Our LLM is designed to provide an advanced level of flexible legal study for both full-time and part-time students. You can study while you work to keep up the momentum or go full-time to get to the next level even faster. Entry to the LLM is available throughout the year providing the flexibility you need to accelerate your career.
The LLM also permits cross-disciplinary study in the form of one or two masters courses (up to 30-points) from another faculty at the University of Auckland. It also provides skills in legal research methodology for those without advanced skills in this area.
With over 30 taught courses to choose from you can concentrate your study in particular areas of specialisation or study a broad range of legal subjects.
The LLM can be undertaken by coursework, research or a combination of both.
Taught (coursework) masters
This programme allows you to study specific areas of law in greater depth and complexity than at an undergraduate level. The programme offers courses that provide detailed analyses of particular areas of law, as well as courses that are more policy-oriented. Each course contains a significant research component, usually in the form of a 12,500-word research essay for 30-point courses. For more detailed information on courses available see our Postgraduate taught courses page.
This programme allows you to conduct in-depth study in an area of personal interest to enhance employment opportunities either professionally or academically. For more detailed information on research see our Postgraduate research options page.
Specialisation is optional but you can choose to have your MLS awarded in one of our six specialisation areas: Corporate and Commercial Law, Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, International Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution or Public Law.
You must complete a minimum of 90 points (made up of approved taught courses, a dissertation, thesis or research portfolio) in one of the six specialisations for the degree to be conferred with an endorsement in that particular area.
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For more information contact our Postgraduate Student Adviser: firstname.lastname@example.org