University of Melbourne Law School

University of Melbourne Law School

Melbourne University offers postgraduate law degrees through the Melbourne Law School (MLS) at their Parkville campus.

MLS Law School Entry Requirements

MLS does not offer an undergraduate Bachelor of Laws program.

MLS operates on a two-semester calendar, and some classes are taught on a more intensive basis during the summer or winter non-teaching period. Total time commitments for compulsory subjects is 144 hours per subject, including 48 hours of class time. Hours per subject is the same for electives, with 36 hours of class time.  A full-time study load is 8 subjects per year.

The MLS JD program is 3 years full time or 4-6 part-time. It is made up of 24 subjects – 16 compulsory and 8 electives. MLS’ elective offering is extensive and continually evolving to reflect developments and issues in law and legal practice. For examples of offerings that focus on Indigenous legal issues click here.

To see a sample study program for the JD program, as well as a list of the core and elective classes, click here. A full list of subject offerings for the JD program can be found here.

Indigenous Support Centre 

MLS Indigenous is the Indigenous Support Centre at MLS. 

Law school contacts

MLS Indigenous, Law Building, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton VIC. 

Eddie Cubillo – Associate Dean & Senior Research Fellow (Indigenous Programs)

T: +613 8344 2183 


Amanda Porter – Senior Fellow (Indigenous Programs)

T: 0401612290


Kirsty Gover – ARC Future Fellow
T: +61 3 8344 7960

Indigenous tutoring program

MLS operates the for Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme – Murrup Barakall First Nations students.  

MLS does not offer a PLT program.


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