The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) is a three year degree that provides graduates with an accredited professional qualification in Law. The program offers an innovative, high quality legal education with a social justice perspective and a real emphasis on practical hands-on experiences. It includes all the compulsory subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board for admission to the legal profession as an Australian lawyer in Victoria, as well as a broad range of electives, many with a practical skills component, such as advocacy and negotiation. There are also a number of Clinical Legal Education subjects on offer. With two intakes a year, students can study full-time or part-time. The core component of the program is very structured. The first year provides students with a strong theoretical and practical foundation for their future law studies through a combination of skills-based and public and private law subjects covering areas such as Dispute Resolution, Contract and Tort Law, Criminal Law and Principles of Public Law. The second and third years address other areas of private law obligation such as Property Law, Equity and Trusts and Remedies. Students also examine key aspects of statutory regulation, which impact on the common law, corporate regulation, principles of administrative review, and additional practice-related requirements such as Statutory Interpretation, Civil Procedure and Professional Conduct and Ethics. Elective subjects allow students to construct a specialisation in an area of interest (see further below). Some electives are also available in intensive delivery at Melbourne in summer and winter semesters. Students wishing to study Graduate Entry Law at the Bendigo campus should see the Handbook entry for Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) Bendigo. The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world.
Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Law & Paralegal Studies courses at La Trobe University.