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 Information Systems, Computer Science, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Engineering, Media and Communication, or Science.

Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.

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Start dates

Hawthorn campus

  • Semester 1 - 28 February 2022
  • Semester 2 - 1 August 2022

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4 Year/s


VTAC codes

  • 3400210391 (CSP)
  • 3400210393 (IFP)




A$35000 (annual for 2022)*

The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.