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Murdoch Law School Intensive Offerings

During the winter, spring and summer breaks, the School of Law offers a suite of intensively taught specified law elective units. Distinguished visiting lecturers from interstate and overseas generally teach these units. The unit content taught intensively over 1 week, followed by 5-6 weeks of indendent learning and the completion of assessment items.

Students should check the LMS site in advance of each unit’s commencement for information on any pre-reading that may be recommended.

Units on offer

Summer Intensive units for 2018 are as follows:

  • LLB210 Law of Costs – 26th – 30th November 2018 (SUM teaching period), In-Class exam
  • LLB372 Occupational Health & Safety Law - 3rd - 7th December 2018 (SUM Teaching period), exam in January 2019

2019 Intensive Units

Summer Intensives Jan/Feb 2019 – Enrolments Open in November 2018

  • LLB391 ADR – dates to be confirmed
  • LLB209 Sports Law – 29th, 30th, 31st January and 1st February 2019

Electives running over Semester 1 2019

  • LLB356 Sustainability and Environmental Law – 25th - 29th March 2019 (evening lectures Mon – Thurs 5:30pm - 9:30pm , all day Friday)
  • LLB201 Policing & Crime Prevention
  • LLB203 Indigenous People and the Law
  • LLB301 Internships (WIL) Not for self-enrolment
  • LLB316 Basic Principles of Taxation Law
  • LLB386 Family Law Clinic (subject to a quota) Not for self-enrolment
  • LLB387 Human Rights Law Clinic (subject to a quota) Not for self-enrolment
  • LLB390 Clinical Legal Education (subject to a quota) Not for self-enrolment
  • LLB332 Commercial Law
  • LLB335 Mining & Natural Resources Law (evening lectures)
  • LLB363 Employment Relations Law
  • LLB389 Psychology and Law
  • LLB393 Law in the Community (Street Law)

Winter/Spring Intensives (exams held in Non-teaching week in August) 2019

  • LLB392 Oil & Gas Law 1st – 5th July 2019
  • LLB328 Trial Advocacy – 8th – 12th July 2019 TBC (Subject to a quota) Register EOI via law@murdoch.edu.au - Not for self-enrolment – No Exam

(Exam held during the normal exam period in November) 2019

  • LLB397 Mediation (subject to a quota) – 26th – 29th August 2019
  • LLB365 Public International Law – 23rd – 27th September 2019
  • BSL391/LEG391 Alternative Dispute Resolution – 23rd – 27th September 2019 (not for LLB Students)

Electives running over Semester 2

  • LLB301 Internship (WIL) Not for self-enrolment
  • LLB314 Introduction to Mooting
  • LLB317 Advanced Taxation Law (TBC)
  • LLB323 Social & Welfare Law
  • LLB329 Construction Law
  • LLB339 Shipping & Admiralty Law
  • LLB370 Family Law
  • LLB386 Family Law Clinic (subject to a quota) Not for self-enrolment
  • LLB387 Human Rights Law Clinic (subject to a quota) Not for self-enrolment
  • LLB390 Clinical Legal Education (subject to a quota) Not for self-enrolment
  • LLB393 Law in the Community (Street Law)

Summer Intensives running Nov/Dec 2019

  • LLB210 Law of Costs – 25th – 29th November 2019
  • LLB207 IP – Regulating Innovation and Creativity – 5th, 6th, 9th & 10th December (no lectures on the weekend)

General information

All units are subject to minimum numbers and Murdoch University reserves the right to cancel a unit should these minimum numbers not be met.

You can view a full list of specified elective units available, including prerequisites in the online University Handbook

Cross Institutional enrolments are welcome. Cross-Institutional Enrolment applications must be received by the School no later than four weeks prior to the commencement of the unit.

Application Forms for Cross-Institutional Enrolments can be downloaded here

These units are 3 credit point units and entail 24 contact hours and require a minimum of 150 hours of work from students (including face-to-face teaching), followed by a minimum of five weeks for private study and completion of assessment items.

Murdoch students are advised that if the census date for a summer intensive unit falls in 2018 then that summer unit will count towards their Semester 1, 2019 enrolment load. Students taking summer units with census dates in 2019 and then continuing on to a full-time load in first semester will need to seek approval from the Academic Chair to overload.

Timetabling information will be published on the University’s main timetable page as it is finalised, however students should plan to be available all day over the entire date range, including the weekend if necessary.

Unit Results

If a winter/spring intensive is your last unit before graduating, please be aware that results may not be processed in time to allow you to participate in the September graduation ceremony.

If a summer intensive is your last unit before graduating, please be aware that results may not be processed in time to allow you to participate in the February/March graduation ceremony.

Although students completing their degrees in summer can have their degrees conferred individually, it must be noted that the School can give no assurances that results will be finalised by a stipulated time. Visiting faculty are asked to return results promptly, however as a guide, students should allow approximately six weeks following the submission of final assessments for results to be available.

Further Information

For further information, please contact:

School of Law
Murdoch University
MURDOCH WA 6150
Tel: +61 8 9360 6050

E-mail: law@murdoch.edu.au