Bachelor of Laws - Graduate entryBachelors Graduate Entry
The graduate entry Bachelor of Laws is a three-year degree which meets the requirements for admission as a lawyer throughout Australia. Some graduate-entry students may choose to specialise in fields of law relevant to their previous degree.
The Bachelor of Laws is offered on-campus and online. There are compulsory on-campus workshops for on-campus and online students.
|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.
Law students can undertake voluntary legal experience and professional placement with legal firms or offices to build their practical legal skills and develop their professional networks.
Students study core units, plus select units from an extensive range of electives to suit their career aspirations. Core units include areas such as Civil Litigation and Procedure; The Philosophy of Law; Environmental Law; Professional Conduct; Evidence; and Australian Criminal Law. Elective units may include areas as diverse as Cyberlaw; Entertainment Law; Victimology; Human Rights; Public Interest Advocacy; Race and the Law; Animal Law; and Ecological Jurisprudence.
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.
|Session 1 , Session 2
The Bachelor of Laws graduate entry 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 practise as a lawyer.
Students who intend to practise law outside Australia should check with the relevant country's admissions 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 the equivalent of twenty-four (24) units (288 credit points), comprising:
- all units listed in Part A; and
- seven (7) units from Part B or Part C, with no more than two (2) units being from Part C; and
- have completed a degree or hold equivalent qualifications as specified in the 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 must:
- complete the units LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method and LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research; and
- achieve such standard of academic performance as determined by the School Board, School of Law and Justice.
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 academic performance 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.
|Level of learning
|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
|LAW00111 - Legal Process
|It is recommended that students undertake at least one elective unit in Session 3 over their course duration to allow for completion in the equivalent 4 years of study.
|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
|LAW10002 - Australian Criminal Law I
|LAW00520 - The Philosophy of Law
|1st Unit from Part B Law Electives
|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
|LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II
|LAW72002 - Torts
|2nd Unit from Part B Law Electives
|Year 3, Session 1
|LAW00118 - Environmental Law
|LAW00527 - Corporations Law
|LAW72005 - Evidence
|LAW72001 - Civil Litigation and Procedure
|Year 3, Session 2
|LAW00112 - Constitutional Law
|LAW71005 - Property Principles
|LAW72009 - Principles of Equity
|3rd Unit from Part B Law Electives
|Year 4, Session 1
|4th Unit from Part B Law Electives
|5th Unit from Part B Law Electives
|6th Unit from Part B Law Electives OR Electives
|Year 4, Session 2
|LAW00117 - Administrative Law
|LAW00519 - Professional Conduct
|7th Unit from Part B Law Electives OR Electives
Attendance at a compulsory workshop is required.
|Level of learning
|Legal Research and Writing
|Contract Law I
|Australian Criminal Law I
|Contract Law II
|Australian Criminal Law II
|Principles of Equity
|The Philosophy of Law
|Civil Litigation and Procedure
|These units are not currently available for enrolment, students should select units from Part B