Course details

CRICOS course code: 040190B

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Launch an exciting career in law and make a name for yourself in corporate, community or government legal sectors.

If you’d like a dynamic and fulfilling job in law, learn from the best at VU.

Our lecturers and adjunct professors include some of Australia’s most reputable legal professionals, sharing their many years of experience and knowledge. They include:

  • the Hon. Justice Chris Maxwell QC
  • Professor Robert Richter QC
  • criminal law specialist, Robert Stary
  • former Attorney General, Nicola Roxon
  • Victorian Chief Magistrate, Ian Gray
  • retired High Court Judge, the Hon. Michael Kirby.

Through this law degree you’ll get a broad perspective on legal practice and gain specialist academic and professional skills including:

  • advocacy
  • ethical judgement
  • communication
  • legal research and writing
  • interviewing and negotiation
  • relevant legal professional computing skills.

Thanks to our partnerships with the courts and community legal services, you’ll also gain practical, real-world experience of the justice system – helping you along the path to a rewarding career in law.

We also offer Honours in Law for our high academic achievers.

Careers in law

When you graduate from a Bachelor of Laws at Victoria University, you’ll be in high demand because we’ll make sure you’re job-ready.

You could work as a lawyer or in legal practice in areas including criminal law, family law, commercial law and business. Many of our graduates choose to work in community legal centres providing legal access to disadvantaged groups, and in not-for-profit organisations.

Roles in the legal field include:

  • solicitor
  • lawyer
  • policy adviser
  • legal adviser
  • human-rights advocate.

Industries in Melbourne with the greatest demand for law graduates are banking and finance, corporate/commercial, litigation, private equity, projects, property, tax and workplace relations (Graduate Careers Australia).

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Laws students will be required to complete 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of First Year Core studies
  • <>132 credit points of Professional Core studies
  • 48 credit points of Non Law Electives studies

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
29,600 Per Year
Read more14,800 per semester
21 Feb 2022
01 Aug 2022
4 years Full time City Queen Campus
256, 283, 295 and 300 Queen Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent). OR: Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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