Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Monash University

Whether you aspire to work in a top-tier law firm, improve access to justice or work in international business or development, a Monash law degree lets you take the first step. You'll be building a solid foundation for a legal career, with your training beginning on day one with our guaranteed clinical legal education. In this practical bachelor's degree course, you'll also have the option of studying overseas, taking one of many different double degree options and gaining applied legal experience. In your first year, you'll begin mastering the concepts, procedures and reasoning underpinning the Australian legal system. Alongside this rigorous training in the basics, you'll also be able to pursue the areas of the law that interest you. You'll benefit from a range of specialist law electives as diverse as negotiation and conflict resolution, media law or animal law. This freedom to craft a course that perfectly matches your interests and aspirations extends to a choice of non-law electives across the University, and the option of double degrees in fields as diverse as arts, music or science. Factor in significant opportunities for hands-on practical experience, including our guaranteed clinical legal education program, international study such as at the Prato Centre in Italy, a supportive and industry-focused community that includes the dynamic (and Australia's largest) Law Students' Society, and the prestige that comes with a degree from a leading law school, and you'll have the ideal foundation for a lifelong career. You'll have a degree that's recognised by the Council of Legal Education in Australia as well as overseas accreditation bodies, and includes the prerequisite studies to prepare you for admission to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Your skills are in demand across multiple roles and industries, including: >>national, international and boutique law firms >>in-house legal counsel in major corporations across all industries >>business management, leadership and consultancy >>commercial finance and banking >>artificial intelligence and automation >>start-ups and entrepreneurship >>state, national and international governance >>environmental protection and advocacy >>international aid, development and human rights >>non-government, non-profit and international organisations. After gaining a law degree, graduates who want to be admitted to the legal profession must complete practical legal training. Many Monash Law graduates complete this legal requirement with supervised legal training in their employer's graduate program, however you can also choose to complete a practical legal training course through an accredited provider. Graduates should refer to the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB) for training providers.

Course Fee:

International: $170,850

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English


The Bachelor of Laws course consists of 204 points of study with 17 compulsory units. The remainder of the program consists of Law elective units, including 1 Commercial law elective and 1 Research project elective, selected by the student in order to tailor their course to their interests.

Subjects you can Study:

Administrative law; Constitutional law; Contract law; Corporations law; Criminal law and procedure; Equity; Evidence; Lawyers' ethics in practice; Litigation and dispute resolution; Professional practice; Property; Torts; Trusts

Study Pathways:

Students may apply to transfer to this degree from another undergraduate course once they have completed the equivalent of one full-time year of study and achieved a minimum overall Distinction (70%) average. Entry to Law courses is a competitive process and the actual average required depends on the number and standard of applications received each year.

Further information:

If you are intending to practise law outside Australia, you should refer to that country's legal admissions board.


Recognised in Australia and many other international jurisdictions. Admission to practise law in Victoria also requires the completion of Practical Legal Training.

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Clayton 93.45 Yes Part time 8 years
Clayton 93.45 Yes Full time 4 years

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