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Laws (Honours)

La Trobe University

48 months
39000 AUD/year
14235 AUD/year
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In La Trobe University's Bachelor of Laws (Honours), you'll develop the knowledge and expertise to establish yourself as a forward-thinking legal professional. You'll combine outstanding intellectual and skills-based legal training with a progressive approach to law, preparing you for a rewarding career. 

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Explore the principles of key areas of legal practice with this Bachelor of Laws (Honours)  at La Trobe University . Tailor your degree to your career aspirations with a diverse range of electives. Study how legal practice shapes the most pressing challenges of our time, including in areas such as environmental law, international law, intellectual property law, and cyber law and policy.

As you study, you'll build your talents in advocacy, negotiation and dispute resolution, so you'll be ready to apply them in both legal and non-legal settings. You'll also have opportunities to test your skills in competitions – whether that's competing against fellow La Trobe students, going up against students from other Australian universities, or even competing with representatives from international universities like Harvard, Cambridge and the University of Hong Kong. 

Learn from legal experts in our Law School and hone your skills in critical thinking, research, writing and teamwork. Then put your knowledge into practice with opportunities for real-world placement experiences – from working in environments including community legal centres, law firms and government agencies to building mentor relationships with judges, magistrates and coroners.

Career outcomes

This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. After graduation, you could work across a range of industries, including in legal practice, the community sector, international development, environmental protection, government, banking and professional services.

Possible roles include:

  • Barrister or solicitor
    • Advocate for justice as you prepare cases, represent clients in court, assist in creating and reviewing contracts, and provide advice on legal issues.
  • Policy advisor
    • Provide trusted advice as you identify policy needs, review existing legislation, research and analyse policy options and assess the impacts and feasibility of policies.
  • Community services manager
    • Make a difference in your community as you work with community members and other stakeholders to propose, oversee, analyse and improve programs and services.
  • In-house counsel
    • Combine your legal expertise with other interests as you work as a dedicated legal practitioner in a business or other organisation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal Institutions and Methods
  • Contract Law
  • Principles of Criminal Law
  • Civil Procedure 
  • Evidence and Criminal Procedure
  • Principles of Public Law
  • Principles of Equity and Trusts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 106400C

Subject prerequisites  

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
English language requirement
  • 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

Tuition Fee

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    39000 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 39000 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    14235 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14235 AUD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

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