Key features of our College

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:

Our courses are accredited by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB).

Our mission & objectives

Our mission

The College is committed to the maintenance of the rule of law, providing high quality, engaging career-based legal education in all aspects of the law, justice and related fields.

We seek to deliver work-ready graduates, who maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct, into the legal profession and related fields while supporting innovative, applied and translational research which connects deeply with the legal profession, the courts and community.


To provide engaging and rigorous law, justice and related courses with contemporary delivery; while maintaining rigorous standards and ensuring that all students are supported to meet those standards.

To distinguish itself as a leading law school in Victoria, supporting translational research which results in healthier, smarter and sustainable communities in the west of Melbourne and beyond.

Student placements & internships

One of our greatest strengths as a university is our links with industry. As one of the most industry connected universities in Australia our students graduate work-ready.

Law and justice students have access to unique court internship and placement programs with the Magistrates’, Supreme, County and Family Courts, with the rare opportunity to shadow a judge. Find out more about our clinical legal education opportunities.

Our students’ professional legal skills are further enhanced by our mooting program. Students compete against law schools in national and international competitions to resolve legal issues that resemble real-life disputes in a simulated live courtroom setting.


Our students learn from expert teachers and high profile adjunct professors including:

  • The Honourable Michael Kirby, former High Court Judge
  • The Honourable Nicola Roxon, former Attorney-General
  • The Honourable Michael Rozenes, County Court Chief Judge
  • Robert Stary, criminal law specialist.

‘Victoria University was the first University that first commenced a program with the Magistrates’ Court, and the Magistrates’ Court is the people’s court. That’s where 90% of criminal cases are resolved. This is what VU law students have ahead of everyone else – practical placements and practical knowledge of how the justice system operates.’

Robert Stary – Principal, Stary Norton Halphen Criminal Law Specialists.


Our courses are accredited by:

  • Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB)
  • CPA Australia (Certified Practicing Accountants)
  • Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ)
  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTA)
  • Australian Marketing Institute (AMI)
  • Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Applications to the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB)

The College of Law and Justice can generate the following documents required by VLAB as part of your application for admission to the Victorian Legal Board:

  • completion letter
  • certificate recognising competency in Priestly 11 subjects
  • conduct report
  • academic transcript.

If you require the College to send these documents to VLAB please email [email protected].

Publication: Law & 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.

View the current journal issue. Past copies are also available to view in our archives which include the versions formerly known as Dictum.

Peer review system

Final publication decisions will be made after consultation between the editors and the governance board.

Submissions should:


We accept sponsorship from legal and related organisations who would like to show their support for the journal and our other publications.

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 general enquiries please email [email protected] and for more information see about the journal.

Contact College of Law & Justice

In person at the Student Services Centre
Level 1, 295 Queen Street, City Queen Campus

Contacts in the College of Law& Justice

Phone: +61 3 9919 6100
1300 VIC UNI (1300 842 864)

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