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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.Find out more
AI, Ethics and the Law
Artificial intelligence (AI) and new digital technologies have many beneficial consequences for society but also raise concerns for employment, health and safety, interpersonal relationships, human rights, discrimination, and human autonomy. This subject uses interdisciplinary perspectives to investigate.
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.Find out more
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Did you know that Australia has some of the most outdated defamation laws out of anywhere in the world?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.Find out more
What subjects can I take as breadth in law?
|Subject||Handbook details||2021 study period||Study level|
|AI, Ethics and the Law||LAWS10009||Semester 2||Level 1|
|Comparative Legal Traditions||LAWS10006||Not available in 2021||Level 1|
|Food Law and Policy||LAWS10005||Not available in 2021||Level 1|
|Free Speech and Media Law||BLAW10002||Semester 2||Level 1|
|Principles of Business Law||BLAW10001||Semester 1, Semester 2||Level 1|
|Consumer Law||BLAW20003||February||Level 2|
|Corporate Law||BLAW20001||Semester 1||Level 2|
|Environmental Rights and Responsibilities||LAWS20009||Not available in 2021||Level 2|
|Global Human Rights Law*||LAWS20012||Semester 2||Level 2|
|Health Law, Ethics and Society||LAWS20013||Semester 2||Level 2|
|Intellectual Property Law||LAWS20014||Semester 1||Level 2|
|Legal Language||LAWS20008||Semester 1||Level 2|
|Regulating Digital Platforms||BLAW20002||February||Level 2|
|Public Trials*||LAWS30024||Semester 2||Level 3|
|Taxation Law I||BLAW30002||Semester 2||Level 3|
|Taxation Law II||BLAW30003||Semester 1||Level 3|
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.