Bachelor of Laws

Choose Law at La Trobe

La Trobe was the first university to partner with the Australian lawyers for human rights.*

*Source: Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

  • Get a legal education with a strong emphasis on global and social justice.
  • Choose from eight law programs, six of which lead to double degrees.
  • Gain practical experience with a semester shadowing a judge or magistrate, or through our moot court.
  • Choose from a range of electives offering practical experience in areas like international advocacy, clinical legal education, mediation and negotiation.
  • Study overseas in winter school in Shanghai and summer school in Hong Kong or Geneva.

Career opportunities in law

This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. A law degree opens up many opportunities – not just as a lawyer but also within commerce, government and not-for-profit organisations. Many law graduates use their skills in related fields such as dispute resolution, social work, policing or human services.

Recent graduates work at:

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Fair Work Australia
  • Office of Public Prosecutions
  • Arnold Block Leibler
  • Victoria Legal Aid.

What you'll learn

How to:

  • apply the law in a global context
  • understand the law in its social, political and economic contexts
  • think critically and analytically about research problems
  • present your ideas in a compelling way.

Cost

Students from Australia and New Zealand

AUD$10,080 per year (based on typical first year fees with a deferred HECS-HELP loan). Find out more.

International students

AUD$29,500 annual tuition fee based on 120 credit points. Get more information on fees and how to pay.

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Course structure

This degree is a professional qualification that allows you to complete subjects in areas outside law like science, media or marketing. La Trobe designs its courses with your future career in mind and partners with a range of professional organisations for accreditation and registration. Refer to the detail for each course to see what professional registration and membership options exist. For information on the requirements of the Victorian Council of Legal Education for admission to start legal practise, see Australian practise requirements and International practise requirements.

Our Bendigo students can transfer to Melbourne after their first two years of study, or stay in Bendigo and complete their law subjects through blended learning and video conferencing.

For information regarding course accreditation, registration or memberships, please refer to the course details.

First year subjects

Semester 1Semester 2
Dispute ResolutionPrinciples of Criminal Law
Legal Institutions and MethodsPrinciples of Public Law
Non-law electiveNon-law elective
Non-law electiveNon-law elective

For full details, see the handbook entries for Melbourne and Bendigo. Once you've chosen your subjects, you can see your provisional timetable.

Download this course information [PDF 373KB] for the Bachelor of Laws.


How to apply

Direct

Find out how to apply direct to La Trobe.

International

Find out about how to apply as an international student.

Pathways

There are a number of pathway options such as La Trobe Melbourne and Foundation Studies that are designed to give you the best chance of getting into your ideal course.

Check out some of our many other pathway options available.


Scholarships and financial support

You might also be eligible for other scholarships from La Trobe, external scholarships or financial support from La Trobe.

Inside look: presenting your ideas to a judge

The La Trobe Moot Court

Studying with the La Trobe Law School gives you plenty of opportunities to practise your skills in areas like client interviewing, witness examination and negotiation. The School also has an outstanding national and international record in competitive mooting, which gives you the chance to put your legal knowledge into practice and network with lawyers, judges and academics from around the world.

La Trobe's moot court in session

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