Course summary

Imagine defending a client or presenting the prosecution case in court, challenging a ruling in a sport tribunal or building a case to protect the environment. You might seek justice for those who have been denied it or rise to the heights of corporate or industrial law. Our graduate entry law degree enables you to get there and become a lawyer in just three years.

In addition to the core units you’ll need for professional accreditation, you can shape your studies by choosing from a wide range of elective units with a focus on justice and critique.

You may also complete electives at an academically rigorous and rewarding summer law school in Byron Bay and the Gold Coast and undertake work placements and law mooting as part of your studies.

This degree will arm you with the skills, philosophy and commitment required to launch your professional legal career. It 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.

In addition to the core units, which comply with professional accreditation requirements, the course includes unique core units such as the philosophy of law and environmental law that reflect the School of Law and Justice’s focus on justice and critique.

Students may choose elective units to suit their interests and professional aspirations including areas as diverse as human rights, race and the law, animal law, climate law and policy, psychiatry, psychology and the law and ecological jurisprudence. 

Honours is embedded in the Bachelor of Laws degree and requires the completion of two specific units in addition to a high academic achievement overall. See the course structure for details.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues.

Creativity

Apply legal reasoning, critical analysis and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems.

Ethical practice

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.

Lifelong learning

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.

Cultural competence

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.

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.


Course overview

Course code

3706100

Course abbreviation

LLB (Grad entry)

Credit points

288

Equivalent units

24

Domestic duration

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

International duration

3 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast 1 N/A N/A
Lismore 1 N/A N/A
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast 1 $26,800 ($3,350 per unit) 016164D
Lismore 1 $26,800 ($3,350 per unit) 016164D
Online 1 N/A N/A

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Laws - Graduate Entry, students must complete 24 units (288 credit points), comprising:

  • 17 core units (204 credit points); and
  • 7 Law electives (84 credit points).

Bachelor of Laws with Honours

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Laws with Honours, students must:

  • fulfil the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws; and
  • complete the units LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method and LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research; and
  • achieve a satisfactory standard of academic performance in law units as determined by the School Board, School of Law and Justice.

Class of Honours

The Bachelor of Laws with Honours may be awarded in the following classes:

  • First Class Honours;
  • Second Class Honours (Division I); or
  • Second Class Honours (Division II).

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Core Units

LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing Introductory
LAW00111 - Legal Process Introductory Note 1 Note 1
LAW10001 - Contract Law I Introductory
LAW10002 - Australian Criminal Law I Introductory
LAW10003 - Contract Law II Intermediate
LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II Intermediate
LAW00112 - Constitutional Law Intermediate
LAW72002 - Torts Intermediate
LAW71005 - Property Principles Introductory
LAW00118 - Environmental Law Intermediate
LAW72009 - Principles of Equity Advanced
LAW72005 - Evidence Advanced
LAW00520 - The Philosophy of Law Intermediate
LAW00527 - Corporations Law Intermediate
LAW72001 - Civil Litigation and Procedure Intermediate
LAW00117 - Administrative Law Advanced
LAW00519 - Professional Conduct Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Electives

Select seven (7) elective units from the following, ensuring at least two (2) are advanced

Title Level of learning Note
ACC00132 - Taxation Advanced
ACC00134 - Advanced Taxation Advanced
LAW00054 - Family Law Practice Intermediate
LAW00057 - Conveyancing Law Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
LAW00059 - Welfare Law Intermediate
LAW00061 - Drugs, Crime and the Law Intermediate
LAW00062 - Wills and Estates Intermediate
LAW00104 - Employment and Industrial Relations Law Advanced
LAW00106 - EEO and OH&S Law and Practice Advanced
LAW00119 - Local Government and Planning Law Intermediate
LAW00120 - Victimology Intermediate
LAW00121 - Intellectual Property Advanced
LAW00122 - Clinical Legal Experience Intermediate
LAW00123 - Law Placement Advanced
LAW00124 - International Business Law Intermediate
LAW00125 - Information Technology and the Law Advanced
LAW00126 - Competition and Consumer Law Intermediate
LAW00214 - Mediation and Dispute Resolution Introductory Note 1 Note 1
LAW00216 - Mediation Practice and Procedure Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
LAW00514 - Criminology Intermediate
LAW00516 - Advanced Advocacy Intermediate
LAW00521 - International Law Intermediate
LAW00522 - Human Rights Advanced
LAW00523 - Commercial Law Intermediate
LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research Advanced
LAW00525 - Cyberlaw Intermediate
LAW00526 - International Criminal Justice Advanced
LAW00529 - Restorative Justice Intermediate
LAW01125 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law Intermediate
LAW10160 - Public Interest Advocacy Advanced
LAW10168 - Privacy Law and the Private Sector Intermediate
LAW10170 - Race and the Law Intermediate
LAW10169 - Human Rights and the Global Economy Advanced
LAW10167 - International Intellectual Property Law and Public Policy Intermediate
LAW10166 - Entertainment Law Advanced
LAW10171 - Mediating Across Cultures Introductory
LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method Advanced
LAW10206 - The Holocaust, Genocide and the Law Intermediate
LAW10207 - Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law Advanced
LAW10288 - Mooting Advanced
LAW10292 - Education and the Law Intermediate
LAW10472 - International Human Rights Law Intermediate
LAW10487 - Animal Law Intermediate
LAW10488 - Crime, Globalisation and Governance Intermediate
LAW10489 - Australian Military and National Security Law Intermediate
LAW10490 - Trials and Witnesses Intermediate
LAW10491 - Sexual Orientation and the Law Intermediate
LAW10527 - Comparative Law Advanced
LAW10698 - International Trade and Development Law Advanced
LAW10727 - Marine Animal Protection Law Intermediate
LAW30002 - Advanced Sports Law Advanced
LAW30001 - Ecological Jurisprudence Intermediate
LAW30003 - International Humanitarian Law Intermediate
LAW30004 - Comparative Criminal Law Advanced
LAW30005 - Statutory Interpretation Advanced
LAW73003 - Remedies Advanced
LAW72006 - Climate Law and Policy Intermediate
LAW72010 - Property in Land Intermediate
LAW72008 - Indigenous Jurisprudence Intermediate
LAW72011 - Why the State Needs to Kill: law, violence and the production of political authority Intermediate
LAW72014 - Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism Intermediate
LAW72015 - Law, Film and Ideology Intermediate
LAW71006 - The Rhetoric of Law Introductory
LAW73004 - Legal Fictions: Writing the Law Advanced
LAW72007 - International Business Negotiations Intermediate
HUM72020 - Indigenous Rights Intermediate
LAW73049 - Information Environmentalism Advanced Note 1 Note 1
LAW73051 - Global Legal Pluralism Advanced Note 1 Note 1
LAW73050 - Jessup Moot Advanced Note 1 Note 1
LAW72016 - Crimen Exceptum: The English Witch Prosecution in Context Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
LAW72013 - Wisdom, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
LAW72019 - Justice Framed: Law in Films and in Graphic Novels/Comics Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
LAW72018 - Performances and Power in Literature and the Law Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
LAW72021 - Myths for the Future: Law and Climate Fiction in the 21st Century Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
LAW72020 - The Legalities of Artificial Intelligence Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
LAWS2027 - Introduction to Chinese Business Law Intermediate
JUST2006 - Shifting Cultural Paradigms: Law & Literature After Postmodernism Intermediate
JUST2012 - The Art of Advocacy: Mooting and Performance Rhetoric Intermediate

Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 1
LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing Introductory
LAW00111 - Legal Process Introductory
LAW10001 - Contract Law I Introductory
LAW10002 - Australian Criminal Law I Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
LAW10003 - Contract Law II Intermediate
LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II Intermediate
LAW72002 - Torts Intermediate
1st Unit from Law Electives
Year 2, Session 1
LAW00520 - The Philosophy of Law Intermediate
LAW00118 - Environmental Law Intermediate
LAW00527 - Corporations Law Intermediate
2nd Unit from Law Electives
Year 2, Session 2
LAW00112 - Constitutional Law Intermediate
LAW71005 - Property Principles Introductory
LAW72009 - Principles of Equity Advanced
3rd Unit from Law Electives
Year 3, Session 1
LAW72005 - Evidence Advanced
LAW72001 - Civil Litigation and Procedure Intermediate
4th Unit from Law Electives
5th Unit from Law Electives
Year 3, Session 2
LAW00117 - Administrative Law Advanced
LAW00519 - Professional Conduct Advanced Note 1 Note 1
6th Unit from Law Electives
7th Unit from Law Electives

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 1
LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing Introductory
LAW00111 - Legal Process Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
LAW72002 - Torts Intermediate
1st Unit from Law Electives
Year 2, Session 1
LAW10001 - Contract Law I Introductory
LAW10002 - Australian Criminal Law I Introductory
Year 2, Session 2
LAW10003 - Contract Law II Intermediate
LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II Intermediate
Year 3, Session 1
LAW00520 - The Philosophy of Law Intermediate
LAW00118 - Environmental Law Intermediate
Year 3, Session 2
LAW00112 - Constitutional Law Intermediate
2nd Unit from Law Electives
Year 4, Session 1
LAW72005 - Evidence Advanced
LAW72001 - Civil Litigation and Procedure Intermediate
Year 4, Session 2
LAW71005 - Property Principles Introductory
LAW72009 - Principles of Equity Advanced
Year 5, Session 1
LAW00527 - Corporations Law Intermediate
3rd Unit from Law Electives
Year 5, Session 2
LAW00117 - Administrative Law Advanced
LAW00519 - Professional Conduct Advanced Note 1 Note 1
Year 6, Session 1
4th Unit from Law Electives
5th Unit from Law Electives
Year 6, Session 2
6th Unit from Law Electives
7th Unit from Law Electives

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 2
LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing Introductory
LAW00111 - Legal Process Introductory
LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II Intermediate
1st Unit from Law Electives
Year 2, Session 1
LAW10001 - Contract Law I Introductory
LAW10002 - Australian Criminal Law I Introductory
LAW00520 - The Philosophy of Law Intermediate
LAW00118 - Environmental Law Intermediate
Year 2, Session 2
LAW10003 - Contract Law II Intermediate
LAW72002 - Torts Intermediate
LAW00112 - Constitutional Law Intermediate
2nd Unit from Law Electives
Year 3, Session 1
LAW00527 - Corporations Law Intermediate
LAW72005 - Evidence Advanced
LAW72001 - Civil Litigation and Procedure Intermediate
3rd Unit from Law Electives
Year 3, Session 2
LAW71005 - Property Principles Introductory
LAW72009 - Principles of Equity Advanced
LAW00117 - Administrative Law Advanced
LAW00519 - Professional Conduct Advanced Note 1 Note 1
Year 4, Session 1
4th Unit from Law Electives
5th Unit from Law Electives
6th Unit from Law Electives
7th Unit from Law Electives

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 3
LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing Introductory
LAW00111 - Legal Process Introductory Note 1 Note 1
Year 2, Session 1
Follow the course progression for Session 1 Commencement excluding the completed units.

Notes

Note 1: Attendance at a compulsory workshop is required.

Unit groups

Law Electives

Title Level of learning Note
ACC00132 - Taxation Advanced
ACC00134 - Advanced Taxation Advanced
LAW00054 - Family Law Practice Intermediate
LAW00057 - Conveyancing Law Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
LAW00059 - Welfare Law Intermediate
LAW00061 - Drugs, Crime and the Law Intermediate
LAW00062 - Wills and Estates Intermediate
LAW00104 - Employment and Industrial Relations Law Advanced
LAW00106 - EEO and OH&S Law and Practice Advanced
LAW00119 - Local Government and Planning Law Intermediate
LAW00120 - Victimology Intermediate
LAW00121 - Intellectual Property Advanced
LAW00122 - Clinical Legal Experience Intermediate
LAW00123 - Law Placement Advanced
LAW00124 - International Business Law Intermediate
LAW00125 - Information Technology and the Law Advanced
LAW00126 - Competition and Consumer Law Intermediate
LAW00214 - Mediation and Dispute Resolution Introductory Note 1 Note 1
LAW00216 - Mediation Practice and Procedure Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
LAW00514 - Criminology Intermediate
LAW00516 - Advanced Advocacy Intermediate
LAW00521 - International Law Intermediate
LAW00522 - Human Rights Advanced
LAW00523 - Commercial Law Intermediate
LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research Advanced
LAW00525 - Cyberlaw Intermediate
LAW00526 - International Criminal Justice Advanced
LAW00529 - Restorative Justice Intermediate
LAW01125 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law Intermediate
LAW10160 - Public Interest Advocacy Advanced
LAW10168 - Privacy Law and the Private Sector Intermediate
LAW10170 - Race and the Law Intermediate
LAW10169 - Human Rights and the Global Economy Advanced
LAW10167 - International Intellectual Property Law and Public Policy Intermediate
LAW10166 - Entertainment Law Advanced
LAW10171 - Mediating Across Cultures Introductory
LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method Advanced
LAW10206 - The Holocaust, Genocide and the Law Intermediate
LAW10207 - Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law Advanced
LAW10288 - Mooting Advanced
LAW10292 - Education and the Law Intermediate
LAW10472 - International Human Rights Law Intermediate
LAW10487 - Animal Law Intermediate
LAW10488 - Crime, Globalisation and Governance Intermediate
LAW10489 - Australian Military and National Security Law Intermediate
LAW10490 - Trials and Witnesses Intermediate
LAW10491 - Sexual Orientation and the Law Intermediate
LAW10527 - Comparative Law Advanced
LAW10698 - International Trade and Development Law Advanced
LAW10727 - Marine Animal Protection Law Intermediate
LAW30002 - Advanced Sports Law Advanced
LAW30001 - Ecological Jurisprudence Intermediate
LAW30003 - International Humanitarian Law Intermediate
LAW30004 - Comparative Criminal Law Advanced
LAW30005 - Statutory Interpretation Advanced
LAW73003 - Remedies Advanced
LAW72006 - Climate Law and Policy Intermediate
LAW72010 - Property in Land Intermediate
LAW72008 - Indigenous Jurisprudence Intermediate
LAW72011 - Why the State Needs to Kill: law, violence and the production of political authority Intermediate
LAW72014 - Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism Intermediate
LAW72015 - Law, Film and Ideology Intermediate
LAW71006 - The Rhetoric of Law Introductory
LAW73004 - Legal Fictions: Writing the Law Advanced
LAW72007 - International Business Negotiations Intermediate
HUM72020 - Indigenous Rights Intermediate
LAW73049 - Information Environmentalism Advanced Note 1 Note 1
LAW73051 - Global Legal Pluralism Advanced Note 1 Note 1
LAW73050 - Jessup Moot Advanced Note 1 Note 1
LAW72016 - Crimen Exceptum: The English Witch Prosecution in Context Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
LAW72013 - Wisdom, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
LAW72019 - Justice Framed: Law in Films and in Graphic Novels/Comics Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
LAW72018 - Performances and Power in Literature and the Law Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
LAW72021 - Myths for the Future: Law and Climate Fiction in the 21st Century Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
LAW72020 - The Legalities of Artificial Intelligence Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
LAWS2027 - Introduction to Chinese Business Law Intermediate
JUST2006 - Shifting Cultural Paradigms: Law & Literature After Postmodernism Intermediate
JUST2012 - The Art of Advocacy: Mooting and Performance Rhetoric Intermediate