Master of Laws
This program allows you to construct a course of study with a strong global and international focus, taught by leading academics and practitioners from Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. It aims to prepare you to work in a global legal economy adeven if you don't necessarily wish to practise exclusively in a commercial environment.
Subjects will focus on areas of global interest, including international business and arbitration law, USA business and corporations' law, intellectual property law and Asian and European business law; but may also include subjects in alternative dispute resolution, comparative legal traditions, international criminal law and public interest law.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.
Academic entry requirement
1 A JD or a bachelor honours degree in Law, or an equivalent qualification; or
2 A bachelor degree in Law (or equivalent) plus either a graduate diploma in Law, a graduate certificate in Law, or an equivalent postgraduate qualification; or
3 A bachelor degree in Law (or equivalent) plus sufficient relevant work-based or other learning that, in the opinion of the School, constitutes the equivalent of one of the above qualifications; or
4 A bachelor degree in Law (or equivalent) plus admission to practice as an Australian lawyer (or international equivalent).
NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.
An extensive range of subjects in US, European and Asian law prepares students for a career in an international business and legal environment. Graduates are likely to find roles in academia, the legal profession, politics, business and commerce, government service, and public administration.
Fees and costs
Annual tuition fee (A$)
Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
CRICOS code: 095559G