Enhance your undergraduate degree with a law breadth subject
Whatever path you’re creating for yourself, studying law breadth subjects will help you piece it together. From delving into the ethics of AI and examining how we can protect the rights of innovators and creatives, to discussing the limits of health consent and the regulation of speech and media, the law touches every part of society. Knowing how will empower you to think critically and make informed decisions throughout your life.
Melbourne Law School offers students from any part of the University opportunities to explore different facets of the law and learn from some of the best legal minds in Australia and globally. You’ll be challenged to discuss complex ideas in a collaborative atmosphere that encourages debate, growing your analytical, communication and listening skills and transforming the way you think about the world.
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AI, Ethics and the Law
Investigate the technical, ethical and legal challenges raised by the increasingly widespread use of AI in society.
Health Law, Ethics and Society
Consider the health dilemmas that arise over the course of a life, from child welfare and consent to emerging technologies and assisted dying.
Free Speech and Media Law
Did you know that Australia has some of the most outdated defamation laws out of anywhere in the world? Learn how the law, media and free speech intersect.
Doing a breadth subject at Melbourne Law School was incredibly engaging and different to my core arts subjects. It really reinforced why I wanted to study here.Karri Walker, Bachelor of Arts and Melbourne Juris Doctor alumni
Explore a diverse range of law breadth subjects
*current 2023 law breadth options.
|Handbook details||2023 study period||Study level||Delivery mode|
|AI, Ethics and the Law||LAWS10009||Semester 2||Level 1||On Campus|
|Consumer Law||BLAW20003||Summer Term||Level 2||Online|
|Corporate Law||BLAW20001||Semester 1||Level 2||On Campus|
|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 2||Level 2||On Campus|
|Intellectual Property Law||LAWS20014||Semester 1||Level 2||On Campus|
|Legal Language||LAWS20008||Semester 1||Level 2||On Campus|
|Principles of Business Law||BLAW10001||Semester 1||Level 1||Online|
|Principles of Business Law||BLAW10001||Semester 2||Level 1||Online|
|Public Trials||LAWS30024||Semester 2||Level 3||On Campus|
|Regulating Digital Platforms||BLAW20002||Summer Term||Level 2||On Campus|
|Sport and the Law||LAWS20011||Semester 1||Level 2||On Campus|
|Taxation Law I||BLAW30002||Semester 2||Level 3||On Campus|
|Taxation Law II||BLAW30003||Semester 1||Level 3||On Campus|
|Environmental Rights and Responsibilities||LAWS20009||Semester 1||Level 2||On Campus|
Deepen your knowledge with a breadth track
Breadth tracks are groupings of three or more subjects that allow you to progressively develop knowledge and skills in a study area.
AI and the Law
Gain the skills necessary to deal with the technical, ethical and legal challenges that arise in designing, governing and regulating AI that is fair, safe and beneficial to society.
Media and Intellectual Property Law
Progressively develop your knowledge and skills in media and intellectual property law.
Business and Taxation Law
Progressively develop your knowledge and skills in commercial and taxation law.
Business and Work Law
Progressively develop knowledge and skills in commercial and employment law.
Business, Competition and Consumer Law
Progressively develop knowledge and skills in commercial, competition, and consumer law.
Go further in law
Once you've got to know the law a little, you might find that you like it a lot. In which case, the Melbourne Juris Doctor could be for you. Open to undergraduates from any discipline other than law, the Melbourne JD is the graduate law program that has set the benchmark for legal education in Australia.