Bachelor of Laws - Graduate entryBachelors Graduate Entry
The graduate entry Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is a three-year degree which meets the requirements for admission as a lawyer throughout Australia. Whatever their field of interest, the LLB will equip students with the intellectual, critical and practical skills needed in the professional practice of law.
The Bachelor of Laws is offered on campus and by distance education. Students attend an on-campus workshop.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues.
Apply legal reasoning, critical analysis and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems.
Demonstrate an understanding of approaches to ethical decision-making and an ability to recognise, reflect upon, and respond to ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts.
Demonstrate an ability to recognise and reflect upon the professional responsibilities of lawyers in promoting justice and in service to the community.
Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between law and sustainability.
|Knowledge of a discipline|
Demonstrate an understanding of a broad and coherent body of knowledge that includes the fundamental areas of law, the Australian legal system, and underlying principles and concepts, including international and comparative contexts, and the broader contexts within which legal issues arise.
Demonstrate an understanding of the international and comparative contexts in which legal issues arise.
Learn and work independently.
Reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and seek and make use of feedback as appropriate, to determine personal and professional development needs and achievements.
Access, manage and evaluate sources of information relevant to legal research and practice.
|Communication and social skills|
Communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences.
Collaborate effectively and constructively with others.
Apply an understanding of Australian Indigenous perspectives to all aspects of legal professional practice.
An extensive range of law electives are available to suit your career aspirations.
Honours is embedded in the Bachelor of Laws degree and requires the completion of two specified Law units in addition to a high academic achievement overall.
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Gold Coast||Session 1||336766||056761|
|Online||Session 1 , Session 2||N/A||N/A|
The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to be eligible for admission.
Students who intend to practise law outside Australia should check with the relevant country's admission body to confirm their admission requirements.
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Laws Graduate Entry a candidate shall successfully complete not less than twenty-four (24) units comprising:
- all units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules;
- eight (8) units from Part B or Part C of the Schedule, with no more than two (2) units being from Part C; and
- have completed a degree or hold equivalent qualifications as specified in Admission Requirements.
- A candidate who, while enrolled for a double degree with law, has completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Laws may elect to be awarded the Bachelor of Laws following withdrawal from candidature for the Double degree.
Law Degree with Honours
A candidate for the award of Bachelor of Laws with Honours shall fulfil the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws award, and in addition:
- shall achieve such standard of excellence as the School Board, School of Law and Justice, may from time to time determine;
- shall complete the units LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method and LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research.
For the award of Honours, consideration shall be given to a candidate’s academic record throughout the course of study. A candidate who has reached the required standard of excellence referred to in Rule 4.3(a) may on the recommendation of the School Board in the School of Law and Justice, be awarded Honours in one of the following grades:
First Class Honours
Second Class Honours – Division I
Second Class Honours – Division II
Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.
Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Available||Credit points||Level of learning||Notes|
|Students commencing their studies in Session 2 are limited to part time, external study for their first session. It may be possible to study on campus and or full time in subsequent sessions.|
|Year 1, Session 2|
|LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing||Introductory|
|LAW00111 - Legal Process||Introductory|
|Year 2, Session 1|
|Part-time students should complete the first two units in this session and the remaining two units in Session 1 of Year 3.|
|LAW10001 - Contract Law I||Introductory|
|LAW10002 - Australian Criminal Law I||Introductory|
|LAW00114 - Evidence and Civil Procedure||Intermediate|
|LAW00118 - Environmental Law||Intermediate|
|Year 2, Session 2|
|Part-time students should complete the first two units in this session and the remaining two units in Session 2 of Year 3.|
|LAW10003 - Contract Law II||Intermediate|
|LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II||Intermediate|
|LAW10180 - Law of Torts||Introductory|
|LAW00112 - Constitutional Law||Intermediate|
|Year 3, Session 1|
|LAW00520 - The Philosophy of Law||Intermediate|
|LAW00527 - Corporations Law||Intermediate|
|1st Part B Law Elective|
|2nd Part B Law Elective|
|Year 3, Session 2|
|LAW00115 - Equity||Intermediate|
|LAW00116 - Property Law||Intermediate|
|LAW00117 - Administrative Law||Intermediate|
|LAW00519 - Professional Conduct||Advanced|
|Year 4, Session 1|
|3rd Part B Law Elective|
|4th Part B Law Elective|
|5th Part B Law Elective|
|6th Part B Law Elective|
|Year 4, Session 2|
|7th Part B Law Elective OR Part C|
|8th Part B Law Elective OR Part C|
Unit requires attendance at compulsory workshop
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|LAW00051||Legal Research and Writing||Introductory|
|LAW10001||Contract Law I||Introductory|
|LAW10002||Australian Criminal Law I||Introductory|
|LAW10180||Law of Torts||Introductory|
|LAW10003||Contract Law II||Intermediate|
|LAW10004||Australian Criminal Law II||Intermediate|
|LAW00114||Evidence and Civil Procedure||Intermediate|
|LAW00520||The Philosophy of Law||Intermediate|
|LAW00519||Professional Conduct||Advanced||Note 1|
|Choose 8 units from:|
|Choose a maximum of 2 units from:|