MLJ728 - Contemporary Legal Issues


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For students in M729 Juris Doctor and M726 Master of Laws only


M729 students - must have completed 8 law units

M726 students - must have completed 4 law units

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

In-person attendance requirements

30 contact hours: 6 contact hours per day (2 x 1-hour classes and 2 x 2-hour seminars) for 5 days

Trimester 3 2022 Burwood Intensive dates:

To be advised.


If you are not able to enrol, please email


This unit is explicitly intended to extend skills and knowledge developed in core subjects studied in the law curriculum by exploring key contemporary issues in a selected area of law. This is done with a lens provided by an externally recognised expert in the field The Unit will focus on a specialist area while simultaneously investigating the wider implications for other areas. Students will analyse specific legal issues and controversies within the particular selected area, taking into account social attitudes, institutional practices, relevant laws and legal processes. (The specialist area that forms the subject of this unit will vary annually. Specific details will be identified by DLS and notified to students as these become known and prior to enrolment being made available). The essential focus of the Unit will be to reflect on issues of legal principle relating to specific emerging issues and controversies and to develop forward-thinking strategies and solutions to address emerging law and public policy issues.

  • Trimester 3 2022 special topic: TBA

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: completion and submission of the 3-minute video recording

From Trimester 2 2022:

Unit Fee Information

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