The world needs forward-thinking legal professionals. Build a rewarding career with the legal expertise that is in demand.
- Build your skills in our Moot Court and get first-hand experience through an industry placement at a national law firm or community law centre like Refugee Legal.
- Choose from a range of electives and discover your passion – whether it’s corporate law, climate law or community legal service.
- Gain a powerful expertise in law or expand your career options by pairing your study with another discipline in a double degree.
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Times Higher Education, World University Rankings by Subject 2022
projected growth for solicitors until 2025
La Trobe undergraduates found employment within four months of graduation
Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2021
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.
Advocate for justice as you prepare cases, represent clients in court, assist in creating and reviewing contracts, and provide advice on legal issues.
Combine your legal expertise with other interests as you work as a dedicated legal practitioner in a business or other organisation.
Provide trusted advice as you identify policy needs, review existing legislation, research and analyse policy options and assess the impacts and feasibility of policies.
Prepare, examine and advise on the contract for the sale of properties and businesses. Negotiate the terms and conditions of contracts of sale.
Provide commercial, technical and timely legal advice to a range of clients, including multinational corporations. Liaise with stakeholders, solve legal problems and conduct research.
Provide legal counsel to victims of human rights violations.
Maintain international relations and negotiate agreements regarding peace and war, trade and economics, culture, the environment, and human rights.
Work integrated learning and employability
We know nothing beats hands-on experience. Explore how you can gain work-relevant experience for credit with our industry and community partners.