Victoria University Law School
Victoria University (VU) Law School
Victoria University (VU) offers undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees through the College of Law & Justice at their City Queen Campus in Melbourne.
VU Law School Entry Requirements
If you’re a high school leaver or haven’t been to university before, an undergraduate Bachelor of Laws is for you. University graduates can study a postgraduate Juris Doctor degree. To learn more about the different types of law degrees, see our Law Degrees Explained page.
Year 12 Entry
High school leavers can apply through VTAC to study a 4-year Bachelor of Laws, 4-year Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) or a 4.5-year Combined Bachelor of Laws with majors from Arts, Business, Criminology or Psychological Studies.
High school leavers are assessed based on their ATAR. The 2021 ATAR cut off for the single and double degrees were 79.30.
Recent graduates & Mature Age
Applicants with higher degrees can apply via VTAC for a 3-year Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry). Applicants are assessed based on their GPA in their previous degree(s).
Mature age students can apply for a Bachelor of Laws or Combined Bachelor. If applicants do not have any formal academic history, they may be considered on the basis of other work or life experiences. You can learn more about admission here.
The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) is an alternative pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can apply for the scheme through VTAC.
First Nations students can also apply for the Special Consideration For Direct Entry directly with VU.
Studying law at VU
VU operates on a two semester calendar. A full-time study load is 8 subjects per year. Students can also enrol in a part time study load, which is 4 subjects per year.
You can find information about the Bachelor of Laws here.
You can find information about the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) here.
You can find information about the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) here.
You can search the Combined Bachelor of Laws courses and find information and typical study patterns here.
Support for First Nations law students
Indigenous Support Centre
The Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit is the Indigenous Support Centre at Flinders.
Law school contacts
Aboriginal Student Support Officer, Moondani Balluk
Phone: +61 3 9919 4914
Aboriginal Engagement Officer (Victoria University Polytechnic)
Phone: +61 3 9919 2078
The following scholarships are university-wide scholarships available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students:
The Indigenous Commonwealth scholarship
Santa Singh and Balwant Kaur scholarship
Tertiary Access Payment (TAP) Scholarship.
There are also a number of external scholarships available.
Practical Legal Training (PLT)
VU does not offer PLT.
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