Meeting societal challenges begins with a legal understanding.

We believe in preparing students to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse, complex and technologically sophisticated society. That’s why we offer law courses at Swinburne.

Law at Swinburne opens your world to the rigorous and intellectually challenging legal profession. Our degrees place a special emphasis on invention, creativity and intellectual property. We’ve also partnered with industry to give you the skills you need to develop a career in law.

Our legal and justice qualifications are an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in the legal realm, without having to complete a law degree. We provide a foundational understanding of legal principles and practices.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your knowledge to the workplace.

A Swinburne law course could lead to a future in legal practices, financial institutions, government departments, media, entertainment and more.

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Quality education for our students


Swinburne’s laws degree have come out on top in the 2017 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching results.

Students surveyed ranked Swinburne's Bachelor of Laws first among Victorian universities in student experience categories ‘teaching quality’ and ‘overall quality of educational experience’.

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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.


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