Melbourne Law School's graduate program in construction law has been tailored to give construction lawyers and professionals in building, construction, engineering and associated industries the specialised legal knowledge to take the next step in their careers. Working with teachers who are leaders in their fields, and fellow students from throughout Australia and around the world, you will have an unrivalled opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of this specialised area of law and its interaction with the commerce and practice of the industry.
The graduate programs in construction law focus on:
* Common law principles and statutory regimes that impact upon construction and related projects in Australia and the relationship of such laws with the technical and commercial underpinnings of the industry
* International aspects of construction law and practice, including comparisons with that applicable in Australia
* The principles underpinning the drafting of construction contracts and amendment of standard-form construction contracts
* Avoidance, management and resolution of construction claims and disputes Ongoing debates relating to construction law and practice.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:
Students must complete four subjects from the prescribed list. Students who do not have a law degree from a common law jurisdiction or any prior legal studies or experience are also expected to complete the two-day preliminary subject Australian Legal Process and Legal Institutions.