

Apply for our Scholarship Program, worth a combined total value of $370,000 and have your course fees subsidised.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Consider Professional Plus+ which gives you the opportunity to sample postgraduate units at a reduced rate and collect Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

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