Melbourne Law School
Melbourne, Australia

Are classes taught in English?

Yes, all classes are taught in English. Exchange students, however, may only enroll in elective courses. Of these, about 25 are available for exchange students. Elective subjects are similar to those offered at UCLA and include Environmental Law, Sports Law, and Public International Law. View the course, subject, specializations, and breadth handbook to search graduate and undergraduate course offerings and for more information on available courses and subjects at Melbourne.

What are the major strengths of the program?

Melbourne is ranked eighth in the world in the subjects of law and legal studies by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2015 World University Rankings. As a global university, the program in International Law is particularly strong.

How many U.S. exchange students are there?

Melbourne Law School has additional exchange agreements with the University of Texas, the University of Virginia, and Georgetown University, so there are usually at least five to ten other U.S. exchange students over the course of the academic year. Melbourne accepts two students from UCLA Law per semester, or up to four students per academic year. Click on the list of Melbourne Law School partner institutions to view all of Melbourne’s current exchange agreements.

What is the term schedule?

The fall semester (Semester 2) runs from August to December. The spring semester (Semester 1) runs from January to May. For more details, visit the academic calendar.

Where can I get housing?

The University of Melbourne offers incoming exchange students a range of accommodation options (independent housing, residential colleges, or guaranteed housing) for which students may apply, and comprehensive information, resources, and listings regarding those various options. There is also a designated Melbourne staff member dedicated to assisting incoming exchange students with any housing questions. The Global Mobility Office provides details about housing options. There is also additional information about finding housing in Melbourne. Melbourne also provides a cost of living estimate, including a breakdown of housing and living expenses.