Melbourne Law School is an innovative and vibrant school that values the student experience. The academic staff at Melbourne Law School are recognised as leaders in their fields, both in Australia and around the world.
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.
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.
Health Law, Ethics and Society
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Food Law and Policy
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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Did you know that Australia has some of the most outdated defamation laws out of anywhere in the world?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
Sport and the Law
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What subjects can students take as breadth in Law?
|Subject||Handbook details||2020 Study Period||Study level|
|AI, Ethics and the Law|
- New subject
|LAWS10009||Semester 2||Level 1|
|Comparative Legal Traditions||LAWS10006||Semester 1||Level 1|
|Food Law and Policy||LAWS10005||Semester 2||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||Semester 1||Level 2|
|Global Human Rights Law|
- New subject
|LAWS20012||Semester 2||Level 2|
|Health Law, Ethics and Society|
- New subject
|LAWS20013||Semester 2||Level 2|
|Intellectual Property Law||LAWS20014||Semester 1||Level 2|
|Legal Language||LAWS20008||Semester 1||Level 2|
|Privacy Law and Social Networks||BLAW20002||February||Level 2|
|Sport and the Law||LAWS20011||Semester 1||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 will allow you to progressively develop knowledge and skills in a study area.
What breadth tracks are available in Law?
Melbourne Law School currently has four law breadth tracks. These breadth tracks are intended to provide a clear pathway through undergraduate study in law, though students planning to undertake single units of study should be advised to check the handbook to ensure that prerequisites are met.