Law & Justice
We provide education in all aspects of the law giving you an outstanding number of opportunities to empower your career development so you graduate work ready.
Our extensive network of local and international partnerships as well as expert legal professionals will enable you to take advantage of our distinguishing features such as:
- hands-on exposure to legal work by participating in our court partnership programs
- opportunities to take part in local, international and award winning moot competitions
- summer and winter school study options
- a tight-knit community right in the heart of Melbourne’s legal district close to legal libraries and the Supreme, Federal and Magistrates’ Courts
- involvement with practical based research staff and industry partners
- overseas exchange opportunities
- our highly active Law and Justice student society, Dictum.
The College of Law & Justice delivers undergraduate programs through the Victoria Law School and research, postgraduate studies and professional development through the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre.
In 'Law & Justice':
Courses we offerOur courses provide you with legal skills for future employment, as well as other career pathways that could range from working for Government or Treasury departments.
Honours in LawStudying honours in law at Victoria University does not require an additional year. Core units required for honours can be taken during your Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree.
Industry partnershipsWe pride ourselves on our close connections with industry and the legal community.
Our research focusWe provide research training and support, develop research capacity and maintain external engagement with government and industry.
Practical legal educationOur College offers a suite of programs designed to ensure you graduate with a legal education which emphasises practical experience.
Sir Zelman Cowen CentreQuality education, research & services for government, legal practitioners, industry & community.
College staffMeet the Dean of the College of Law & Justice, and find contact details for academic & professional staff.
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Dean's seminar series
The College of Law & Justice is holding a Dean's Seminar Series. Please join us at the seminar series to hear the following speakers.
Mr Michael McGarvie - CEO, Legal Services Board
Thursday 23 July 2015, 1pm - 2pm
Ms Nerida Wallace - CEO, Law Institute of Victoria
Thursday 27 August 2015, 1pm - 2pm
Mr Jim Peters QC - President, Victorian Bar Council
Thursday 17 September 2015, 1pm - 2pm
A light lunch will be provided and all seminars will be held at:
295 Queen Street, Melbourne
Room - ROBL10, Basement.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Law and Justice Journal
Our Law and Justice Journal is the official law journal of the university.
The aim of the journal is to:
- explore topical and contentious legal issues
- publish shorter, punchier articles, ranging from 4000 – 6000 words
- extend our audience beyond the traditional legal community, including government bodies, financial institutions and other interest groups.
Peer review system
Final publication decisions will be made after consultation between the editors and the governance board.
- comply to a word limit of 4000 – 6000 words (excluding footnotes)
- contain an abstract of approximately 150 words
- comply with the most recent edition of the Australian Guide to Legal Citation 3 (AGLC3).
We accept sponsorship from legal and related organisations who would like to show their support for the journal and our other publications.
Expressions of interest
If you're interested in becoming an author, peer reviewer or in sponsoring the journal please submit an expression of interest.
Contact the journal
For an overview of our courses, research strengths and facilities, download the Law & Justice Discipline Guide.