La Trobe Law School is an innovative research hub that focuses on delivering research outcomes that have a significant impact on the community. While many of our staff conduct individual research in their areas of specialisation to advance knowledge in their fields, the school actively promotes socio-legal and interdisciplinary research that delivers effective outcomes for the private, public and non profit sectors.

La Trobe ranks ‘at world standard’ for research in Law and Law & Legal Studies (ERA 2015-2016 assessment).

Research strengths

La Trobe Law School's core research strengths are Access to Justice, Commercial Law and Taxation, Human Rights and International Law, and Law and Society.


Staff of the La Trobe Law School edit internationally renowned scholarly journals that advance knowledge in the legal community, including Law in Context and Global Change, Peace and Security.

Higher Degree Research (HDR)

You may apply at any time to become a higher degree research student at La Trobe Law School.

Find a research supervisor

La Trobe Law School is staffed by an international community of researchers and supervisors who produce high quality scholarship.