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Studying law is about more than understanding the levers that make our society fair. It’s about ensuring the whole system runs effectively and pulling the right levers when it doesn’t.

That’s why Swinburne offers more than just theory. Whether you want to be in the spotlight in a court room or make a difference behind the scenes, Swinburne has a course to get you there. Our degrees and diplomas offer more than theory, with diverse opportunities to get hands-on experience and learn from the experts.

Whether you move into policing, legal assistance, commercial, criminal or property law, or another area entirely, our law, justice and legal courses give you the skills to help people access one of the fundamental rights of democracy. 

Browse our courses disciplines to find detailed course information, application dates, ATAR scores, fees, entry requirements and more

Why study with us?

20:1 student to teacher ratio*

83% of students secure jobs before graduating#

Law study guide

Law study guide

Whether you want to be in the spotlight in a court room or make a difference behind the scenes, Swinburne has a course to get you there.
Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology study guide

Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology study guide

You may be interested in the science and psychology of criminal behaviour, or the social issues underlying crime. Victoria's first Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology offers both and with industry experience built into your course so you’ll be job-ready.
  • "My teachers are always inspiring me to make the most of the opportunities Swinburne provides. They are aware of the competitive job market and are constantly encouraging me to partake in meaningful experiences that will provide terrific professional development opportunities and help me stand out from the crowd."

    Dina , Studying Law and Business

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  • Swinburne Law tops state

    Swinburne Law tops state


    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 2022).

Where can a law course take you?

There are many pathways you can take when you study a law course. Here's what's involved to become a lawyer.

*Good Universities Guide 2019 

#Employers include Mills Oakley, Minter Ellison and Prior Law

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    Work Integrated Learning

    Swinburne guarantees real industry experience in all our bachelor degrees in the form of placements, internships or industry-linked projects. Find out more about Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs.