LLM (Int Gov)

Master of Laws (International Governance)


Governance is a key area for lawyers in large and small firms, as well as for many public companies, government departments, large charities and the non-government entities (NGO). Internationally there is a strong need for Theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of legal governance. Lawyers operate in an international environment and corporations, NGO's and government bodies now transcend borders and governance is a key aspect of knowledge.  The LLM (International Governance) has been designed with this in mind. It has four core units and a range of specialist electives in international governance.

Key Features of LLM in International Governance

The LLM(Int Gov) course was created for legal professionals wanting to gain a better understanding of international governance and tailors to international law graduates providing greater depth and knowledge of common law systems and how this is applied in a commercial context. This is critical for international transaction laws and building networks of lawyers in each jurisdiction from Australia, New Zealand, UK and North America to Asia, in particular, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, India and Bangladesh.

  • The program is taught by key leaders in international governance who are internationally renowned and published.
  • The program offers the completion of a thesis/dissertation and associated research units intended to meet the normal requirements for doctoral study if students wish to explore this at a later stage.
  • The program offers the international comparative aspects of governance as the  governance regulations vary widely between countries. Governance and International Law are not part of an Australian law degree and thus both domestic and international law students are unlikely to have studied these technical areas previously.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Laws,  or its equivalent.  The applicant need not have to be admitted to practice as a lawyer in a jurisdiction.  This course is an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 9 master's degree and builds on lower levels of prior knowledge.

Fees and Admission 

Domestic Students applying via UAC
Domestic Fees

International Student Admission
International Fees

For all enquiries, please email: LLMintgov@westernsydney.edu.au or phone Professor Razeen Sappideen on 9685 9627