Elective Subjects

The contemporary elective program varies from year to year in response to demand, emerging trends and developments in the law.  It is designed to enable Melbourne JD students to pursue particular interests in depth or to develop experience and knowledge across a wide range of current and emerging fields of law.

Some electives likely to be offered each year, or every second year, include: 

  • Public International Law
  • Taxation Law and Policy
  • Family Law
  • Advocacy

Other elective subjects will be offered in response to student preferences from a wide range of groups or clusters, including:

  • Asian Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Criminal Law and Justice
  • Indigenous Issues in Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • International Law
  • Labour Law
  • Law and Society
  • Legal Theory
  • Litigation and Dispute Management
  • Media Law
  • Property and Resources Law
  • Public Law

List of subjects for the current year

In addition, Melbourne JD students can undertake selected subjects from the Melbourne Law Masters program. The Melbourne Law Masters offers one of the world’s largest programs in graduate law, with subjects covering a huge range of specialist legal areas. Small class sizes, intensive timetabling and high-calibre teaching by local and international experts ensure a study experience of unrivalled quality.