Law

As a pioneer of interdisciplinary law study in Australia, Macquarie prepares you to look beyond law as a set of rules and procedures. You’ll be challenged to think around problems and provide more innovative solutions – skills highly valued by employers.

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Commercial law issues range from competition, finance and sustainable corporate governance to intellectual property and e-commerce.

At Macquarie you’ll gain knowledge of the legal issues in commerce, finance and accounting to prepare you for professional practice in this field.

Potential careers:

  • Solicitor
  • barrister
  • contract manager
  • consultant
  • policy analyst
  • strategic planner
  • legal researcher
  • policy adviser
Build your knowledge of legal issues in commerce, finance and accounting in preparation for professional practice in Corporate law.

Criminal lawyers work with cases from small misdemeanours to assault, extradition, money-laundering and terrorism.

At Macquarie you’ll develop a thoughtful, ethical and critical understanding of criminal law and procedure, while building the communication and negotiation skills needed for success in this often contentious field.

Potential careers:

  • Solicitor
  • barrister
  • consultant
  • policy analyst
  • strategic planner
  • legal researcher
  • policy adviser
At Macquarie you'll develop a critical and ethical understanding of the Criminal law, as well as the communication and negotiation skills lawyers need.

Managing the environment has become a key concern of our time, so those who protect it are crucial for a sustainable future.

At Macquarie you’ll explore environmental law from several perspectives. Learn about sustainable development, the economics of environmental policy, and various human interactions with the natural world.

Potential careers:

  • Environmental advocate
  • environmental policy adviser
  • consultant
  • business development adviser
  • compliance officer
  • solicitor
  • barrister
  • researcher
  • resource consultant/adviser
At Macquarie, you'll develop the critical skills and knowledge needed to address key concerns of our time through a career in Environmental law.

Skills in political analysis prepare you for diverse careers in government, industry, international relations and community advocacy.

At Macquarie you’ll examine legal and policy issues that affect contemporary society as well as the role of government and other actors in shaping the world we live in.

Potential careers:

  • Corporate governance officer
  • foreign affairs adviser
  • solicitor
  • barrister
  • policy developer
  • researcher
  • government and public sector consultant
  • international development consultant
  • media and communication specialist
  • advocate and social responsibility manager
Deepen your knowledge of how government and other actors shape our world, and hone legal and political analysis skills when you study Governance at Macquarie.

The contemporary international system is shaped and reshaped by numerous legal principles, institutions and practices.

At Macquarie you'll explore these, gaining specialised legal knowledge and in-depth understanding of the role of law in dealing with some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Potential careers:

  • Diplomat
  • government policy adviser
  • solicitor
  • barrister
  • strategy adviser
  • NGO advocate
  • international legal adviser or consultant.
Gain specialised knowledge of how legal principles, institutions and practices shape international responses to the world's biggest challenges.

Media regulation, privacy, intellectual property and the value of free speech make media law one of the fastest-growing areas of law.

At Macquarie you’ll explore the nexus between technology, media and the law as well as its impact on society so you can help shape business and policy decisions in a rewarding career.

Potential careers:

  • Solicitor
  • barrister
  • music legal adviser
  • patent adviser
  • strategic planner
  • public policy adviser
  • journalist
  • corporate communications adviser
  • business development adviser
Explore media regulation, intellectual property, technology, free speech, business, policy and beyond when you study Law and the Media at Macquarie.

Today’s society faces many challenges—from national security, crime and youth justice to biotechnology, public health and human rights.

At Macquarie you’ll learn about the changing landscape of policymaking and the role of law, developing the skills to solve real public policy issues around power, conflict and peacemaking.

Potential careers:

  • Government policy adviser
  • politician
  • advocate and lobbyist
  • foreign affairs adviser
  • diplomat
  • lawyer
  • NGO advocate
  • policy developer
  • international law adviser/consultant
  • corporate governance officer
Develop the skills to solve real public policy issues in areas like crime, national security and human rights when you study Public Policy and Law at Macquarie.

Eliminating discrimination and promoting equality, justice and fairness are goals which would create a better society for the future.

At Macquarie you’ll assess the rules and policies that shape contemporary social, economic and moral issues, preparing you for careers in law, government, welfare and the private sector.

Potential careers:

  • Solicitor
  • barrister
  • politician
  • consultant
  • policy and development officer
  • strategic campaigner
  • welfare advocate
  • policy adviser
Build your understand the laws and policies shaping social, economic and moral issues when you study Human Rights and Social Justice at Macquarie.

Gain in-depth knowledge of law and policy, while developing advanced skills in critical analysis

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Employability

Flexible study options

Flexible study options

At Macquarie you have the freedom to combine almost any fields of study, giving you a more diverse skill set and expanding your career options. Most of our law students also study another degree, and from 2020, you can join your law degree with any of our 50+ undergraduate degrees.

Industry relevant courses

Industry relevant courses

Studying law at Macquarie prepares you for a successful career in legal practice, public and private sectors. Our alumni have gone on to become some of Australia's leading judges, managing partners, diplomats, Members of Parliament and senior business executives.

#1 in Sydney for postgraduate teaching quality (QILT)

#1 in Sydney for postgraduate teaching quality (QILT)

Famous graduates include leading judges, managing partners, diplomats and MPs

Famous graduates include leading judges, managing partners, diplomats and MPs

Ranked in the top 1 per cent of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2019)

Ranked in the top 1 per cent of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2019)

Practical learning

Real-world, hands-on experience

Real-world, hands-on experience

You'll have the opportunity to undertake internships and work placements in a range of legal settings in Australia and overseas through our unique law PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program.

World-class facilities

World-class facilities

Study with the advantages of our high-tech library and innovative MUSE study space, and opportunities for practical experience in our Social Justice Clinic. Our brand new Michael Kirby Building will soon unite cutting-edge facilities, industry partners and more under one roof.

What our students say

Cynthia Constantin

Cynthia Constantin

Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws

"I chose my degree because I have always had an interest in both law and business – my career goal is to work as a commercial lawyer and combine my legal expertise with my business knowledge.

My degree has assisted me in building my professional skills, and I’ve been fortunate to complete a PACE placement at a top tier commercial law firm as part of my degree. I’ve also had the opportunity to compete in a variety of legal advocacy and professional skills competitions through the Macquarie University Law Society."

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