Law

Discover law

Make a difference

From resolving disputes and helping people in the community, to developing early intervention programs and criminal justice policy reform, you can really make your mark in the field of law.

You’ll explore the perspectives of business, policy, politics, sociology, and criminology in contemporary Australian and international society. You can learn how policies are formed, and get the technical skills you need to administer justice.

Career outcomes

Industry connections

Real-world experiences

Our courses are known for incorporating real-world experiences. Justice and legal professions allow you to practise, enforce and reform the law across courts, legal firms, businesses, policing and security agencies.

Centre for Innovative Justice

The Centre provides RMIT law, social work & financial counselling students with practical exposure to the delivery of multidisciplinary legal services, processes of law reform and an understanding of the social context of the law, equipping them to use their legal and social work training to advocate for and achieve change.

"It’s a centre of excellence, learning, teaching, and research in relation to smart justice. Alternatives to imprisonment. Alternatives to resolving civil matters by way of the court system. We've got to think smarter when it comes to justice.” Says Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice and former Attorney-General for the state of Victoria. 

 

Facilities and locations

A piece of history

Not only are you attending lectures and tutorials in the heart of one of the world’s most liveable cities, you’re studying in buildings that are steeped in history. The Old Melbourne Gaol, Building 11, is where some of Australia’s most notorious criminals (including Ned Kelly and Frederick Bailey Deeming) were held and executed. Now both museum and learning space, the Old Melbourne Gaol remains an iconic part of Australian history.

In addition to these cultural markers, the city campus also features purpose-built student facilities, including computer labs, study areas, libraries, and more. Unwind in on-campus cafes, or enjoy the huge range of local amenities that Melbourne has to offer.

Experience law at RMIT

David

David shares the best parts of the Juris Doctor

The Juris Doctor opened the door to a diverse and rewarding legal career for David Mejia-Canales. He describes the best part of the program as:

“The focus on learning through doing. The lecturers combine theoretical know-how with practical experience at every stage of your degree. Students have the opportunity to get involved in simulated negotiations, dispute resolutions, client interviewing and moot courts. I truly believe that the Juris Doctor prepared me to be a great lawyer with a global outlook.”

Penny Weller

Be inspired by passionate teachers like Penny

Penny Weller has researched coercive care, and the application of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

“I’ve always been interested in understanding the ways in which the law contributes to the marginalisation of vulnerable individuals and groups. Wherever possible, I work with consumers of mental health services to progress my research. With my teaching, I assist students with understanding integrated contexts of law, and developing advanced skills for analysing complex problems.”

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

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