We believe that law graduates need to be prepared for the complex legal challenges and opportunities that await them. That’s why we offer law degrees at Swinburne – ranked as one of the best 150 law schools in the world and the fourth best law school in Australia (Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020).

Our law courses focus on experiential learning, practical skills, and the fast-growing areas of legal technology and intellectual property.

Gain a sound understanding of the law including the Priestley 11 – all taught in small classes by accessible academics with strong industry connections. Our course qualifies you for admission to practise in any area in Australia – from corporate to criminal to new law. Plus, you’ll gain invaluable industry insights and workplace connections through compulsory professional experiences and placements – the only Law School in Victoria that mandates compulsory profession experience as part of your degree.

Want to get a six-to-twelve month head start on your career with a dual award? Then why not apply today.

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Getting uni-ready is not as daunting as it looks thanks to our VTAC-TICAL Toolkit. It's packed with tools like our web sessions: Plan of VTAC, Tues 15 Sept and A Flying Start, Thurs 17 Sept. There's also AMA Week 14-18 Sept where you get to ask our course experts anything (as long as it's uni-related). With heaps of other great tools, you'll nail those preferences like a pro!

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  • "I heard about Swinburne’s new Law School via a radio ad and thought I would check it out. When I first came to the campus I was amazed at just how accessible the university was. There is a real sense of community at the Law School. My placement in commercial law gave me a true, raw experience of a barrister’s day-to-day activities and work."

    Matthew , Bachelor of Laws

Future of law

Future of law

With Swinburne’s Bachelor of Laws, you'll get more than a solid grounding in law and legal practice, you'll become ready for the future of law. Find out how we get you there.

The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

Find out more about the Swinburne Advantage
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    Dual award for future lawyers

    Accelerate into your legal career.

    Swinburne law students are the only students in Victoria who are eligible to be admitted to legal practice on the day they graduate.

    To accelerate your learning, you’ll be able to enrol in a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice through Leo Cussen Centre for Law during the final year of your Bachelor of Laws. This dual award program provides the requisite training to practice law, cutting months off the time it takes to become a lawyer.

  • 'Boundless opportunities' put Swinburne law graduate on top

    Jake Boudsocq came to Swinburne determined to become a psychologist.

    However, a two-year university hiatus owning and running a small business in the hospitality industry inspired Jake to pivot his study plans.

    Fast-forward five years and Jake is a Swinburne Law School graduate with a double degree in Law and Arts, majoring in psychology. He now works at leading law firm, Allens.

  • 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 3 steps to becoming a lawyer.

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