School of law

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.

General information


Summer Intensive units for 2018 are as follows:

  • LLB210 Law of Costs – 26th Nov – 30th November 2018 (SUM teaching period), In-Class exam

Winter Intensive units for 2018 are as follows:

  • LLB340 Advanced Criminal Law – 2nd – 6th July 2018 (ST3 teaching period) (exam in Week 5 Sem 2)
  • LLB328 Trial Advocacy - Quota of 45, 9th – 13th July 2018 TBC (Subject to a quota) Register EOI via law@murdoch.edu.au - Not for self-enrolment – No Exam
  • LLB316 Basic Principles of Taxation Law – 9th – 13th July 2018 TBC (ST3 teaching period), Exam in Week 5 Sem 2

Spring Intensive units for 2018 are as follows:

  • LLB397 Mediation (subject to a quota) – 27th – 30th August 2018 (T3 teaching period), Exam in Sem 2 exam period
  • LLB365 Public International Law - 24th 28th September 2018 (T3 teaching period), Exam in Sem 2 exam period

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