Why study law at Monash?

The Monash Law Faculty is one of the largest and most dynamic law schools in Australia. Consistently ranked amongst the top 30 law schools globally, we provide legal education and training to over 3500 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

A Monash undergraduate law degree will provide you with the highest standard of legal education and training, through a combination of lectures and tutorials that focus on independent learning, as well as the opportunity to gain practical skills from a variety of student experience options.

We also offer you the choice of combining a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) with a range of non-law degrees. These choices give you the opportunity to become not only a well-rounded lawyer, but also a leader with a broad range of critical and analytical skills that can be applied to a variety of careers.

Here are just some of the reasons students choose to study with us:

Join a proud tradition

Monash Law has recently celebrated its 50th year of preparing legal leaders. By undertaking a law degree with us, you will join this extraordinary group of people.

Together they have contributed to the law, society and business and have helped to shape Australia.

Watch this video to hear about what our alumni have to say about Monash Law:

Some of Monash Law Faculty's eminent alumni

The Hon. Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC, QC
His Honour Chief Judge Michael Rozenes AO QC
His Honour Judge Ian Gray
Professor Mick Dodson AM
The Hon. Chief Justice Diana Bryant AO, QC
The Hon. Justice Pamela Tate SC
Rev. Tim Costello AO
The Hon. Bill Shorten MP
Mr Hugh Evans
Mr Jon Faine
The Hon. Peter Costello
Mr Graeme Samuel AC
Mr Julian Burnside AO, QC

Learn from leaders in their field

Monash is committed to developing the best legal minds in Australia. Joining us, will mean you are part of the next generation of lawyers. We prepare you, so you can make a difference to social justice globally, nationally and at home.

Monash lecturers in law write the legal textbooks, advise governments, contribute to public policy and advocacy, and consult to the legal profession and business. Their knowledge and experience is extensive, deep, and real.

Include the international perspective

While undertaking your degree, you have the opportunity to study at Prato in Italy and at the Monash Malaysia Campus as part of our international study programs.

You can also undertake student exchanges and visits to other leading international universities. This opportunity will enhance your global view and give you exposure to brilliant legal minds across the world.

More information on Monash Law international study programs and law internships.

Experience professional practice

The law is real and relevant to the lives of individuals and businesses. At Monash, we are committed to intellectual rigour in your studies and we want you to be an excellent legal practitioner.

We offer you a range of practice subjects including placements at the Springvale and Oakleigh Legal Services, student internships and clinical externships so that you can understand and appreciate how theory comes to life as it is put into practice.

More information on our community legal services and programs.

Student experience and learning opportunities

Our unique Student Experience and Support program offers you many options to develop and support your skills and experience at Monash Law.

All programs aim to foster engagement and a sense of community within the Faculty of Law and provide students with diverse and enhanced opportunities for core and co-curricular experiences.

Some of the programs include the Law School Ambassador Program, Peer Mentor Program and the Maddocks High Academic Achievers' Program.

LSS camp
Law Students Society camp

Students can also become involved in a range of co-curricular activities which provide further learning opportunities and social engagement.

The Monash Law Students Society (Monash LSS) is the largest voluntary student organisation in Australia. It provides support and a wide variety of events, services and activities for Monash law students.

The Monash LSS is a unique and integral aspect of studying law at Monash University and will help in your transition to university life. It will also enhance your experience as a university student.

Throughout the academic year, the LSS run a number of social activities and events including integration programs for all first year students, orientation camps, parties and the always popular Annual Law Ball, the highlight of the LSS event calendar.

Apart from organising student-run tutorials, revision seminars and faculty consultation, the LSS also runs competitions that train students in practical legal skills including client interviews, mooting, negotiation and witness examination.

More information on Student Experience and Support Program and the Monash LSS.