Why research Law?

La Trobe Law School has a strong research culture that combines doctrinal, theory-based and empirical findings with a stimulating environment in which to work.

Our interdisciplinary approach offers insights into the thinking behind the law and the workings of the law in practice. It delivers outcomes for private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Most of our staff have research qualifications and can offer supervision across a range of legal fields. Many are engaged in service on boards and tribunals, policy advice to law reform agencies and legal practice.

Strong success in ERA rankings

La Trobe ranked joint third in Victoria through its research in Law and Legal Studies (Cluster 2, field 18).

Research specialisations

Access to Justice
Commercial Law and Taxation
Criminal Law and Justice
Family Law
Human Rights and International Law
Law and Society
Public Institutions and Administrative Law

Finding a supervisor

One of the most important aspects of your research study will be finding a supervisor in Law.

Our staff specialising in Law include:

Associate Professor Murray is an expert in Australian and international employment law.

Jill Murray, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

Student and graduate profiles

Find out about the experiences of one of our Law research students.

My name is Rebekah Hoath. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Law and Psychological Science.

Rebekah Hoath,