Common Law Practice LLM
Master of Laws (APPLIED LAW) in Common Law Practice
The Master of Laws (Applied Law) in Common Law Practice, or Common Law Practice (Applied Law) LLM, is designed to meet the needs of the New Zealand legal profession for higher level, practice-based skills acquisition across a range of specialised practice areas.
Six of the initial subjects of this programme are also designed to equip foreign qualified lawyers with the knowledge and skills needed to pass the six subjects of the New Zealand Law and Practice Examination (NZLPE):
- NZLPE Part I (New Zealand Legal System) - NZLP1 Constitutional and Administrative Law Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLPE Part II (Law of Contract) - NZLP2 Commercial Contracts Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLPE Part III (Criminal Law) - NZLP3 Criminal Law Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLPE Part IV (Property) - NZLP6 Property Law Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLPE Part V (Law of Torts) - NZLP5 Personal Injury and Torts Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLPE Part VI (Equity) - NZLP7 Wills, Estates and Trusts Practice (New Zealand)
Who is this programme suitable for?
This programme is suitable for foreign lawyers seeking to develop their career through admission in a common law jurisdiction (New Zealand).
It is also suitable for current New Zealand legal professionals who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge across a range of applied law subjects relevant to the New Zealand jurisdiction.
Why study at the College of Law?
Our experience in Australia has shown that employers and students alike are seeking further academic study in the form of real-world legal education, rather than a theoretical focus.
Being able to apply what you learn means your investment is paying off immediately.
When you undertake our Applied Law LLM programme you will be undertaking practice-based tasks and assessments, not writing essays and doing exams.
You will be able to demonstrate to your current or future employer your commitment to self-development and the desire to progress in your career.
To be eligible for enrolment in the Master of Laws (Applied Law) in Common Law Practice, you will need to provide a certified copy of one of the following:
- Undergraduate law degree from a recognised university
- Proof of admission as a lawyer in any jurisdiction
- Current practising certificate in any jurisdiction
If you have obtained your undergraduate legal qualification in a country where English is not the primary spoken language, you will also need to supply one of the following:
- A certificate that demonstrates your English proficiency in accordance with the IELTS standard at level 8.0 (writing), 7.5 (speaking) and 7.0 (reading)
- Evidence of completion of a degree (does not have to be a law degree) that was taught in the English language
- If you have not met these requirements, you may alternatively complete The College of Law's International Legal English and Professional Skills (ILEPS) programme.
How to receive a master of laws (APPLIED LAW)
To receive a Master of Laws (Applied Law) in Common Law Practice, complete at least four of your seven subjects from the Common Law Practice stream, plus a Capstone or Major Project.
You will need to complete eight subjects in total to qualify for completion of the LLM.
Common Law Practice Stream
- NZLP1 Constitutional and Administrative Law Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLP2 Commercial Contracts Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLP3 Criminal Law Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLP4 Ethics and Professional Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLP5 Personal Injury and Torts Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLP6 Property Law Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLP7 Wills, Estates and Trusts Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLP15 Major Project (New Zealand)
|Harvena Cherrington Barrister, HCL||Simon Papa Director, Cygnus Law|
|Michael Dineen Director, Michael Dineen Law||Graeme Switzer Partner, Duncan Cotterill|
|James Jung Programme Director, College of Law Asia-Pacific||Truc Tran Crown Prosecutor, BVA The Practice|
|Hak Jun Lee Special Counsel, Hesketh Henry||Peter Tritt Director, College of Law Asia-Pacific|
|Colin Magee Head of Conduct, Financial Markets Authority|
Commences: 18 February 2019
Commences: 20 May 2019
Commences: 19 August 2019
Commences: 18 November 2019
Fees and Payment Options
The subject fee for 2019 is AUD$3,300 (GST exempt) per subject. Our fees are reviewed annually and may vary during your enrolment.
Fees are paid in full at the time of enrolment each semester. You may pay by bank deposit, cheque, EFT or credit card.
How To Enrol
To enrol online, make sure you have a certified copy of one of the following:
- Transcript or graduation certificate of an academic qualification in law from any university, or
- Admission to practice in any jurisdiction, or
- Current practising certificate from any jurisdiction.
If you have any questions about this programme, please lodge an enquiry with our Student Services team.