Monash University

Bachelor of Laws Honours

Undergraduate

Details

University Location Melbourne, Victoria
City Population 4.8 Million
Student Population 73,800
Int'l Student Population 19,075
Main Campus Clayton
Program Campus Clayton
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $44,100 AUD (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February & July
Next Available Intake July 2022
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*

Overview

Monash University Law School is one of the largest and most prestigious law schools in Australia, providing legal education and training to more than 2,700 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The quality of Monash Law School is reflected in its alumni, many of whom hold prominent positions around the world, both inside and outside of the legal profession.

Clinical Legal Education
Monash’s Clinical Legal Education Program is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate law students seeking real-world experience as lawyers. This means you work with real clients, on real cases, all while gaining course credit towards your degree.

Want to know what’s really great? You can help the community while learning invaluable practical legal skills, gaining work experience (great for your CV), and you can do all this for credit toward your law degree. Monash is the first law school in Australia to offer a guarantee like this for its students.

Depending on your placement opportunity, you can work directly with clients, solicitors, and other professional staff, gaining real life experience and skills that cannot be taught in the classroom. Ultimately, you will develop a profound understanding of your legal coursework material, the social dynamics of a legal workplace, the challenges faced within the legal sector and how the law serves the broader community.

Monash Clinical Guarantee
Monash guarantees their law students a place in the clinical legal education program to build their knowledge, experience, and confidence. From 2018, Monash Law has offered a guaranteed clinical education experience for all students who wish to incorporate a practical component credited toward their Monash Law degree.

Learn more about Monash Law School’s clinical legal education.

Program

The Bachelor of Laws Honours program is designed to equip you with basic legal knowledge and skills that are required for admission to legal practice, with the advanced skills required for an Honours degree and an opportunity to develop specialized knowledge in areas of law of your choice. The basic knowledge is imparted through three broad themes:

1. Legal methodology and legal practice
2. Public law
3. Private law

With a specialist course at Monash you begin study in your area of interest from day one. If you have a specific career goal or more specific field of study firmly in your sights, this may be the option for you. These courses are designed to ensure you have the right combination of skills needed for your professional field.

Extending specialized knowledge and advanced skills: Law electives
In later years of the course, you will be able to choose from a broad range of elective law units. High achieving students may also include one or two master’s units in their final year of study.

Elective law units enable you to develop specialized knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law that suit your own interests, skills, and career goals. In addition to public and private law, these include international law, commercial law, and human rights law. You will have opportunities to study overseas, and to undertake work-based learning, for example, in Monash’s clinical legal education and in local and international internships.

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have a completed high school diploma with a minimum 85% average based on your best six Grade 12 subjects.

 

Admission Timeline

*Applications are assessed on a rolling-admissions basis and are assessed as they are received. While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to submit your application a minimum of six months prior to the program start date.

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“The program is fantastic.”

I do like my university. I'm currently finishing up my first courses here but I have enjoyed the university thus far. The program is fantastic. It's very engaging and there is a lot of reading involved but the lecturers and librarians have ensured that we are given all the tools and resources we need to do well.

Monash University Amogh K
Juris Doctor
Monash University, 2019

“…great networking opportunities”

The small cohort, and how you get to know everyone by name. It is located in the heart of the legal precinct and gives great networking opportunities for that reason.

Monash University Safia E
Law
Monash University, 2019

“The school has a peer mentor program which I really like. It’s great to have a student ahead of you that you can ask for guidance from.”

I only have good things to say about my program so far. The class sizes are great and the school really eases you into the program. I find that everything is really manageable so far. The school has a peer mentor program which I really like. It's great to have a student ahead of you that you can ask for guidance from.

Monash University Simran S.
Monash University, 2018