Bachelor of Laws

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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Swinburne’s Bachelor of Laws has technology at the forefront. It will provide you with the skills you’ll need to navigate the new normal of legal practice. This law degree focuses on commercial law with an emphasis on intellectual property (IP) law and the laws that govern those who innovate and create.

As the first degree in Victoria with an IP specialisation, you’ll learn about trade marks, patents, designs and copyright, the prohibition of misleading or deceptive conduct and competition law.

You’ll also develop a valuable understanding of legal technology (legal tech, or lawtech) and practical skills in the technologies transforming legal practice today such as smart legal contracts, document automation, predicative AI and advanced chatbots.

All Swinburne bachelor degrees include a guaranteed Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project. In the Bachelor of Laws, you’ll complete law-related professional experience placements at organisations in Australia or overseas. You’ll also be introduced to the practical aspects of legal practice including legal drafting exercises, solving complex problems for industry and advocacy exercises.

Graduates will be equipped with the skills to work in commercial and general legal practice and in a range of industries, including the courts, media and entertainment, accounting and finance, the public service and the not-for profit sector.

Law double degree options

You can also study Laws in a double degree with ArtsBusiness, Business Analytics and Analysis, Computer Science, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Engineering, Media and Communication, or Science.

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Start dates

Hawthorn campus

  • Semester 1 - 27 February 2023
  • Semester 2 - 31 July 2023

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4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Full-time, Part-time

VTAC codes

  • 3400210391 (CSP)
  • 3400210393 (IFP)