Graduate Diploma of Laws

Macquarie University

The Graduate Diploma of Laws is available to non-lawyers. It provides focused foundational knowledge and training of skills to prepare for further postgraduate study in law, or to provide training for individuals in allied professional fields such as in government, advocacy, or management or compliance roles in private and commercial settings. The level of preparation in the Diploma is more extensive than the Graduate Certificate of Laws as it requires students to complete additional electives, thereby enhancing their experience, focus, knowledge and capacity in a range of legal subjects. Completion of the Graduate Diploma of Laws enables students to articulate into further post-graduate level study (Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, Master of International Trade and Commerce Law or Master of International Law, Governance and Public Policy). KEY FEATURES Demonstrate understanding of foundational concepts and skills necessary for further study in law at a postgraduate level Develop appreciation of the broader context to which law and legal principles operate in an interdisciplinary, international and comparative perspective Apply advanced critical thinking and judgment in the recognition and resolution of legal problems Apply legal research and analytical skills to the identification of legal issues and resolution of specific legal problems Communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written forms to specialist and generalist audiences Demonstrate the capacity for self-directed learning necessary for postgraduate study in law SUITABLE FOR Any non-law graduate who wishes to develop knowledge and skills for further postgraduate study in law, or who works in a non-law environment.

At a Glance

Course level Postgraduate
CRICOS Code 083763C
Institution Name Macquarie University
Campus Location North Ryde
Institution Type University
Course Duration 1 year
Course University Macquarie University

About Macquarie University

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today our pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.

 

Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world* and within the top 10 in Australia.Our research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Our academics are at the forefront of innovation and, as accomplished researchers, we are embracing the opportunity to tackle the big issues of our time.

 

Led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton, Macquarie is home to five faculties. The fifth and newest – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – was formed in 2014. We are also home to some of Australia’s most exceptional facilities – hubs of innovation that unite our students, researchers, academics and partners to achieve extraordinary things.The Macquarie story,Our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples,Strategy and initiatives Governance,Faculties and departments,Offices and units Job opportunities Our campus Campus services and facilities News and events Contacts and maps.

 

 

  • Research
    The world is a big place. Its challenges are many and they are often complex. But for every challenge there is a solution, growing in somebody’s mind. Macquarie University was founded with a distinct purpose: to bring pioneering minds together and free them from traditional boundaries. To invite perspectives that had previously gone unheard. And together, boldly imagine new ways of thinking. With an enviable reputation for research excellence and a driving desire to produce solutions with real-world impact, our discoveries are paving the way to a brighter future.
  • Connect
    The history, achievements and ambitions of Macquarie University are quite remarkable – we are a university like no other. Recognised globally for our excellence in key research disciplines and innovation, our many and varied partners enjoy a valuable place on our team. We’re home to some of Australia’s most exceptional facilities. Working with our partners, we foster a climate where collaboration thrives in the search for breakthrough discoveries that can have truly life-changing outcomes and benefit the world in which we live. With a long history of highly productive and collaborative relationships with communities, government, academic peers and organisations of all sizes – all of whom share our desire for discovery – Macquarie provides our partners with education, research partnerships, and connections to world-leading researchers, world class faculty and students.Connect with us and discover more at Macquarie.
  • Governance

    Macquarie University is made up of a Council, Professors and Academic Staff, graduates and students.
    Responsibilities and functions are bestowed upon specific groups under The Macquarie University Act 1989 and the Macquarie University By-law 2005. This is to ensure the University can achieve its stated goals: to promote scholarship, research, free inquiry, the interaction of research and teaching, and academic excellence.

  • Library
    Macquarie University library provides access to millions of print and electronic resources. It features group and quiet study areas; computers, printers and copiers; presentation practice pods; a café; and high-tech robotic cranes that deliver your books in minutes.
  • Hospitals and Clinics
    Macquarie is pioneering health and wellness, with Australia’s first and only private, not-for-profit hospital on a university campus. We apply the latest research discoveries in treatment via our on-campus clinics, to support a healthier, happier community.

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