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Master of Construction Law

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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Construction Law
  • Course description
    Compulsory and recommended subjects

    All students enrolled in the Master of Construction Law must complete at least one of Construction Contracts and Rights and Liabilities in Construction. These are prerequisites for some other construction law subjects and should be undertaken early in your course.

    Principles of Construction Law is strongly recommended for students who do not have a law degree from a common law system and recommended for law graduates without substantial construction law experience. It should be undertaken before any other construction law subjects. Law graduates who have undertaken prior study in construction law or practised as a construction lawyer for more than two years may not enrol in this subject.

    For students without a technical background, it is also recommended that Construction: Principles into Practice be undertaken early in your course. This subject is not available to students with a technical background.

    Requirements for the Master of Construction Law

    All students must complete eight subjects in total.

    Students who do not have a law degree from a common law system must complete Fundamentals of the Common Law and either Construction Contracts and Rights and Liabilities in Construction. They must choose their remaining subjects from the prescribed list.

    Students with a law degree from a common law system must complete either Construction Contracts or Rights and Liabilities in Construction. They may choose their remaining subjects from the prescribed list and may undertake one subject from those available in the Melbourne Law Masters (excluding Fundamentals of the Common Law).

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