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Course Duration: Minimum
2 yrs, Maximum
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A Master of Laws (LLM) research degree enables a candidate to undertake a program of research and advanced study in a specialist field. The research takes place over 2 years of study or equivalent part-time and normally results in a thesis or equivalent of around 50-60,000 words (depending on the discipline), written in English.
LLM degrees in the Faculty of Law are available in many different aspects of the law. The research topic will reflect the candidates' own interests and the research expertise of their supervisors. Further information on the research areas of supervisors in Law is available from the Web Access Research Portal (WARP) site. Areas of particular research expertise within the Faculty include:
criminal law and criminology; law and ethics of healthcare and biotechnology; intellectual property law; administrative and constitutional law; environmental law; and various aspects of international law.
As the Faculty of Law is based in Hobart, LLM candidates should expect to spend most of their time at the Hobart campus.
In addition to academic career, Law LLM graduates are highly valued in a broad array of other professions, including: legal practice; the public sector; in house counsel positions in industry; and politics. .