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Administrative law and policy

Enhance your expertise in a sought-after field

Develop your understanding of the relationship between the law and analysis and implementation of public policy.

What is administrative law?

Administrative law and policy is an area of the law that aims to develop an understanding of public policy objectives and appropriate methodological approaches to analysing the social and economic effects of reforms.

A postgraduate degree in administrative law is suitable for those already practicing in the legal profession as solicitors, barristers, magistrates or judges as well as those in non-legal fields such as government, regulation and education.

Why study administrative law and policy with us?

  • Explore law and policy in areas including environmental regulation and planning; tax administration; public health law; constitutional and democratic frameworks for administrative decision-making; legal rules applied by courts in judicial review of government decision-making; and social policy frameworks in our specialist Master of Administrative Law and Policy (MALP) degree. Alternatively, study our Master of Laws (LLM) and select units of study in administrative law.
  • Join Australia’s largest and most specialised coursework programs in law, with 80 percent of units offered on an intensive basis.
  • Explore the latest developments within the practice and profession of law. Domestic practitioners and international visitors teach 60 percent of the program.
  • Acquire a postgraduate qualification from one of the world’s foremost law schools – ranked 12th in the world in the discipline of law by the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019.
  • Credit your units towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

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