Victoria Law School

The Victoria Law School 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.

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] .

Single units of study

Our innovative VU 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.

Hear from our students & partners

Rob Stary.
A practical legal advantage
Magistrate at the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court
"This is what VU law students have ahead of everyone else – practical placements and practical knowledge of how the justice system operates."
A practical legal advantage
A creative approach to law
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts
"I chose Victoria University because of its inclusion and diversity. I felt a sense of belonging and was moved by the amount of support I received from lecturers and students in the early days, when I needed it most."
I chose Victoria University because of its inclusion and diversity. I felt a sense of belonging and was moved by the amount of support I received from lecturers and students in the early days, when I needed it most.
Joan Oliver in a grey VU hoodie, one arm in the air, victorious, holding a VU teddy bear which is dressed in a cap and gown
A law degree at age 75: Joan says 'it’s never too late'
Bachelor of Laws
"I came top of my class in English, and received a VU Achievement Scholarship. I started in criminal justice but one of my teachers convinced me to transfer to law."
I came top of my class in English, and received a VU Achievement Scholarship. I started in criminal justice but one of my teachers convinced me to transfer to law.
Anté Sentic at his graduation
Grabbing opportunities with both hands
Bachelor of Laws
"The endless opportunities provided by VU, along with my hard work, led me to successfully obtaining a seasonal clerkship and then a graduate lawyer position."
The endless opportunities provided by VU, along with my hard work, led me to successfully obtaining a seasonal clerkship and then a graduate lawyer position.

Our people

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

Dean, Victoria Law School
Professor Lidia Xynas

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