Why study law or criminology at La Trobe?

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We're one of Australia's leading research law schools, with our law and legal studies research ranked 'above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Global perspective

Develop a global mindset and experience different legal systems with an international exchange.

Practical experience

Put theory into practice with a work placement in a law firm or criminal justice organisation.

Make an informed choice

Our one-on-one consultations are designed to hone in on your objectives and provide practical guidance about your study options

Meet one of our graduates

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Challenging and interesting subjects only scratch the surface of what La Trobe can offer its law students. A law degree at La Trobe not only provides you with the knowledge and resources to develop technical excellence, but also allows you to apply these skills in a practical and relevant manner.

Belinda Moore-Gilbert
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations graduate

Be better prepared for a rewarding career

Practice, practice, practice

Take a stance in our moot courts. Do a placement in a big-city law firm or community organisation like the Consumer Action Law Centre. Join our award-winning Fast Track Clinic at the Asylum Seeker’s Resource Centre. And be mentored by professionals along every step of the way.

All kinds of clever

You’ll develop essential legal skills such as advocacy, mediation, negotiation, critical thinking and dispute resolution. You can also choose from a range of electives and discover your passion, whether it’s cyber law, climate law or forensic science.

Take your experience to the world

Gain a global perspective with study abroad opportunities or internationally taught electives. While you’re there, get a feel for different legal and justice systems and build your global connections.

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