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Why take law as breadth?
Studying undergraduate law subjects gives you a variety of transferable skills that are valued by all employers. These include critical thinking, analytical and evaluative skills (students review legislation and case law to draw conclusions and make connections) and the ability to communicate complex ideas.
Choose from individual subjects or complete a breadth track suited to your own desired area of study.
Have you ever bought something based on advertising only to find the advertisement was false? This subject examines the principal components of Australian consumer law and is designed to assist you to know, understand and pursue your rights as a consumer. Professor Philip Clarke outlines what to expect in the subject.
AI, Ethics and the Law
Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) read your emotions, assess your CV or decide whether you committed a crime? This subject investigates the technical, ethical and the many legal challenges raised by the increasingly widespread of AI in society.
Health Law, Ethics and Society
Did you know two states in Australia have passed laws so that adults who are terminally ill can request assistance to die? Dr Carolyn Johnston outlines what to expect in Health Law, Ethics and Society.
Free Speech and Media Law
Did you know that Australia has some of the most outdated defamation laws out of anywhere in the world? Associate Professor Jason Bosland outlines what to expect in Free Speech and Media Law.
What subjects can I take as breadth in law?
|Subject||Handbook details||2022 study period||Study level||Delivery method|
|AI, Ethics and the Law||LAWS10009||Semester 2||Level 1||Dual delivery|
|Consumer Law||BLAW20003||Summer Term||Level 2||Fully online|
|Corporate Law||BLAW20001||Semester 1||Level 2||Dual delivery|
|Free Speech and Media Law||BLAW10002||Semester 2||Level 1||On campus|
|Global Human Rights Law||LAWS20012||Semester 2||Level 2||On campus|
|Health Law, Ethics and Society||LAWS20013||Semester 1||Level 2||Dual delivery|
|Intellectual Property Law||LAWS20014||Semester 1||Level 2||Dual delivery|
|Legal Language||LAWS20008||Semester 1||Level 2||Dual delivery|
|Principles of Business Law||BLAW10001||Semester 1||Level 1||Fully online|
|Principles of Business Law||BLAW10001||Semester 2||Level 1||Dual delivery|
|Public Trials||LAWS30024||Semester 2||Level 3||Dual delivery|
|Regulating Digital Platforms||BLAW20002||February||Level 2||Fully online|
|Sport and the Law||LAWS20011||Semester 2||Level 2||Dual delivery|
|Taxation Law I||BLAW30002||Semester 2||Level 3||On campus|
|Taxation Law II||BLAW30003||Semester 1||Level 3||Dual delivery|
A breadth track is a grouping of three or more subjects that allow you to progressively develop knowledge and skills in a study area.
What law breadth tracks are available?
Students planning to undertake single units of study should be advised to check the handbook to ensure that prerequisites are met.
The Melbourne JD
Undergraduate law subjects provide a useful introduction to the study of law. These subjects are popular with students thinking about graduate legal study, in particular those considering applying to the Melbourne JD (Juris Doctor). However, it is not a condition of entry to the JD to have studied law breadth subjects.