Bachelor of Laws
Choose Law at La Trobe
La Trobe was the first university to partner with the Australian lawyers for human rights.*
*Source: Australian Lawyers for Human Rights
- Get a legal education with a strong emphasis on global and social justice.
- Choose from eight law programs, six of which lead to double degrees.
- Gain practical experience with a semester shadowing a judge or magistrate, or through our moot court.
- Choose from a range of electives offering practical experience in areas like international advocacy, clinical legal education, mediation and negotiation.
- Study overseas in winter school in Shanghai and summer school in Hong Kong or Geneva.
Career opportunities in law
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. A law degree opens up many opportunities – not just as a lawyer but also within commerce, government and not-for-profit organisations. Many law graduates use their skills in related fields such as dispute resolution, social work, policing or human services.
Recent graduates work at:
- King & Wood Mallesons
- Fair Work Australia
- Office of Public Prosecutions
- Arnold Block Leibler
- Victoria Legal Aid.
What you'll learn
- apply the law in a global context
- understand the law in its social, political and economic contexts
- think critically and analytically about research problems
- present your ideas in a compelling way.
Students from Australia and New Zealand
AUD$10,080 per year (based on typical first year fees with a deferred HECS-HELP loan). Find out more.
AUD$29,500 annual tuition fee based on 120 credit points. Get more information on fees and how to pay.
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This degree is a professional qualification that allows you to complete subjects in areas outside law like science, media or marketing. La Trobe designs its courses with your future career in mind and partners with a range of professional organisations for accreditation and registration. Refer to the detail for each course to see what professional registration and membership options exist. For information on the requirements of the Victorian Council of Legal Education for admission to start legal practise, see Australian practise requirements and International practise requirements.
Our Bendigo students can transfer to Melbourne after their first two years of study, or stay in Bendigo and complete their law subjects through blended learning and video conferencing.
For information regarding course accreditation, registration or memberships, please refer to the course details.
First year subjects
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Dispute Resolution||Principles of Criminal Law|
|Legal Institutions and Methods||Principles of Public Law|
|Non-law elective||Non-law elective|
|Non-law elective||Non-law elective|
Download this course information [PDF 373KB] for the Bachelor of Laws.
How to apply
Find out how to apply direct to La Trobe.
Find out about how to apply as an international student.
Check out some of our many other pathway options available.
Scholarships and financial support
Inside look: presenting your ideas to a judge
The La Trobe Moot Court
Studying with the La Trobe Law School gives you plenty of opportunities to practise your skills in areas like client interviewing, witness examination and negotiation. The School also has an outstanding national and international record in competitive mooting, which gives you the chance to put your legal knowledge into practice and network with lawyers, judges and academics from around the world.
La Trobe's moot court in session
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