LLM (Applied Law)

LLM (Applied Law)


New in 2019

Starting in February 2019, The College of Law will offer Master of Laws (Applied Law) programmes in New Zealand. Based on the College’s highly regarded LLM (Applied Law) programmes in Australia, the new LLM programmes are developed for New Zealand practitioners, by leading local practitioners.

If you are a practising lawyer looking to further your career or develop a practice, you will have the choice of two practice area majors being offered:

  • Family Law
  • Wills, Estates and Trusts.

Why study your Masters with The College?

The focus of the LLM programmes is on developing technical and practical proficiency through innovative problem-based learning. Our programmes rely on learning by doing — the application of legal skills to realistic tasks and scenarios that practitioners encounter in practice.

The programmes facilitate flexibility and easy access with online delivery, regular communication with lecturers and support by practitioners from the relevant areas of legal practice.

Whatever your goals may be, the LLM (Applied Law) is designed to enhance your on-the-job skills and give you the edge you need to take your career to the next level.

Developed by leading practitioners

We have engaged prominent practitioners to form our Advisory Committee who have been involved in the development of the LLM programmes.

The College of Law has been granted Self-Accrediting Authority from the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency.

The College's LLM programme was absolutely what I was looking for to be able to learn more about the disciplines required and challenges to working effectively as an in-house lawyer. It was a great experience to actually practise what we were learning together in mock mediations and negotiations as a part of both our learning and assessments. I know I use these skills on a daily basis when working through different issues, even if I'm not consciously realising it at the time!

Amanda Barclay

Director, Commercial Delivery, Department of Corrections New Zealand

Programme Details

Programme Structure

Component 1

Programme structure

You can choose to complete the LLM (Applied Law) with a major in Family Law or Wills, Estates and Trusts.

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Programme Mode

Component 2

Intakes and subject calendar

The programme offers four intakes throughout the year, with each study period running for 12 weeks.

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Fees and payment

Component 3

Fees and payment options

Information about subject fees in 2019.

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What you will gain from the LLM programme

Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of law and practice

Client awareness: Better understanding of client needs and how to resolve disputes

Analytical thinking: Ability to think critically to advise and resolve disputes effectively

Communication skills: Effective communication with clients, other legal professionals and related service providers

Interpersonal skills: Excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills

Self-awareness: An awareness of personal strengths and limitations

Ease of engagement: Ability to engage in meaningful discourse within the legal profession at various levels

Practical application: Ability to apply knowledge to professional conduct and your duty to the client, court and the community

Self-directing learning: Aptitude for self-directed, life-long learning

Fulfilment: Fulfilment of CPD requirements

How to enrol

Enrolments are now open!

To enrol in the programme, please fill out the LLM Application Form

Please check you have the following:

  • Certified hard copy of official academic transcript or graduation certificate (LLB, JD, DipLaw). You may also upload a certified colour copy of your transcript when enrolling online
  • Payment
  • Hard copy Application for Recognition of Prior Learning if applying for credit or complete online
  • Proof of name change (if applicable)