The Victoria Law School (formerly the College of Law and Justice) sits within the College of Arts, Education, Business, Law and IT.

Located in the heart of the legal district, we offer strong industry connections and flexible pathways between courses to help you achieve your career goals. Our well-reputed law offering includes Australia's leading migration-law program, established for more than 30 years. 

We are committed to supporting and guiding students of law, justice, legal services and criminology to become work-ready graduates with the highest ethical standards.

Professional engagement

Studying law and justice at Victoria University means getting hands-on professional experience. You will learn from experienced legal practitioners and adjunct professors, benefit from the research taking place within the College, and have opportunities to build your professional network while you study.

Law and justice students have access to unique court internships and placements, including the rare opportunity to shadow a judge, through our clinical legal education programs.

Our major industry partners include: Victoria Legal Aid (VLA), WEstjustice, Young Workers Centre (YWC), State Trustees, Victoria Police - Prosecutions Division, Judicial College of Victoria, Supreme Court of Victoria (Court of Appeal), County Court of Victoria, Department of Justice Victoria, Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre, Law Institute of Victoria, and Victorian Bar, as well as private law firms.

Read about our on-campus partnership with lawyers and strategists Sharpe & Abel.

Memberships & accreditations

As a graduate of the Victoria Law School, you will join a network of professionally recognised practitioners. All of our legal courses are accredited by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB), and our migration courses are accredited by the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA).

We 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 us to send these documents to VLAB, please email [email protected].

Courses we offer

The practical legal skills you build at Victoria University prepare you for a range of career pathways, from private enterprise to Government or Treasury departments and community legal centres. We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development courses that allow you to achieve your goals while balancing life and study commitments through flexible pathways.

Studying honours in law at Victoria University does not require an additional year. The core units required for honours can be completed during your degree.

Single units of study

Our innovative Block Model means you can start law and justice units at a range of different intake times throughout the year. Whether you're studying law at Victoria University or at a different institution, taking a single unit at a time that suits you may allow you to complete your course sooner.

Some units have prerequisites, so make sure you check the details on the unit page. For more information about single unit study, including details about law units offered on weekends, visit Single units of study.


We support translational research resulting in healthier, smarter and more sustainable communities in Melbourne's west and beyond.

If you are interested in undertaking a research degree with Victoria University, explore our related research areas. 

Our people

Our expert staff include experienced practitioners and high-profile adjunct professors. 

Program leadProfessor Lidia Xynas | Dean, Victoria Law School

Adjuncts are honorary staff who typically simultaneously hold an appropriate position in another institution, in government, or in the private sector and have a significant involvement in developing an aspect of the University and the Victoria Law School.

This could be involvement as a mentor, as part of guest lectures, mooting competitions, summer and winter schools, international exchanges or providing relevant input to the curriculum.

Pam Christou, Legal Placements Coordinator.

Course & unit advice

To get information specific to your course in this program area, contact our Course and Unit Advisers (CUA).

Contact a CUA

Contact us

City Campus, Level 1, 295  Queen Street, Melbourne, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9919 6100

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