Monash University Law Chambers moved to a new specially-designed premise in the Melbourne CBD in 2011. The Chambers is now located in the heart of the city's legal precinct at 555 Lonsdale Street, adjacent to Owen Dixon Chambers and within walking distance of the Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts.
The Law Chambers has been renovated to our exacting standards to optimise the teaching and learning experiences for both staff and students. It provides substantial space for its occupants along with high-quality teaching facilities, independent student study areas and new amenities including a resource centre, a multi-purpose lounge and a modern student kitchen provide a superb new environment conducive to creative and independent learning.
Our postgraduate students, academic and professional staff occupy these stunning new facilities and are enjoying the first-class teaching environment and up-to-the-minute amenities in a contemporary and sophisticated setting.
On the lower floor there is a modern, purpose built centre with the capacity to accommodate up to 200 people. This auditorium, which can be divided into three separate classrooms and therefore will operate as a flexible teaching facility, is also the venue where special events, conferences, lectures and presentations are held at the Chambers. An attractive internal stair case constructed of glass and stainless steel connects each floor and allows students easy access to each level. Each floor can also be reached by lift via the public lobby in the main entrance of the Marsh building.
The Student Services Office is housed on the first floor with Student Services staff located in an open plan area behind a full reception counter. This level also contains academic staff offices and staff amenities as well as a boardroom, two spacious lecture rooms and a Library node providing access to collection resources.
On the second level of the building, there are six teaching rooms (some with demountable walls to allow for modular classroom set-up), a number of small break out rooms, formal and informal learning spaces and a range of computer facilities and multiple data points to allow for lap top and digital use in a fully wireless environment. There is also a spacious student learning centre, modern kitchen and dining facilities and an area for quiet reading and reflection.
By remaining in such a convenient location that is central to the Law Courts and with public transport close by, Monash Law School is confident it will continue to provide an ideal environment for professional studies in Law and enhance our close ties with the legal fraternity.