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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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Your questions answered

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What's it like studying law at La Trobe?

Hayley talks about what it's like studying law at La Trobe and what she enjoys about it.

Why did you choose La Trobe?

Hayley talks about why she chose La Trobe and put it as her first preference.

What kind of facilities are there for law?

Hayley shows us the Moot Court on campus.

What are the teachers like?

Hayley talks about what the teachers are like in her law degree.

What's it like to study law?

Jack shares the types of learning and what the study experience is like at La Trobe.

What are your subjects like?

Hayley talks about how her subjects are aligned with her passions.

Is a double degree worth it?

Hayley talks about why she's glad she's doing a double degree in law and psychology.

What kinds of electives can you do in law?

Hayley talks about electives and her placement in law and justice.

What do you want to do once you graduate?

Hayley talks about her aspiration to become a criminal lawyer.

Top 200

globally for law subjects

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

Possible careers

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.

Explore Law

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