Studying in 2021
We look forward to welcoming students onto our Victorian campuses in Semester 2 in line with Government directions.
We are planning to offer face-to-face classes in Semester 2, 2021 in many subjects across our campuses, though some classes will continue to be delivered online (particularly lectures). As always, we are prioritising student and staff safety and working within the guidelines provided by the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services.
Some of your classes (particularly lectures) may continue to be delivered online for the following reasons:
- providing classes for students unable to return to Australia
- accessibility for students and teaching staff with vulnerable health conditions or those restricted from attending campus in person
- the subject is offered in fully online mode only.
Student support services are available in face-to-face operations on our Victorian campuses, and we will continue to provide online access to these services in recognition of the improved access for students this has provided.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and community remains La Trobe’s top priority and we will continue to ensure University operations comply with the Government’s public health directions.
For more information, please check the COVID-19 Student FAQs.
Currently outside Australia? You can begin studying online now and be ready to join us on campus once borders reopen.
Currently in Australia? Learn more about how you can apply to study at La Trobe University.
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Build your practical legal skills with placements or venture into the community with criminology. At La Trobe University, you’ll deal with real clients and workplaces while you study. Learn from the best, so you can become a leader in your career.
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La Trobe’s Bachelor of Laws (Honours) combines outstanding legal training with a progressive approach to law to prepare you for a rewarding career.
Get to the root of crime and learn how to build a more just world with La Trobe’s Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Criminology.
Our Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Global Studies double degree gives you the skills and knowledge to succeed in an increasingly globalised world.
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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.
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.
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.
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