There are several law schools in Melbourne. Entry requirements stated below are for high-school leavers entering university.


Melbourne Law School (at the University of Melbourne)

Melbourne Law School is Australia’s oldest law school and was established in 1857. It was ranked as Australia’s top law school in the Times Higher Education Law Rankings (2018). Notable alumni include several Prime-Ministers and four High Court Justices.

Entry: The school only offers a Juris Doctor (a graduate degree) with a length of 3 years. There are four methods to enter this degree.

  1. The most common is ‘general entry’ based on both the performance in your other degrees and your marks from sitting the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
  2. Score an ATAR of 99.90 and complete an undergraduate degree at Melbourne University.
  3. Score an ATAR of 99.80 and commence the JD within 18 months of completing your undergraduate degree.
  4. ATAR of 99 or greater, plus a WAM of 75 or greater. This entry requires payment of fees and is not a Commonwealth-supported entry.


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Monash University

Founded in 1963, the Monash University Faculty of Law is located in Melbourne.

Entry: ATAR of 98 for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours).


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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

The RMIT Law Faculty offers a JD degree, so no Bachelor of Laws degree is available.


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Victoria University

Victoria University is located in Melbourne and offers a Bachelor of Laws degree, lasting 3 years.

Entry: The minimum ATAR requirement for 2018 was 60.9


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Deakin University

Deakin University has a campus in Melbourne as well as Geelong and Warrnambool. You can choose to study a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) or a combined law degree.

Entry: The clearly-in ATAR requirement for 2018 was 91 for the Burwood (Melbourne) campus and 84.5 for the Waterfront (Geelong) campus.

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La Trobe University

La Trobe University in Melbourne offers a Bachelor of Laws as well as combined law degrees.

Entry: The ATAR guide for the Bachelor of Laws is 90.1


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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

ACU in Melbourne offers combined law degrees to undergraduates, as well as a Bachelor of Laws (Pass and Honours). Graduates can study a Bachelor of Laws. ACU also has a campus in Sydney.

Entry: The lowest ATAR for Bachelor of Laws/Commerce is 75. Other combined law degrees (e.g. arts) range from 75-76 ATAR. Bachelor of Laws (Pass and Honours) requires 78.15

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