Course Detail

Bachelor of Laws


Prepare yourself for a thriving legal career.

La Trobe's Bachelor of Laws is a practical, skills-based and social-justice oriented approach to legal education. Our accredited course offers a diverse range of electives, tailoring your learning to your specific career aspirations.

Develop essential legal skills such as advocacy, mediation, negotiation, critical thinking and dispute resolution. Learn the versatility and skills that make you more employable. Prepare for the future of law by exploring emerging areas such as law and technology and legal entrepreneurship.

You'll also benefit from over 150 clinical placement opportunities, industry networking events and classes with practising scholars.

Only the first two years of this course are offered in Bendigo. While it is possible to arrange long-distance learning, it is recommend to transfer to the Melbourne Campus to complete degree with a wider selection of subjects.

Reasons to study law at La Trobe:

·         Study at a leading Law School, with a 45-year history of teaching law

·         Take advantage of clerkship or placement opportunities at law firms and community legal centres

·         Participate in mooting competitions in Hong Kong, Vienna and Frankfurt

·         Enjoy a personalised learning experience with small class sizes

·         Study future-focused and industry-leading technology and cyberlaw subjects

·         Be mentored by experienced barristers, solicitors and judges

·         Study at a university with a strong global reputation: La Trobe Law subjects are rated in the top 200 worldwide *

·         Access study abroad opportunities in Europe, the USA, Asia and South America.

Double degree options including Arts, Business, Science, Psychological Science and Media.

Note for Bendigo students: From third year onwards, students have the option to transfer to the Melbourne Campus or continue to study with blended delivery for compulsory subjects and e-learning options for elective subjects. Some intensive law electives are available over summer and winter at the Melbourne Campus.

* QS world rankings by subject 2018

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

 Why study law or criminology at La Trobe?

Top-rated globally

La Trobe is in the top 1.1% of universities worldwide.

Time Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2020; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2019, Ranking Web of Universities

Leading law school

La Trobe is one of Victoria’s leading law schools for undergraduate educational experience

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Global top 200

We are one of Australia's leading research law schools with our subjects in the top 200 in the world

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2018, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018: Law


This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. For more information on admission to practise. Graduates work as lawyers, strategic advisers, workplace relations analysts, government staff, law librarians, policy advisors and intelligence analysts.

Professional recognition

All La Trobe University Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to qualify for admission to the legal profession in Victoria as an Australian lawyer. Admission to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Victoria also requires the completion of practical legal training either by a 12-month period of Supervised Legal Training or by completing an approved practical legal training course (for example, at the Leo Cussen Institute or The College of Law). Candidates for admission to practise must also satisfy the Admissions Board that they are a fit and proper person to be admitted to practise. International graduates would need the relevant visa to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. You're advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in your preferred country of practice.


Course Information

  • IELTS: 6.5/6.0

  • Scholarship: Yes

  • Tuition Fee: AUS $37,400 per year

Admission Requirements

Academic entry requirement

90% in high school