Law rankings wrap up

The La Trobe Law School has produced outstanding rankings and ratings for its subjects, student experience and graduate outcomes

Ranking by subject

The School received its highest ever ranking in the Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2023 by Subject.

Law has risen to a higher band (151-175) with a ranking of 170, a gain of 22 positions. The School finished third in Victoria and now sits 13th nationally, rising five places.

"This is the highest ranking La Trobe Law School has achieved in THE WUR and we're very proud of our success," says Dean of the La Trobe Law School, Professor Fiona Kelly.

"The Law School is already the highest ranked for student satisfaction in Victoria. This outcome provides further evidence of the excellent quality of our degree programs."

Experts in skills development

The School was rated first in Victoria for “skill development” in the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching Student Experience Survey (2021-2022).

The School received a score of 86.4% (the national average is 82%).

The Student Experience Survey is the only comprehensive survey of current higher education students in Australia. It focuses on aspects of the student experience that are measurable, linked with learning and development outcomes, and potentially able to be influences by higher education students.

“La Trobe Law students have numerous opportunities to develop their legal skills throughout their degree. We are the only Victorian law school to offer a placement opportunity in second year. In the later years of their degree, students take advantage of our extensive industry partnerships to complete a placement at one of five community legal centre clinics, a law firm, or a not-for-profit.”

Exceptional graduate outcomes

The School was rated first in Victoria for “overall student satisfaction” in the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching Graduate Outcomes Survey (2021-2022).

The School received a score of 90.4% (the national average is 82%).

The Graduate Outcomes Survey is completed by graduates of Australian higher education institutions approximately four to six months after finishing their studies. The Survey measures short-term employment outcomes including skills, further studies and graduation satisfaction.

“The GOS is a strong indicator of the quality of the overall Law School experience for students at La Trobe. It is testament to the quality of our teaching and how well we prepare them for the workplace that they rank La Trobe Law School so highly”.