Electives Guide 2019

The La Trobe University Law School offers a diverse range of elective subjects that enable students to tailor their learning to their interests and career aspirations. The vast amount of interesting electives available makes choosing electives a challenging process for students. This guide seeks to reduce the challenges and level of confusion that students face when choosing electives. It is our vision to facilitate students’ decision making to ultimately enrich their experience at La Trobe Law School. The Guide currently comprises of the subject guides available online. It will continually be developed throughout 2019 to include insights from lecturers and students who have previously completed the subject.

For further information, it is advised that you talk to the subject co-ordinator or students who have previously completed the subject.

Not all electives are offered every year. Some electives are subject to quotas and students must make an application. Please refer to the Subject Search guide for further details (including information on teaching periods).


Commercial Law

LAW2IPL Intellectual Property Law

LAW3CPL Competition Policy and Law

LAW3BFL Banking and Finance Law

LAW3ELR Employment and Labour Relations Law

LAW3ITL Income Taxation Law


Human Rights Law

LAW2SIH Statutory Interpretation and Human Rights

LAW3HRL Human Rights Law


Public Interest Law

LAW2PLP Public Interest Law and Practice

LAW3PIL Public International Law

LAW3GCP Global Change

LCR2CBP Law and Practice of Customs and Border Protection


Criminal /(Justice) Law

LAW2RRJ Rural and Regional Issues in Justice (Bendigo)

LAW3MDC Mental Disorder and Criminal Responsibility

LAW3CLP Criminal Law Policy and Reform

LAW3JUS Justice After Atrocity


Family Law

LAWFSL Family Society and Law


Science and the Law

LAW2LAM Law and Medicine

LCR2FSL Forensic Science and the Law

LCR2PSY Psychology and the Law


Land, Environment and Planning Law

LAW3ERL Environmental and Natural Resources Law (Online)

LAW3PLN Planning Law and Policy (Online)

LAW3WAT Water Law (Online)


Legal Arbitration

LAW3IAM International Arbitration Moot

LAW3IAP International Arbitration Practice

LAW3JMT Jessup Moot


Overseas Electives

LAWICL Introduction to Chinese Law (Off Campus)


Experiential Learning

LAW4INB Law Internship B

LAW4INT Legal Internship

LAW4LPP Legal Practice and Conduct Clinical Placement



LAW4THA Law Honours Thesis Part A

LAW4THB Law Honours Thesis Part B


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