Law

lawWhy study Law?

We're dedicated to providing you with a global perspective, practical legal skills and a spirit of service to the legal profession and the community. We offer a high quality, innovative legal education, with a strong commitment to social justice, interdisciplinary enquiry and an international perspective.

You will:

  • be prepared for employment in a global legal economy
  • gain practical experience that links learning with legal practice
  • study the law in its broad social, political and economic context
  • develop analytical, problem-solving and critical research skills
  • be able to choose from eleven professionally accredited law programs, with nine leading to double degrees
  • be able to go on to an Honours year, if you're a top student. This involves close supervision, access to a research and writing skills program, and a 10,000 word thesis.

Career opportunities

Graduates can work in legal practice and beyond. Roles include solicitor, barrister, judge's associate, litigation manager, patent attorney, law librarian, lecturer, equal opportunities officer, intelligence analyst, industrial relations officer, immigration officer, taxation officer, ministerial, legal or policy adviser, and in dispute resolution and compliance.

We have a dedicated Careers and Placement Officer to help you secure seasonal clerkships, internships and supervised workplace traineeships. La Trobe's Career Development Centre can help you prepare and develop resumes, applications and interview skills.

Mid-year entry – Bendigo Campus

Mid-year entry to law courses at La Trobe's Bendigo Campus requires attendance at one foundational law class at La Trobe's Melbourne campus. We'll provide full details when you enrol.

All mid-year and direct applications

All direct applications must be accompanied by a personal statement addressing work experience, community involvement, personal circumstances and accomplishments and career goals.

Courses

Local students

2014 - apply now

Bachelor of Laws

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo 82.1
Melbourne 90.5
Year
2014
Course description
This course is designed for school leavers and tertiary students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree.
It is an accredited professional qualification in law, but also requires students to complete subjects in another non-law discipline, for example, science, media or marketing, without having to complete a separate degree in that discipline. The program offers you an innovative, high-quality legal education with a strong global and social justice perspective and emphasis on practical experience. It includes all the compulsory subjects required for admission to practice law in Victoria. You can choose from a broad range of electives, many with a practical skills component, for example: Clinical Legal Education, International Advocacy, Mediation and Negotiation.

Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of study where they complete the remainder of their course(this is only available to local students). However, students who wish to remain in Bendigo are offered the ability to complete their later year core law subjects and a limited number of law electives through blended learning/video conferencing.

Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practise. Admission to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in English (any other).
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Consideration is given to performance in prerequisite studies and humanities (any), and to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July (at our Melbourne Campus only). You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Laws (Undergraduate Entry)Melbourne
Laws (Undergraduate Entry)Bendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Accounting

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2014
Course description
This program offers an innovative, high-quality legal education with a strong global and social justice perspective and a real emphasis on hands-on experiences. It includes all the compulsory law subjects required by the Council of Legal Education for admission to practice in Victoria and a wide range of electives. The course also includes compulsory specialised subjects relevant to business such as Banking and Finance Law and Competition Policy and Law. See the Bachelor of Laws (Undergraduate Entry) for details on the law component

The accounting component aims to provide a professional accounting qualification comprising the skills and knowledge for accounting practice and management of large and small enterprises in the government and private sectors. Electives are available in a range of areas including financial management, financial planning, and management.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).Successful completion of the appropriate choice of subjects qualifies graduates for membership of the following professional accounting bodies: CA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), National Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 & 4: study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in English (any) .
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Consideration is given to performance in prerequisite studies, Business Studies (any) and Humanities (any), and Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July (at our Melbourne Campus only). You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Laws/AccountingMelbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 91.5
Year
2014
Course description
This double degree allows you to combine an innovative, high-quality legal education with a solid grounding in the humanities. You'll gain a strong global and social justice perspective with a real emphasis on hands-on experiences. You'll study all the compulsory law subjects required for admission to practise law in Victoria. You'll also be able to choose from a wide range of law electives, many with a practical skills component. See the Bachelor of Laws for details on the law component.

You can select a major from a wide range of disciplines offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, including languages and the performing arts. You can also choose to complete law electives that complement your arts specialisation.

Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two full-time years of study where they complete the remainder of their course (this is only available to local students). However, students who wish to remain in Bendigo are offered the ability to complete their later year core law subjects and a limited number of law electives through blended learning/video conferencing.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies and in Classical Societies and Cultures, History (any), International Politics, International Studies, Literature, LOTE (any), and International Politics.

Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July (at our Melbourne Campus only). You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Laws/Arts Melbourne
Laws/Arts Bendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 91.9
Year
2014
Course description
The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business provides an accredited professional qualification in law as well as a degree in business. You'll gain an innovative, high-quality legal education with a strong global and social justice perspective and a real emphasis on hands-on experiences. The course includes all the compulsory law subjects required for admission to practise law in Victoria. You'll also choose from a wide range of law electives, including subjects complementary to business such as banking and finance law, income taxation law and global business law.

The degree allows you to complete a major in business, economics, financial management, financial planning, human resource management, macroeconomics, management information systems, international management, management or marketing. See individual course entries for more details.

Please note: if you commence your studies at Bendigo, you'll normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of full-time study, where you'll complete the remainder of your course.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).

Graduates with a marketing major are eligible for associate membership of the Australian Marketing Institute or the Australian Market and Social Research Society. Graduates with a human resource management major are eligible for admission to the Australian Human Resource Institute (subject to relevant work experience).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Middle band
Re-ranking is based on results in prerequisite studies, Business (any), and Humanities (any). A regional bonus may apply.
Additional information
Please note: Bendigo students normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of full-time study. However, students who wish to remain in Bendigo are offered the ability to complete their later year core subjects and some electives through e-learning and/or intensive courses. Bendigo students who want to major in accounting can apply to transfer into the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Accounting at Melbourne.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July (at our Melbourne Campus only). You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Laws/BusinessMelbourne
Laws/BusinessBendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Economics

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2014
Course description
This double degree offers an innovative, high-quality legal education alongside a core foundation in economics, enabling you to pursue a variety of careers in legal and business environments. With a strong global and social justice perspective and a real emphasis on hands-on experiences, the course includes all the compulsory law subjects required for admission to practice in Victoria. You'll also be able to choose from a wide range of law electives, many with a practical skills component. See the Bachelor of Laws for details on the law component. The economics component includes compulsory specialised subjects relevant such as Banking and Finance Law, Competition Law and Policy, or an approved subject from the Master of Laws in Global Business Law. See the Bachelor of Economics for more details.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).

The appropriate choice of subjects in the Bachelor of Economics can lead to membership of the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance.
Prerequisite
VCE Unit 3 and 4: study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies, Business (any) and Humanities (any).
How to apply
VTAC.
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Laws/EconomicsMelbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Finance

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2014
Course description
This five-year combined degree provides an accredited professional qualification in law, as well as a degree in finance, giving you the skills to pursue lucrative opportunities where these areas intersect. The course includes all the compulsory law subjects for admission to practise law in Victoria, as well as and specialised finance subjects such as Banking and Finance Law, Competition Law and Policy or an approved subject from the Master of Laws in Global Business Law.

In the finance component, you'll study four major areas: corporate finance, international finance, investment and portfolio management and risk management, giving you a strong grounding in financial skills and knowledge.
See individual course entries for further details.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). The appropriate choice of subjects in the Bachelor of Finance can lead to membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English, and at least 20 in Mathematics (any).
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores achieved in prerequisite studies, Business (any), and Humanities (any).
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July (at our Melbourne Campus only). You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Laws/Finance Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 90.75
Year
2014
Course description
This combined degree provides complementary studies in the fields of law and international relations. You'll gain the skills to work with and for prominent organisations within international politics or as a lawyer in the public, private or community sector.

The course includes subjects on key issues of international relations, such as Human Rights Law, Public International Law and Organised and International Crime. You'll also study core subjects in politics and international public policy, and gain the professional competency needed to transition to the workplace. You may also choose to complement your studies with subjects from other disciplines, including economics, history, sociology, anthropology and sociology. See individual course entries for more details.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English.

Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Consideration is given to performance in prerequisite studies and Humanities (any), and to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria.
How to apply
Apply online to start this course in July (at our Melbourne Campus only). You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.

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Laws/International Relations Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2014
Course description
Combining an accredited professional qualification in law with studies in media, this recently revised double degree offers an innovative, high quality legal education with a strong global and social justice perspective and a real emphasis on hands-on experience. It includes all the compulsory law subjects required by the Council of Legal Education for admission to practice in Victoria, compulsory specialised subjects relevant to media such as Intellectual Property Law and a wide range of law electives, many with a practical skills component. See the Bachelor of Laws (Undergraduate Entry) for details on the law component.

The Bachelor of Media offers you a flexible and forward-looking approach to the converging fields of film, radio, television and new media. In core subjects you will develop strong foundations in the creative use of media, gain a critical understanding of the role of media in social and cultural life and knowledge of the operation and regulation of the media. You will develop skills in collaborative productions for small and big screens, radio and audio design and digital media.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 & 4: study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Middle band
Consideration is given to performance in prerequisite studies and Humanities (any), and to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July (at our Melbourne Campus only). You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Laws/Media Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Psychological Science

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 91.05
Year
2014
Course description
This double degree aims to prepare you for a career in the law, psychology or mental health fields, and the fascinating area where these disciplines intersect. You'll choose from a wide range of law electives, many with a practical skills component, and compulsory specialised law subjects relevant to psychology, such as Mental Disorder and Criminal Responsibility.

The Bachelor of Psychological Science aims to provide students with broad knowledge and skills in psychology as well as biological and social aspects of behaviour. Note that this course does not qualify graduates for registration to work as a psychologist - you'll also need to complete specific postgraduate studies. See individual course entries for more details.

Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of study where they complete the remainder of their course (this is only available to local students). However, students who wish to remain in Bendigo are offered the ability to complete their later year core law subjects and a limited number of law electives through blended learning/video conferencing.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an
approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). Eligibility for membership of Australian Psychological Society and Victorian registration as a psychologist requires at least two more years study beyond fourth year, such as a Master of Psychology or a Doctor of Psychology professional training program.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 30 in English (any)
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies, Humanities (any) Biology, Psychology, and to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Laws/Psychological Science Melbourne
Laws/Psychological Science Bendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne N/A
Year
2014
Course description
Combined expertise in law and a specific science discipline is likely to give you outstanding career options across many fields, including policy development, regulatory affairs, environmentalprotection, patents, and the expanding field of scientific/industrial ethics. This double degree offers an accredited law qualification (see the Bachelor of Laws for details) that includes science-related electives like Intellectual Property Law and Law and Medicine. You can also choose from specialisations in chemistry, computer science, electronics, genetics, psychology, and mathematics. See individual course entries for more details.

Please note: if you commence your studies at Bendigo, you'll normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of full-time study, where you'll complete the remainder of your course. However, if you wish to remain in Bendigo you'll be able to complete your later year core law subjects and a limited number of law electives through blended learning/video conferencing.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). Science graduates can apply for membership of professional associations as determined by their major studies.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study scores of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in English (any other) and at least 30 in either Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies, Chemistry, Physics, and Humanities (any). Consideration is also given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. A regional bonus may apply.
Costs
Depending on subjects, approximate costs include: laboratory coat - A$30, dissecting kit - A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
How to apply
Apply online to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Laws/ScienceMelbourne
Laws/ScienceBendigo

Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne N/A
Year
2014
Course description
Designed especially for people with existing degrees, this course offers a high quality professionally-accredited legal qualification with a strong global and social justice perspective. It had a real emphasis on practical experience and offers a broad range of electives, many with a practical skills component such as Clinical Legal Education, International Advocacy, and Mediation and Negotiation.

Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two full-time years of study where they complete the remainder of their course (this is only available to local students). However, students who wish to remain in Bendigo are offered the ability to complete their later year core law subjects and a limited number of law electives through blended learning/video conferencing.

You can also access subjects from the Master of Laws in Global Business Law taught by some of the world's leading scholars and practitioners. These are offered in block release mode in summer and winter school, outside standard University semester dates.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
Prerequisite
Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree in a language other than English must submit an IELTS (or equivalent) test result with a minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no individual score less than 6.0.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Selection based on prior studies/experience. Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Some applicants only: applicants who have completed a degree in a language other than English must submit a certified hardcopy of their IELTS (or equivalent) test results to VTAC by 13 December.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July (at our Melbourne Campus only). You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Laws (Graduate Entry)Melbourne
Laws (Graduate Entry)Bendigo

2015

Bachelor of Laws

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo 82.1
Melbourne 90.5
Year
2015
Course description
Explore the law from an international perspective with a focus on current justice issues with this course. Through your subjects, you'll gain practical experience in areas like advocacy, mediation and negotiation, have opportunities to work with judges and magistrates, and undertake clinical legal education placements.

The La Trobe Law School moot court gives you the chance to apply skills like client interviewing, witness examination and negotiation. Our mooting team participates in international competitions, so you can demonstrate your knowledge while building connections with lawyers, judges and academics from around the world.

You'll also have an opportunity to attend our winter school in Shanghai, held in partnership with Shanghai University Law School. There, you'll be introduced to the basic concepts and structure of Chinese law.

Bendigo Campus students may transfer to Melbourne in their third year or continue at Bendigo through e-learning and video conferencing. Bendigo students may also be eligible for the Leslie Kilmartin regional scholarship.

You can apply to study this course at Bendigo or Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program. See the listing for Hallmark Course Group A for more details.
Career opportunities
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. Graduates work as lawyers, strategic advisers, workplace relations analysts, government staff, law librarians, policy advisors and intelligence analysts.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practise. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies and any Humanities. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
Additional information
Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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0Melbourne
0Bendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Accounting

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Combining accredited professional qualifications in both law and accounting, this program offers an innovative, high quality legal education with an accounting component. It meets the membership requirements of key professional accounting organisations.

For more information on both degrees, visit the and Bachelor of Accounting course sites.

Career opportunities
Graduates with legal and accounting qualifications are highly sought after by employers. You'll be qualified to practise as a lawyer or as an accountant, and you'll also be able to work in the areas where these disciplines intersect.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).Successful completion of the appropriate choice of subjects qualifies graduates for membership of the following professional accounting bodies: CA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), National Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 & 4: study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in English (any) .
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Middle band
Consideration is given to performance in prerequisite studies, Business Studies (any) and Humanities (any), and Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
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1Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 91.5
Year
2015
Course description
This five-year double degree prepares you to take advantage of today's rapidly evolving work environment, giving you a legal education with a global social justice perspective. You'll learn to challenge the way you think about yourself, your community and our world.

You'll have the opportunity to build expertise in areas like politics, languages, sociology, and media studies. By combining studies in law and arts, you can build a career in areas like entertainment law, publishing, public relations, international business, diplomacy, management or journalism.

To build your practical skills, we also offer hands-on experience through internships, work experience programs, and our study abroad program. A number of students participate in United Nations events and conferences, where they join discussions on global issues such as climate change.

You can choose to match your law electives to your arts major if you wish. If you major in politics, for example, you can do related elective law subjects like public international law, human rights law or justice rights and the law. If you study languages, philosophy or drama, you could choose elective law subjects in areas like Chinese law, mental disorder and criminal responsibility or intellectual property law.
Career opportunities
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. It will prepare you for a career in private legal practice, government, the media, politics and the not for profit sector. You may also combine a Diploma of Languages with your degree to improve your ability to work overseas.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practicse as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies and any Humanities. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
Additional information
Please note that you cannot complete a major in psychology or mathematics within this double degree, even though students in the three year single arts degree may do so.
Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
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2Melbourne
2Bendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 91.9
Year
2015
Course description
Combine a foundation in business with a recognised legal qualification through this double degree. You'll learn the fundamentals of business, economics and finance as well as gain the skills and knowledge you need to work in legal practice.

The business component of your degree offers a choice of majors including management, human resources, international business, sport management and marketing. Your first year subjects will give you an overview of business practice and prepare you to take on higher-level problem solving as you progress through the course.

Your law studies will include all the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for legal practice. We focus on developing your skills in critical thinking, analysis, advocacy, mediation and negotiation, and you can build a specialised degree through your elective choices.

After two years full time study, Bendigo students can apply to transfer into the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws at our Melbourne Campus, but this applies only to Australian students, not international students.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with an understanding of how business and law intersect in areas such as banking and finance law, income taxation law and global business law. You could go on to careers in the law, corporate and not-for-profit organisations, governance and public policy.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).

Graduates with a marketing major are eligible for associate membership of the Australian Marketing Institute or the Australian Market and Social Research Society. Graduates with a human resource management major are eligible for admission to the Australian Human Resource Institute (subject to relevant work experience).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies and any Business or Humanities. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
Additional information
Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of full-time study where they complete the remainder of their course but can elect to complete some of their later year law subjects in Bendigo through blended learning/video conferencing.. Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School. It is possible to apply for transfer into a different double degree program at the Melbourne campus such as Law/Accounting or Law/Finance.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
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3Melbourne
3Bendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Economics

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Complement your legal education with a thorough grounding in economic theory. You'll complete all the compulsory law subjects required by the Council of Legal Education for admission to practice in Victoria, and a wide range of law electives. The flexible economics program offers a range of specialisations including Demand, Supply and Markets, and Competition, Market Failure and Government.

For more information on both degrees, visit the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics course sites.
Career opportunities
A double degree enhances your career options. As a graduate in the disciplines of law and economics, you will be well-placed to explore a range of legal and commercial opportunities. These include positions in the legal profession, business and commerce, education, government service, public administration, community legal services and public interest advocacy groups. You willl have the skills necessary for employment in large corporations, government organisations, administration, public relations and the banking and finance industries. See individual course entries for more details.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practicse as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).

The appropriate choice of subjects in the Bachelor of Economics can lead to membership of the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance.
Prerequisite
VCE Unit 3 and 4: study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English, and at least 20 in Mathematics (any).
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies and any Business or Humanities. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
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4Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Finance

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
A professional qualification in law coupled with a degree in finance enables you to launch into a fast-paced and exciting career. You will complete all the compulsory law subjects required to practice in Victoria, and cover core finance areas such as corporate and international finance, investment and portfolio management and risk management.

For more information on both degrees, visit the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Finance course sites.

Career opportunities
A double degree enhances your career options. Graduates in the disciplines of law and finance are highly sought after by employers and are well-placed to explore a range of legal and commercial opportunities. These include positions in the legal profession (either in commercial law firms or as corporate counsel) or in the banking and finance industries (including market analysis, corporate finance, foreign exchange, securities portfolios, futures and options trading, financial planning, stockbroking and syndicated loans). Other options include education, government service, law reform, politics, publishing, public administration, community legal services and public interest advocacy groups. See individual course entries online for further details.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practicse as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). The appropriate choice of subjects in the Bachelor of Finance can lead to membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English, and at least 20 in Mathematics (any).
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies and any Business or Humanities. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
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5Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 90.75
Year
2015
Course description
This five-year professionally accredited double degree gives you a law qualification with a global perspective. You'll have the opportunity to combine knowledge of international politics, economics and diplomacy with the study of Australian and international law.

Your international relations subjects will give you an understanding of the social, political and economic influences on world events. You can take electives in sociology, the global economy, diplomacy, modern political thought, social change and conflict.

Your law studies will cover the fundamental principles of Australian law, civil litigation, property, contract and constitutional laws. You can also use your electives to study areas such as human rights law, public international law and international crime.

As you progress, you'll have the opportunity to complete additional studies including Honours in Laws, subjects from our Global Business Law program at the Master's level, and clinical practice in a law firm. You can also take an international relations placement subject, which will prepare you for a career in the field, and participate in international mooting competitions or our winter school subject in Shanghai.
Career opportunities
With this qualification, you may work in government and non-government organisations, community sectors and private law firms, using your knowledge of social justice issues and offering a global law perspective.
Professional recognition
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL.

Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies and Humanities. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
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6Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Work at the intersection of two fast-paced fields with a double degree in law and media. We prepare you to work as a qualified lawyer, and you'll complete relevant media law subjects such as Intellectual Property Law and Competition Policy and Law. You'll gain a critical understanding of the role of media in social and cultural life as well as knowledge of its operation and regulation.

For more information on both degrees, visit the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Media course sites.
Career opportunities
Graduates aiming for roles in media, communications or journalism have extensive employment opportunities because of their knowledge of relevant areas of the law. Those aiming for roles in the legal profession have similarly diverse opportunities, as many legal practice areas relate to the media industry - such as defamation, contract law, entertainment law, intellectual property, licensing agreements and media industry regulation. See individual course entries for more details.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 & 4: study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies and Humanities. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
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7Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Psychological Science

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 91.05
Year
2015
Course description
This five-year double degree prepares you to work in fields where law, psychology and mental health intersect. You'll study topics like criminal law, the relationship between mental disorder and criminal responsibility, social psychology and psychological intervention.

You'll have access to over 20 psychology subjects and the chance to complete a subject on Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning from specialists at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC). You'll also be able to attend regular guest lectures from expert researchers and practitioners, building your understanding of the biological and social aspects of human behaviour.

Through your law studies, you'll have the opportunity to participate in additional studies including Honours in Laws, subjects from our Global Business Law program at the Master's level, and clinical practise in a law firm. Your subjects will also build practical legal skills in advocacy, mediation and negotiation.
Career opportunities
This degree is a pathway to further qualifications as well as a range of career paths. You'll develop skills and knowledge to take into management, research, marketing, teaching, counselling and recruitment. You can also take on a year of further psychology study to progress to a postgraduate degree or a work-based internship to register with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Professional recognition
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria.T
he degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Graduates can apply for APAC-accredited fourth-year courses (e.g. Honours) to qualify for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Eligibility for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and full membership of the APS require appropriate study beyond fourth year, such as a Master's or Doctor of Psychology professional training program.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies, Biology, any Humanities, Psychology. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
Additional information
Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
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8Melbourne
8Bendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Gain expertise in two highly-respected areas of knowledge by combining science studies with an understanding of the law. This five-year double degree opens up a range of career opportunities across science and law, including stem cell research, genetics and climate change.

Our professionally accredited law degree has a strong focus on global and social justice. You'll study the essential legal areas like criminal law, constitutional law and legal ethics. You'll also cover science-related topics such as intellectual property and medicine and the law. Visiting lecturers from high profile law firms will help you develop an understanding of dispute resolution and recent legal developments.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in additional studies including Honours in Laws, subjects from our Global Business Law program at the Master's level, and clinical practice in a law firm.

The science component of this degree can be tailored to your interests. Choose from a range of specialisations including botany, computer science, psychology, chemistry and physics, and get hands-on experience through lab studies and field trips.
Career opportunities
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. Once you graduate, you could find work in areas like scientific and industrial ethics, regulatory affairs, environmental protection and policy development.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). Science graduates can apply for membership of professional associations as determined by their major studies.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies, Chemistry, Physics, and any Humanities. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
Costs
Depending on subjects, approximate costs include: laboratory coat - A$30, dissecting kit - A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Additional information
Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
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9Melbourne
9Bendigo

Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
This three-year graduate degree gives you the chance to build knowledge of the law from a global and social justice perspective. We focus on developing your skills in critical thinking, analysis, advocacy, mediation and negotiation.

In first year, you'll cover dispute resolution and the principles of constitutional, tort, public and criminal law. Second and third year offer units on other aspects of the law including corporate regulation, property law, evidence and criminal procedure, statutory regulation, and legal practice and conduct. You can also attend our winter school in Shanghai and summer school in Hong Kong or Geneva, and access summer and winter school electives from the Master of Laws in Global Business Law.

You'll gain practical experience through our judicial mentoring program that allows you to spend a semester shadowing a judge or magistrate. You can also undertake supervised legal work at Victoria Legal Aid, the Consumer Action Law Centre and the Environmental Defenders Office through our Clinical Legal Education program.

Our moot court gives you more practical experience through simulated activities like witness examination, negotiation and client interviews. We also have an exchange program that gives you the chance to study with our partner universities around the world.

Bendigo students can transfer to Melbourne in third year or continue on at Bendigo through e-learning options but only for Australian students. As you approach graduation, we'll help you find internships and other work placements.
Career opportunities
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. You may find work as a litigation manager, ministerial adviser or in dispute resolution.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
Prerequisite
Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree in a language other than English must submit an IELTS (or equivalent) test result with a minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no individual score less than 6.0.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Some applicants only: applicants who have completed a degree in a language other than English must submit a certified hardcopy of their IELTS (or equivalent) test results to VTAC before applications close.
Additional information
Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
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10Melbourne
10Bendigo

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International students

2014

Bachelor of Laws (075236D)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
23 510
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course is designed for school leavers and tertiary students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree.
It is an accredited professional qualification in law, but also requires students to complete subjects in another non-law discipline, for example, science, media or marketing, without having to complete a separate degree in that discipline. The program offers you an innovative, high-quality legal education with a strong global and social justice perspective and emphasis on practical experience. It includes all the compulsory subjects required for admission to practice law in Victoria. You can choose from a broad range of electives, many with a practical skills component, for example: Clinical Legal Education, International Advocacy, Mediation and Negotiation.

Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of study where they complete the remainder of their course(this is only available to local students). However, students who wish to remain in Bendigo are offered the ability to complete their later year core law subjects and a limited number of law electives through blended learning/video conferencing.

English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 95
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 93.05
International Baccalaureate - 34
GCE A Levels - 14
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 11
MICSS (UEC) - 2.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 85
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - 9
Indonesia (SMA) - not eligible
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
International applicants are advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice.
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Laws (Undergraduate Entry)Bendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Accounting (075233G)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 400
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This program offers an innovative, high-quality legal education with a strong global and social justice perspective and a real emphasis on hands-on experiences. It includes all the compulsory law subjects required by the Council of Legal Education for admission to practice in Victoria and a wide range of electives. The course also includes compulsory specialised subjects relevant to business such as Banking and Finance Law and Competition Policy and Law. See the Bachelor of Laws (Undergraduate Entry) for details on the law component

The accounting component aims to provide a professional accounting qualification comprising the skills and knowledge for accounting practice and management of large and small enterprises in the government and private sectors. Electives are available in a range of areas including financial management, financial planning, and management.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 95
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 93.05
International Baccalaureate - 34
GCE A Levels - 14
HKDSE - 2x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 11
MICSS (UEC) - 2.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 85
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - 9
Indonesia (SMA) - not eligible
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Additional information
Applicants should seek assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in their country of intended practice.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).

Successful completion of the appropriate choice of subjects qualifies graduates for membership of the following professional accounting bodies: CA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), National Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Full course details
Laws/AccountingMelbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (075232G)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 400
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This double degree allows you to combine an innovative, high-quality legal education with a solid grounding in the humanities. You'll gain a strong global and social justice perspective with a real emphasis on hands-on experiences. You'll study all the compulsory law subjects required for admission to practise law in Victoria. You'll also be able to choose from a wide range of law electives, many with a practical skills component. See the Bachelor of Laws for details on the law component.

You can select a major from a wide range of disciplines offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, including languages and the performing arts. You can also choose to complete law electives that complement your arts specialisation.

Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two full-time years of study where they complete the remainder of their course (this is only available to local students). However, students who wish to remain in Bendigo are offered the ability to complete their later year core law subjects and a limited number of law electives through blended learning/video conferencing.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 95
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 93
International Baccalaureate - 34
GCE A Levels - 14
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 11
MICSS (UEC) - 2.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 85
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - 9
Indonesia (SMA) - not eligible
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Additional information
The relevant visa is required to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. Graduates should seek assurance or recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
Full course details
Laws/Arts Melbourne
Laws/Arts Bendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business (075229C)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 400
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business provides an accredited professional qualification in law as well as a degree in business. You'll gain an innovative, high-quality legal education with a strong global and social justice perspective and a real emphasis on hands-on experiences. The course includes all the compulsory law subjects required for admission to practise law in Victoria. You'll also choose from a wide range of law electives, including subjects complementary to business such as banking and finance law, income taxation law and global business law.

The degree allows you to complete a major in business, economics, financial management, financial planning, human resource management, macroeconomics, management information systems, international management, management or marketing. See individual course entries for more details.

Please note: if you commence your studies at Bendigo, you'll normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of full-time study, where you'll complete the remainder of your course.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 95
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - Melbourne 93.15
International Baccalaureate - 34
GCE A Levels - 14
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 11
MICSS (UEC) - 2.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 85
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - 9
Indonesia (SMA) - not eligible
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Additional information
The relevant visa is required to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. Graduates should seek assurance or recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
International graduates: the relevant visa is required to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. You should seek assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in the country of intended practice.

Graduates with a marketing major: associate membership of the Australian Marketing Institute or the Marketing Research Society of Australia. Graduates with a human resource management major: admission to the Australian Human Resource Institute (subject to relevant work experience).
Full course details
Laws/BusinessMelbourne
Laws/BusinessBendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Economics (075230K)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 400
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This double degree offers an innovative, high-quality legal education alongside a core foundation in economics, enabling you to pursue a variety of careers in legal and business environments. With a strong global and social justice perspective and a real emphasis on hands-on experiences, the course includes all the compulsory law subjects required for admission to practice in Victoria. You'll also be able to choose from a wide range of law electives, many with a practical skills component. See the Bachelor of Laws for details on the law component. The economics component includes compulsory specialised subjects relevant such as Banking and Finance Law, Competition Law and Policy, or an approved subject from the Master of Laws in Global Business Law. See the Bachelor of Economics for more details.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 95
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 94.55
International Baccalaureate - 35
GCE A Levels - 14
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 11
MICSS (UEC) - 2.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 85
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - 9
Indonesia (SMA) - not eligible
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Mathematics equivalent to Australian VCE (Year 12) Units 3 & 4 (any), with a minimum study score of 20.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Professional recognition
Law, business, economics, business economics, business models and forecasting, international trade and finance, macroeconomic analysis and policy, microeconomic analysis and policy, resource and environmental economics. International graduates would need the relevant visa to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. International applicants are advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice. The appropriate choice of subjects in the Bachelor of Economics can lead to membership of the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance.
Full course details
Laws/EconomicsMelbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Finance (075228D)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 400
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This five-year combined degree provides an accredited professional qualification in law, as well as a degree in finance, giving you the skills to pursue lucrative opportunities where these areas intersect. The course includes all the compulsory law subjects for admission to practise law in Victoria, as well as and specialised finance subjects such as Banking and Finance Law, Competition Law and Policy or an approved subject from the Master of Laws in Global Business Law.

In the finance component, you'll study four major areas: corporate finance, international finance, investment and portfolio management and risk management, giving you a strong grounding in financial skills and knowledge.
See individual course entries for further details.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 95
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 95.20
International Baccalaureate - 36
GCE A Levels - 14
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 11
MICSS (UEC) - 2.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 85
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - 9
Indonesia (SMA) - not eligible
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Mathematics determined to be equivalent to VCE Units 3 & 4 (any) with a minimum score of 20.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). International graduates would need the relevant visa to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. International students are advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice. International graduates would need the relevant visa to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. The appropriate choice of subjects in the Bachelor of Finance can lead to membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Full course details
Laws/Finance Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations (075231J)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 400
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This combined degree provides complementary studies in the fields of law and international relations. You'll gain the skills to work with and for prominent organisations within international politics or as a lawyer in the public, private or community sector.

The course includes subjects on key issues of international relations, such as Human Rights Law, Public International Law and Organised and International Crime. You'll also study core subjects in politics and international public policy, and gain the professional competency needed to transition to the workplace. You may also choose to complement your studies with subjects from other disciplines, including economics, history, sociology, anthropology and sociology. See individual course entries for more details.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 95
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR): 2013 (indicative only) - 93.15
International Baccalaureate - 35
GCE A Levels - 14
HKDSE - 2x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 11
MICSS (UEC) - 2.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 85
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - 9
Indonesia (SMA) - not eligible
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Additional information
International students are advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). International graduates would need the relevant visa to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia.
Full course details
Laws/International Relations Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media (036246C)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 980
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
Combining an accredited professional qualification in law with studies in media, this recently revised double degree offers an innovative, high quality legal education with a strong global and social justice perspective and a real emphasis on hands-on experience. It includes all the compulsory law subjects required by the Council of Legal Education for admission to practice in Victoria, compulsory specialised subjects relevant to media such as Intellectual Property Law and a wide range of law electives, many with a practical skills component. See the Bachelor of Laws (Undergraduate Entry) for details on the law component.

The Bachelor of Media offers you a flexible and forward-looking approach to the converging fields of film, radio, television and new media. In core subjects you will develop strong foundations in the creative use of media, gain a critical understanding of the role of media in social and cultural life and knowledge of the operation and regulation of the media. You will develop skills in collaborative productions for small and big screens, radio and audio design and digital media.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe University Language Centre; for more information please visit the Health Sciences website.

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0; or

TOEFL Paper-based Test: a minimum score of 550 with a score of 5 or better in the Test of Written English; or

TOEFL Computer-based Test: a minimum score of 213 with a score of 5 in essay writing; or

TOEFL Internet-based Test: a minimum score of 80 with no individual score less than 20; or

Satisfactory completion of an English language subject at Year 12 or equivalent level. This must have been completed in the past two years and at an academic level acceptable to the University; or

Approved equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 92
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2011 (indicative only) - 76
International Baccalaureate - 32
GCE A Levels - 9
Hong Kong A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 8,4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 8.67
MICSS (UEC) - 3A 3B
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 70
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Thailand (Matayoma 6) - GPA 2.8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: www.latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/academic-entry-requirements

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Additional information
The relevant visa is required to complete a supervised traineeship in Australia. You are advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in your preferred country of practice.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). International graduates would need the relevant visa to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia.
Full course details
Laws/Media Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Psychological Science (075227E)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 420
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This double degree aims to prepare you for a career in the law, psychology or mental health fields, and the fascinating area where these disciplines intersect. You'll choose from a wide range of law electives, many with a practical skills component, and compulsory specialised law subjects relevant to psychology, such as Mental Disorder and Criminal Responsibility.

The Bachelor of Psychological Science aims to provide students with broad knowledge and skills in psychology as well as biological and social aspects of behaviour. Note that this course does not qualify graduates for registration to work as a psychologist - you'll also need to complete specific postgraduate studies. See individual course entries for more details.

Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of study where they complete the remainder of their course (this is only available to local students). However, students who wish to remain in Bendigo are offered the ability to complete their later year core law subjects and a limited number of law electives through blended learning/video conferencing.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 95
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 94.5
International Baccalaureate - 35
GCE A Levels - 14
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 11
MICSS (UEC) - 2.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 85
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - 9
Indonesia (SMA) - not eligible
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Australian VCE Units 3 and 4, a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English.
Additional information
International students are advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
Graduates can complete a suitable fourth-year program (e.g. Honours) to qualify for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), such as specialised Postgraduate Diploma courses. Eligibility for membership of the APS and for Victorian registration as a psychologist require at least two more years of appropriate study beyond fourth year, such as a Master's or Doctorate in psychology.
Full course details
Laws/Psychological Science Melbourne
Laws/Psychological Science Bendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science (075226F)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 420
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
Combined expertise in law and a specific science discipline is likely to give you outstanding career options across many fields, including policy development, regulatory affairs, environmentalprotection, patents, and the expanding field of scientific/industrial ethics. This double degree offers an accredited law qualification (see the Bachelor of Laws for details) that includes science-related electives like Intellectual Property Law and Law and Medicine. You can also choose from specialisations in chemistry, computer science, electronics, genetics, psychology, and mathematics. See individual course entries for more details.

Please note: if you commence your studies at Bendigo, you'll normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of full-time study, where you'll complete the remainder of your course. However, if you wish to remain in Bendigo you'll be able to complete your later year core law subjects and a limited number of law electives through blended learning/video conferencing.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 95
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 93.10
International Baccalaureate - 34
GCE A Levels - 14
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 11
MICSS (UEC) - 2.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 75
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - 9
Indonesia (SMA) - 9
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Mathematics determined to be equivalent to VCE Units 3 & 4 (Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics) with a study score of at least 20. Units 3 and 4, a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English.
Additional costs
Depending on subjects, approximate costs include: laboratory coat - A$30, dissecting kit - A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Additional information
International students are advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). International graduates would need the relevant visa to complete the articles of clerkship in Australia.
Full course details
Laws/ScienceMelbourne
Laws/ScienceBendigo

Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) (075233G)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
23 510
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
Designed especially for people with existing degrees, this course offers a high quality professionally-accredited legal qualification with a strong global and social justice perspective. It had a real emphasis on practical experience and offers a broad range of electives, many with a practical skills component such as Clinical Legal Education, International Advocacy, and Mediation and Negotiation.

Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two full-time years of study where they complete the remainder of their course (this is only available to local students). However, students who wish to remain in Bendigo are offered the ability to complete their later year core law subjects and a limited number of law electives through blended learning/video conferencing.

You can also access subjects from the Master of Laws in Global Business Law taught by some of the world's leading scholars and practitioners. These are offered in block release mode in summer and winter school, outside standard University semester dates.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor's degree or approved international equivalent.
Subject prerequisite
Selection based on prior studies and experience.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute). International graduates would need the relevant visa to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. International applicants are advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice.
Full course details
Laws (Graduate Entry)Melbourne
Laws (Graduate Entry)Bendigo

How to apply?

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Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Honours information

The School of Law offers a unique Honours program in Victoria. It allows high-achieving, final-year students to complete a unique, sustained research project with one-on-one supervision, which counts as two law electives.

Theses of exceptional quality have been published in leading Australian journals and some have been cited in Australian law reform measures. The Honours year is by application and includes the research and writing of a 10,000 word thesis.     

Law placement opportunities

You can shadow a magistrate or judge for a semester through our judicial mentoring program. An internship subject lets students organise a placement interstate or overseas. Five Clinical Legal Education (CLE) programs allow you to work under supervision in a range of legal environments with real clients and real legal work. You can work for Victoria Legal Aid, West Heidelberg Community Legal Service, Environmental Justice Australia (formerly the Environmental Defender's Office Victoria), the Public Interest Law Clearinghouse, the Consumer Action Law Centre, and the Office of the Public Advocate or the Federation of Community Legal Centres.

Our communication and advocacy subject gives you hands-on experience in court appearance work.

Learn more about our Clinical Legal Education program.

Overseas study opportunities

Gain valuable overseas experience by taking part in our student exchange program for 6-12 months. We have over 22 exchange partners in Canada, the US, South America, Europe and the UK. Students in double degrees can complete a combination of law and non law subjects.

We also offer a winter school program in Shanghai and Introduction to Chinese Law, led by Professor Jianfu Chen. Study in Hong Kong or Geneva as part of the Duke University Summer School program. There are four half-fee remission scholarships each year.

Skills training and mooting

You'll have plenty of opportunities to participate in simulated legal activities, such as client interviewing, witness examinations and negotiation. Selected students will receive intensive training in advocacy skills from a highly qualified member of the Victorian Bar.

Our School has an outstanding record in competitive mooting at both national and international levels, reaching the finals in successive years.

In 2014, our team reached the finals of the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moots in Hong Kong and Vienna, for the sixth consecutive year. Our Vis Vienna advocates reached the finals and were ranked in the top 10% of nearly 300 competing international law schools. In 2012, our School was the equal highest Australian team in the International Criminal Court Moot in the Hague.

Law Students' Association  

Our Law Students' Association (LSA) runs activities, careers, competitions, education and marketing. The LSA provides students with the opportunity to take on leadership roles within the School and to engage with the wider legal community.

LSA members run an orientation and mentoring program for first year students, organise competitions, career and social events and publish a Careers Guide. 

Dedicated Careers and Placement Officer

La Trobe Law School has has a dedicated Careers and Placement Officer to help you secure seasonal clerkships, internships and supervised workplace traineeships. You'll also have help with preparing and developing resumes, applications and interview skills.

Alternative pathways

Going straight from school to university isn’t an option for everyone. There may be other pathways to help you gain entry into this course. See alternative course pathways.

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