“As issues like human rights and free speech rise in our social conscience, it’s no surprise law is an increasingly popular vocational choice. Fortunately, job growth for barristers, solicitors and legal clerks is also on the rise. But with so many graduates entering the profession each year, what gives them the edge?
Tamsin Mildenhall, Managing Lawyer of Victoria Legal Aid, says the extensive practical workplace experience offered by VU’s legal courses gives students the experience and confidence employers love. “VU prepares students for the realities of legal practice through their real-world approach and placement opportunities.” Discover law, legal and criminal justice courses at VU” – https://bit.ly/2GPAZE2
Bachelor of Laws
|Lowest Selection Rank in 2019||78.30|
|Duration||4 Years (Full time)|
|Prerequisites||Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.|
Launch an exciting career in law and make a name for yourself in corporate, community or government legal sectors.
If you’d like a dynamic and fulfilling job in law, learn from the best at VU.
Our lecturers and adjunct professors include some of Australia’s most reputable legal professionals, sharing their many years of experience and knowledge. They include:
- the Hon. Justice Chris Maxwell QC
- Professor Robert Richter QC
- criminal law specialist, Robert Stary
- Victorian Chief Magistrate, Ian Gray
- retired High Court Judge, the Hon. Michael Kirby.
Through this law degree you’ll get a broad perspective on legal practice and gain specialist academic and professional skills including:
- ethical judgement
- legal research and writing
- interviewing and negotiation
- relevant legal professional computing skills.
Thanks to our partnerships with the courts and community legal services, you’ll also gain practical, real-world experience of the justice system – helping you along the path to a rewarding career in law.
We also offer Honours in Law for our high academic achievers.