The Bachelor of Laws focuses on commercial law with emphasis on intellectual property law. As the only degree in Victoria with this specialisation, students learn about trade marks, patents and designs, copyright, the prohibition of misleading or deceptive conduct and competition law. Students learn how to protect the rights of those who innovate or create.
Students complete law-related professional experience placements at organisations in Australia or overseas. Students are also introduced to the practical aspects of legal practice through moot court scenarios and advocacy exercises.
The degree equips students with the skills to work in commercial and general legal practice and in a range of industries, including media and entertainment, design, branding and advertising.
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- Semester 1 - 4 March 2019
- Semester 2 - 5 August 2019
- 3400210391 (CSP)
- 3400210393 (IFP)
Faculty of Business and Law
Law at Swinburne
A Bachelor of Laws at Swinburne opens your world to the rigorous and intellectually challenging legal profession. Our degrees place special emphasis on invention, creativity and intellectual property. Find out about the wide range of career options open to you after you graduate.
Swinburne started my career. The compulsory internships got me out in the world and helped me gain experience and meet people in my future profession. In the end, it was because of these internships that I got a job.
Studied Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business, current Law Clerk at the Coroners Court of Victoria
I transferred to Swinburne because it’s practical and stimulating; the teaching staff genuinely care. You’re taught by practitioners who work in the legal field every day, and you get to work with the latest legislation and case law.
Bachelor of Laws
At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.