Law course transfers

Procedure

  1. Complete the Domestic Application for Course Transfer form [PDF 2.60 MB]. International Students: La Trobe International Office must sign and stamp your International Application for Course Transfer [PDF_140KB].
  2. Attach a brief statement outlining your reasons for requesting a course transfer.
  3. If you wish to transfer into a Law program, also supply the following (unless you're transferring between Law programs):
    • A detailed statement including information on your personal accomplishments, community involvement and career goals
    • An up-to-date resume
  4. Apply by the given deadline (see Submitting forms online or in person). We'll review all applications after the semester results are released. We'll notify you of the outcome by email. The approved transfer may take 1-2 weeks to process. If your transfer is approved, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to choose subjects for your new course through StudentOnLine. Please check your student email.

Academic criteria for consideration

  1. For all transfers into the Bachelor of Laws (Undergrad) and all double degrees Melbourne and Bendigo:
    1. One Semester of full time degree study with 80% average. Student must have passed all law subjects, if any, undertaken in the study period under consideration; OR
    2. One year of full time degree study with a 70% average. Student must have passed all law subjects, if any, undertaken in the study period under consideration.
  2. For all transfers into the Bachelor of Laws (Grad Entry) Melbourne and Bendigo:
    1. Completion of an Australian Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with an overall average of 60% and no more than 5 fails
  3. For all transfers into the Bachelor of Criminology:
    1. One Semester of full time degree study with a 70% average. Student must have passed all criminology subjects, if any, undertaken in the study period under consideration; OR
    2. One year of full time degree study with a 60% average. Student must have passed all criminology subjects, if any, undertaken in the study period under consideration.
  4. For all transfers into the Juris Doctor (JD) Course:
    1. An Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification with an average of 65% or above; OR
    2. An Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or approved equivalent qualification with a personal statement. The personal statement should address reasons for seeking to study law, relevant employment experience, evidence of contribution to the community, and relevant skills and experience that enable the candidate to undertake study workload.