Faculty of Business and Law

Swinburne Law School

At Swinburne Law School, we focus on law and technology, and practical skills. We’re committed to producing future-ready lawyers and criminal justice and criminology professionals who have elite problem-solving and persuasive skills.

We’re the newest, most dynamic and forward-thinking law school in Australia

We officially launched in February 2016. In 2017 and 2018 we ranked the highest of all Victorian law schools for teaching and student satisfaction (QILT: Student Experience Survey 2017 and 2018). And we’re already rated as one of the best 150 law schools in the world and the 4th best law school in Australia (Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020).

Our students are exposed to world-class research with a focus on the society-shaping areas of law and technology, intellectual property, corporate governance and criminal justice.

Degrees you won’t find anywhere else

We’re the only law school in Victoria where graduates can apply to practise the day they graduate. Our partnership with the Leo Cussens Institute means that students can complete their Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, and gain extensive practical experience, all while studying their Bachelor of Laws. Plus, we offer our students three professional placements. It’s all part of our commitment to ensuring our students are well equipped to handle whatever tomorrow throws at them.  

Our Criminal Justice and Criminology degree is the only course in Victoria where you learn about both the causes of crime (criminology) and how society responds to crime (criminal justice).

Swinburne Law students take on the world in Oxford

Swinburne was the only Victorian law school invited to compete at the world-renowned Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Mooting Competition.

Read more about Swinburne's success at Oxford