Crime, justice and social justice are fundamental concerns both locally and globally.
RMIT’s Justice and Legal department is home to nationally and internationally recognised research expertise.
RMIT’s Justice and Legal team is committed to engaging with industry to translate research, which informs best practices and has impact in our society.
RMIT is involved in a number of unique projects that aim to address social justice concerns both small scale and structural. Through these programs students are given the opportunity to apply their skills and develop into well rounded professionals.
Meet the experts
RMIT’s Justice and Legal team have a wealth of industry and professional experience, research and consultancy expertise, as well as being skilled teachers and workforce trainers.
Study with us
RMIT offers a selection of Justice and Legal programs that build on long-standing industry recognition and engagement and the reputation for preparing work ready graduates.
Celebrating five years of advocacy and reform
Five years after launching the Centre for Innovative Justice, former Prime Minister Julia Gillard returned to RMIT for a wide-ranging discussion about politics, advocacy and reform.
Brave survivor calls for change
A domestic violence survivor who has personal experience of the criminal justice system has been recognised for her advocacy work for people living with disability and trauma.
Research on law reform protects vulnerable workers
Workers’ rights have been boosted with regulation of the labour hire sector in Victoria, thanks to research undertaken by an RMIT academic in partnership with the State Government.
Mental Health Tribunal failing to protect rights: study
The body charged with protecting the rights of mentally ill Victorians is failing to properly and consistently apply the law, research has found.