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We are dedicated to providing you with a global perspective, practical legal skills, and a spirit of service to the legal profession and the community.

You will be taught by highly qualified staff with extensive teaching experience, world-standard research profiles and a strong tradition of professional engagement. Our academic staff produce expert research across a broad range of areas, including access to justice, commercial law and taxation, criminal law and justice, family law, human rights and international law, law and society and public institutions and administrative law. Our expertise informs teaching in both core and elective subjects and will provide you with insights into current issues in legal practice, public policy and law reform.

Juris Doctor

Our Juris Doctor provides a contemporary and global perspective on law. Offered by an established, experienced and successful law school with a strong commitment to social justice, you’ll learn from elite legal minds and benefit from a unique range of offerings.

Based at our City Campus in the heart of Melbourne’s legal precinct, you’ll benefit from small class sizes, personalised attention, simulated legal exercises and practical experience with real clients. Guide your career in the direction you want with electives in law and technology, commercial law, cyber law, international law, health law and human rights law.

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Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (undergraduate)

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a practical, skills-based and progressive approach to legal education. Our accredited course offers a diverse range of electives, tailoring your learning to your career aspirations.

In La Trobe's Bachelor of Laws (Honours), you'll develop the knowledge and expertise to establish yourself as a well-rounded legal professional. You'll combine outstanding intellectual and skills-based legal training with a progressive approach to law, preparing you for a rewarding career.

Develop essential career skills, such as court room advocacy, mediation, negotiation, critical thinking and legal writing. Learn the versatility and cross-disciplinary skills that make you more employable. Study how legal practice shapes the most pressing challenges of our time, including in areas such as environmental law, international law, intellectual property law, and cyber law and policy.

As well, you’ll benefit from over 150 clinical placements, including with community legal centres, law firms and government agencies, and with judges and magistrates.

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Criminology

Our Bachelor of Criminology combines a high-quality criminology education with a commitment to social justice and an emphasis on practical experience.

In first year, you’ll learn about key issues in relation to crime, criminal justice and the connection between the criminal justice system, access to justice and human rights. You’ll also examine the sustainability of our criminal justice system in relation to social, economic and environmental factors.

In second and third year, you’ll study policing, sentencing, corrections, forensics, victimisation, research and policy development, gaining a deeper understanding of the issues and practice of criminal justice. In third year, you may have an opportunity to undertake a work placement.

Bachelor of Criminology is a multidisciplinary course that helps you understand the complex causes of crime and develop innovative responses to it.

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