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Why study Law with us?

20:1 student to teacher ratio*

83% of students secure jobs before graduating#

Choose Law at Swinburne

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

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. We have 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

  • Girl wearing suit on white background with a gavel, scales of justice and interconnecting red and grey dots.

    How to become a lawyer

    Learn how to become a lawyer and pull the levers that control the justice system to create a safer and fairer society for everyone. Read Swinburne's 4 steps to becoming a lawyer.

Featured Law courses

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.
  • "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

  • 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).

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    How to shift gears with your career in law

    A law degree is the foundation for just about any career you can dream of. For Alex Giannopoulos, Head of Industry, Engagement & Partnerships at the Leo Cussen Centre for Law, it was his foundation in law that allowed him to pivot into his dream job. Hear about his journey on this episode of the Swinburne podcast, Get Hungry.

*Good Universities Guide 2019 

#Employers include Mills Oakley, Minter Ellison and Prior Law